Theater Week – Two Towers

March 3, 2020

 
TwoTowers

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 9, 2020

 

OPENING:

Julius Caesar – When a charismatic but flawed leader’s actions threaten the Republic, a group of had-it-up-to-here Senators decide to take drastic action – only to encounter the law of unintended consequences. PlayMakers Rep present Shakespeare’s classic political drama, directed by Andrew Borba. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Raissoneur – In Monèt Noelle Marshall’s new play within a play-whodunit-performance piece, a Black actor just trying to do her show discovers the script has changed. Free public staged reading as part of the Let Her Tell It Series, produced by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Erin Bell. One show: Saturday 8:00 (doors open at 7:30). Northstar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
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Venus in Fur – A playwright adapting Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century novel, finds himself beguiled by a woman auditioning for the lead role. Katie Paxton directs David Ives’ 2010 meta-comedy. Presented by Moonlight Stage Company. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 10:30, Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Moonlight Stage, 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 12F, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

 

CONTINUING:

* columbinus – A local touring production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play about high school alienation, hostility, and social pressure as manifested in the 1999 Columbine school shootings. Presented by Social Justice Theater; directed by Tammy Matthews. Free admission for school employees. This week: Saturday 4:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 6:00. Sweet Bee Theater, 18A East Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. (Continues on March 22 with two performances in Raleigh.)
pittsboroyouththeater.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 RDU on Stage. 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 – Lamp, Lit

September 18, 2019

 
LampLight

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 23, 2019

OPENING:

* Buy My Art and Call It Holy – “A challenge to reimagine what we call art and what we consider holy.” MOJOAA Performing Arts Company presents the third part of Monet Marshall’s “Buy It Call It” trilogy, over five nights:
• Monday 7:00 – A Night of Meditation
• Tuesday 7:00 – A Night of Visioning
• Wednesday 7:00 – A Night of Sensuality
• Thursday 8:00 – A Night of Mourning
* Friday 7:00 – A Night of Celebration
This week only. Northstar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com

* On Golden Pond – Stageworks Theatre presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 drama about a couple in their twilight years spending a summer at their lakeside cottage. Director not listed. (Note: Opened last week at Holly Springs Cultural Center.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
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Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental and oft-produced 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlor. Directed by Mia Peters; produced by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Heads Will Roll – Little Green Pig presents an ambulatory presentation of scenes, speeches and songs by William Shakespeare, staged outdoors at West Point on the Eno. Directed by Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, and Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. West Point on the Eno, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

Inherit the Wind – In a fictionalized take on the 1925 Scopes trial, an educator is prosecuted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his high school science class. Justice Theater Project presents the 1955 drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through September 29. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Metromaniacs – Poetry is all the rage in 18th century Paris, and when a young poet falls in love with a mysterious poetess, complications and mistaken identities ensue. Honest Pint Theatre presents David Ive’s 2018 comedy (adapted from Alexis Piron’s 1738 farce La Métromanie). Directed by Susannah Hough and David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Native Son – In 1930s Chicago, oppression and poverty cause a young Black man’s life to spiral into tragedy. PlayMakers Rep presents Nambi E. Kelley’s 2016 adaptation of the Richard Wright novel. Directed by Colette Robert. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (No Saturday performance this week.) Continues through September 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre presents Phyllis Morrison as the iconic singer and actress, in a bio-musical by Valjean Limar Jansen. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Closes Friday. Haiti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville Street, Durham.
agapetheatreproject.com

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (preshows at 6:20), plus a Sunday matinee at 3:00 (2:20 preshow). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Houses of the Holy

June 18, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 24, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights; it began with A Night of Meditation on Monday, and continues with A Night of Visioning (Tuesday), A Night of Mourning (Wednesday), A Night of Sensuality (Thursday), concluding with A Night of Gratitude (Friday). All performances begin at 7:00. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com

Churchill’s Shorts – Burning Coal presents Far Away and A Number, two short plays by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Stephen Eckert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 30. CAM, 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Trouble in Mind – In 1957, an African American actress has the lead role in a Broadway play, but may have to sacrifice her principles in order to keep it. Alice Childress’ classic mid-twentieth-century satire has not – unfortunately – lost any of its relevance. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. Presented by Agape Theatre Project. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 30. NCCU Theatre, 1801 Fayetteville Road, Durham.
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ONGOING:

* Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

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

 

* – 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Very Near Future

June 11, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2019

 

THEATER GRANTS:

Deadline Approaches – Manbites Dog Theater Company – through its Theater Fund – is offering grants to encourage and support Triangle theater productions by local artists and companies in the upcoming season. Grant application deadline is Monday June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Complete information and an online application form are available on the Manbites Dog website.
 

