Theater Week – Gunsight Specific

May 16, 2017


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 22, 2017



* Oakwood Lives 2017: Immigrants! – Burning Coal’s annual site-specific presentation of short plays by local playwrights based on current residents of the eponymous Raleigh cemetery. This year’s theme refers to people who moved to Raleigh from elsewhere. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.

The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday and Sunday 6:30. Continues through May 29. Rain dates June 3 and 4.


* Hunchback – What is ugly? What is beautiful? This original musical entertainment addresses those aesthetic questions via a fictional Swedish pop band impersonating 19th century aristocrats impersonating 21st century hipsters. (Why yes, it’s a Little Green Pig production – how did you know?) Directed by Jaybird O’Berski with assistant director Tamara Kissane, and despite the venue, it’s probably not for children. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham.

* Straight White Men – “If I woke up tomorrow and I was a straight white man, what would I do?” A family of four eponymous characters – a father and his three grown sons – get together for Christmas in theater provocateur Young Jean Lee’s darkly comic examination of race and privilege. Presented by Sonorous Road. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

* A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.


* Curious Accidents and Unintended Consequences – Six actors take the stage with absolutely no idea what is going to happen, in director J. Chachula’s theatrical experiment. Presented by Flying Machine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.


* Endless Shrimp BOGO Weekend Special – endless_shrimp presents video installations and live dance music in a free, Moog-adjacent event. Friday and Saturday opening at 7:00, music at 9:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* – 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 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.


This concert kills cancer

June 16, 2010

Rebekah and Shayne Miel

What promises to be an amazing musical event happens this weekend in Durham.

‘This Machine Kills Cancer’ is a 12-hour concert by a slew of local bands and musicians to benefit Shayne Miel, frontman for The Future Kings of Nowhere, who was diagnosed with cancer last year. The concert will raise money to help cover some of Shayne’s medical expenses, and also serve as a musical launch party for Friends with Benefits, a nonprofit organization being started by Shayne and his wife Rebekah that will help other local musicians in need.

Read more about the event in the week’s Indy.

If you don’t know Shayne and Rebekah, check out their amazing blog, This Machine Kills Cancer.

The concert runs from noon to midnight Saturday at the Triangle Brewing Company, 918 Pearl Street, in Durham. Bands scheduled include Hammer No More the Fingers, Mercators, Bowerbirds, The Pneurotics, Free Electric State, and over a dozen more. Admission can be had for a suggested $10 donation (but really you can probably afford to give more).

In addition to the music, there’s going to be a silent auction, food trucks, beer, t-shirts and a benefit compilation CD of local musicians covering Shayne’s songs. Get the complete schedule and more information here.

(And for anyone still standing at the end of the night, rumor is that there will be an after-party at Pinhook.)

Can’t make it to the show? You can buy the 3 disc benefit compilation online, and yes, all proceeds benefit Shayne.

Save up all the days

August 24, 2009

Delightful fan-made music video by Gabe Askew for Grizzly Bear‘s “Two Weeks”.

Also check out the stunning architectural animations on his CG reel.

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