A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 25, 2019
* Cabaret – University Theatre presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical. Directed by Mia Self. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Peace of Clay – Presentation of a play-in-progress by Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft about a young man coming of age in North Carolina in the 1980s. Co-presented by Theatre Raleigh and NC Theatre, as part of their Reflections project. One performance only: Saturday 7:30. Living Arts Collective, Durham.
Note: Tickets are $20, but the ticketing policy requires purchase of an additional $20 ticket to a second play by a different playwright being performed in April at a venue sixty miles away in Benson. Which, if your goal is to get an audience for either show, seems a little – I don’t know – counterproductive? If you want to support Mike and Howard’s work, maybe just show up at the door Saturday and see what you can negotiate? Bonus feature: Theatre Raleigh’s information and ticketing pages don’t list an address for the Living Arts Collective. It’s 410 W Geer St, Durham.
* Rock of Ages – Touring production of the 2005 juke box musical featuring 1980s glam rock standards. This weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00.DPAC, Durham.
* Horses – A play with music about a post-punk songwriter on tour. Performed by Dana Marks. Presented by Little Green Pig. Various venues. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00 (early start) – Pinhook in Durham, Saturday 8:00 – Gibson Girl Vintage in Durham. Closes Sunday.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical – Junie has to deal with major changes her first day of First Grade. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s stage musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s popular children’s books. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 3. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* A Life in the Theatre – Theatre in the Park presents David Mamet’s 1977 play chronicling the relationship between two actors over the course of various productions. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
* Men on Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
The Wolves – Sarah DeLappe’s 2016 debut play follows nine teenage girls on a high school soccer team during their pre-game warmups over a season. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells, with movement direction by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Continues through March 3. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
* – 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.