OPENING NEXT WEEK:

Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights, beginning with A Night of Meditation on Monday June 17 at 7:00. Continues through Friday June 21. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com
 

OPENING:

Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* True West – Sam Shepard’s 1980 drama of feuding brothers, shifting identities, and electric toasters, as reimagined by Little Green Pig. No director (or much other information) listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. The PIT Improv Theatre, 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.com

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
hollyspringsnc.us

* Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Blue

December 4, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 10, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall presents the concluding installment of her “Buy It Call It” trilogy, a participatory, experiential series of events over 10 days at five different locations, examining and reimagining what we call art and what we consider holy. This week:
-Friday 7:00: Night of Invitation, an opening reception at 310 East Main Street, Durham.
– Saturday 3:00: Day of Celebration, movement and dance at Living Art Collective, 410 West Geer St, Durham.
– Sunday 3:00: Sunday Service, at W.G. Pearson Center, 600 E. Umstead St., Durham.
Continues through December 16.
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* A Charlie Brown Christmas – Theatre in the Park presents a stage version of the AARP-eligible 1965 TV special. Director not listed. (Opened November 30.) This week: Friday 7:30, Sensory-friendly performance Saturday 11:00, Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
theatreinthepark.com

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents its original musical comedy version of the Dickens story, now in its – I’m going to say 85th? – season. Written and directed by Ira David Wood III. (Note: The role of Scrooge alternates between Ira David Wood III and Ira David Wood IV, check schedule.) This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Elf – Touring production of the 2010 musical comedy stage adaptation of the 2003 film. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Gift of the Magi – An immersive interactive version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Sunday with walkthroughs beginning at 8:00/9:00/10:00. Continues through December 17. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
sonorousroad.com

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab present Tom Mula’s 1999 alternate viewpoint take on the Dickens story. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 16. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Lady Misrule – A father in mourning for his daughter ends up at the North Pole workshop of one S. Claus. Tiny Engine Theatre returns to the Triangle with an original “Christmas noir”, written and directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 16. Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley St, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

* Last Minute Wishes – Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a Christmas comedy by Ava and Darell Jenkins set at a department store (remember those?) on Christmas Eve. Followed by Karaoke Christmas, a Holiday Pops Presentation by Andy Beck and Brian Fisher. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The Halle, 237 N Salem St, Apex.
thehalle.org

* Love Life – Tony Award-winner and Duke Artist-in-Residence Victoria Clark directs a workshop production of the seldom-produced 1948 Kurt Weill/Alan Jay Lerner musical. One showing only (and it’s sold out, so call in any favors you have if you want a ticket): Friday 7:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play – OdysseyStage presents the radio version of the holiday movie as it was performed on Lux Radio Theatre in 1947. The program features a dozen actors, live sound effects, and 1940s music played by The Retros. Two performances only: Saturday 2:00 at The Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill; Sunday 3:00, The Artscenter, Carrboro.
odysseystage.org

* Tend To Your Own House – Black Poetry Theatre continues Flip the Script. a works-in-progress series where classic works are remixed into new pieces, integrating poetry/spoken word and music. For this iteration, the plays being sampled are all early 20th century, including works by George Bernard Shaw and Ferenc Molnar. Led by Dasan Ahanu, a group of selected community artists will work together to shape each piece of the production. Three readings of these reworked pieces will be presented followed by a talk-back, offering an opportunity for community feedback. The series will culminate with a full production built from those pieces blended into one world and one storyline. Created by Dasan Ahanu, Lee Chapman, KD Lambert, and Nakita Jay. One performance only: Thursday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Best Time of Year – Mom’s away and the kids have to take charge of the Christmas Eve party. Moonlight Stage Company presents an original family-friendly holiday musical. Directed by Estes Tarver. Book, music, and lyrics by Carrie Marshall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 1304 Paddock Dr, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre presents its popular annual holiday musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Weir – Burning Coal Theatre revives its 2000 production of Conor McPherson’s 1997 Irish ghost story. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

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
 

* – 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 – 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.


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.
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* – 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.


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