Theater Week – Buy It Call It

June 6, 2018

 

Monét Noelle Marshall. Photo: Derrick Beasley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 11, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Body and Call It a Ticket – Monét Noelle Marshall’s groundbreaking “Buy It Call It” trilogy continues with another must-see immersive participatory theater installation exploring issues of art, capitalism, race and self-worth. This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 8:30, Sunday at 3:00 and 4:30. Continues through June 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
monetnoellemarshall.com

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) – A girl and her mother deal with loss, celebrity superheroes, and a talking apartment in Sheila Callaghan’s 2000 play. Directed by Kayla Kaufman. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com/crumble

Don’t Dress for Diner – Plans for a weekend of infidelity go off the rails in this English-language adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s 1987 sex farce Pyjamas Pour Six. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Just Another Lynching – Award-winning puppeteer Jeghetto presents a contemporary examination of a troubled chapter in America’s history, with a post-performance conversation on race relations in the local community. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Oliver! – Justice Theater Project presents the 1960 musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Jerry Sipp, with music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The 39 Steps – It’s the 1930s, and an ordinary Londoner gets mixed up with a spy plot, in a comic thriller featuring four actors playing over 20 roles. This 1995 stage adaptation relies mainly on the screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film (loosely based on the 1915 John Buchan novel). Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” Manbites Dog concludes its final season with Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

Advertisements

Theater Week – Snow Day Like Today

March 21, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 26, 2018

 
THEATER FESTIVAL:

* Bullcity Black Theater Festival – A two-week festival bringing together playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, and actors from some of the Triangle’s premier Black theater groups, including Black Ops, Black Poetry Theatre, and MOJOAA. The festival will present staged readings of new plays the first week, as well as hosting free Community Conversations the second week, plus free theater workshops and a playwrighting masterclass with Howard L. Craft. Produced by Black Ops Theatre. Events this week:
••••••••••
WORKSHOPS: (Free, advance signup required)
• Thursday March 22 at 6:30: Movement Workshop led by Monét Noelle Marshall as part of the preparation for her next piece, Buy My Body And Call it A Ticket.
• Sat March 24 at 10:30am: Coffee, Conversation, and Tips for Actors, with Kathy Hunter-Williams
• Sat March 24 at 11:00am: Next Act: Creativity and Performance for Women Over 50, with Rhetta Greene and Robin Carmon Marshall
••••••••••
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: (Free, door donations welcome)
• Friday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. – The State of Black Theatre: Then, Now, Locally: An interactive Black theater overview with Rhetta Green, John Harris, and JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Free, no sign-up required.
• Saturday March 24 at 3:00 p.m. – A conversation with artist Monét Marshall about her recent performance art exhibition, Buy My Soul and Call it Art, with Mike Williams, founder of the Black on Black Project. Free, no sign-up required.
• Saturday March 24 at 8:00 p.m. – I Am Black: A conversation with Tommy DeFrantz. An exploration of black performance, black identity, and black expression, with the Chair of African and African American studies at Duke University. Free, pre-registration requested.
Final week. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Ain’t Misbehavin’ – NRACT presents the 1978 musical revue celebrating the amazing Fats Waller and other performers and songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s Harlem Renaissance. Two alternating casts, so plan to see it twice. Directed by Liz Grimes Droessler. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Beanstalk! The Musical – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents a musical version of the fairy tale. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Framing the Shot – “Nothing validates your life more than someone trying to kill you.” Two women deal with photography, friendship, and possibly fatal self-validation in a comedy thriller by Allan Maule. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St (Royal Bakery building), Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* No Exit – L’enfer, c’est les autres. Pequod Productions presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist drama. Directed by Kurt Benrud. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
facebook.com
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.


Theater Week – Sky Light

January 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 5, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Buy My Soul and Call It Art – Performance art exhibition created by Monét Noelle Marshall exploring the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy, and the connection between the slave market and the arts market. (Opened January 26.) This week: Saturday various times beginning at 7:00, Sunday beginning at 3:00. Closes Sunday. Living Arts Collective, 410 West Geer Street, Durham.
eventbrite.com

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Thursday 7:30. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

* Les Misérables – Touring production of the 1985 musical, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

* The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Wednesda-Saturday 8:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.


Theater Week – Jumping Jesus

October 1, 2014

JumpingJebus

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 6, 2014

OPENING:
* The Great Divorce – Touring Christian theater production based on C.S. Lewis’ 1945 theological fantasy. Produced by Fellowship for the Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday. Time not listed on website. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

In Their Shoes – Two one-act plays exploring violence against women: From the Boots of Timberland by Robin Carmon Marshall and Good Brother by Monet Noelle Marshall. Presented by new theater company MOJOAA. Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Leap of Faith – A fraudulent faith healer has a crisis of faith in this 2010 musical adaptation of the 1992 Steve Martin comedy. Directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard, Musical Directors Valerie Johnson and Darius Burrus. Presented by NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Measure for Measure – Fops, fools, fake executions, mistaken identity, and duplicitous Dukes. Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

 
ONGOING:
* Coriolanus – “Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice supplied with worthy men.” A Roman general turned politician has a love/hate relationship with the common people who brought him to power. Director G. Todd Buker pointedly stages Bare Theatre’s outdoor production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the site of recent Moral Monday protests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Halifax Mall, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s popular 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No performances Saturday.) Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott’s 48-year-old thriller gets another area production, this time by Cary Players. (Director not listed.) This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* You Can’t Take It with You – University Theatre presents the 78-year-old Kaufman and Hart comedy about a Depression-era family of lovably zany characters. Sample zaniness: Grandpa raises snakes and doesn’t pay his taxes! Direced by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* – Concludes this week

 

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


%d bloggers like this: