Theater Week – Endings and Beginnings

August 2, 2017

 

Sam Shepard, circa 1965.

“The most authentic endings are the ones which
are already revolving towards another beginning.”
– Sam Shepard

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 7, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Father of the Bride – One Song Productions presents the 1948 comedy by Caroline Francke, based on the novel by Edward Streeter. Directed by Chloe Roth and Julia Stamey. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox 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

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams – Cultural clashes and Darwinian power dynamics threaten to unleash chaos on a baby shower in a new comedy by Maribeth McCarthy. Co-directed by McCarthy and Hannah Marks. Presented as part of the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 13. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

The Women – The Town of Cary presents Claire Booth Luce’s 1936 satirical comedy. Directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org
 

ONGOING:

* Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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 – When There Are Clouds in the Sky

December 1, 2015

 

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The Tramp’s New World, Manbites Dog

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 7, 2015

 

OPENING:

Almost, Maine – Another visit to John Cariani’s popular fictional town (following Legacy Rep’s October production and Clayton Youth Theatre’s 2014 version), this time presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Anastasia LeDuc. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
1songproductions.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dashing Through the Snow – Family-friendly holiday comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, set in a Texas B&B. Directed by Matt Schedler, presented by Cary Players. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

The Emotions of Normal People – Love affairs, betrayal, sex, Stasi agents. Almost two years in the making, Little Green Pig’s “originalmovementtheaterwerk” deconstructs and reassembles the experiment-in-living that was the German Democratic Republic before the end of the Cold War brought it crashing down. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.businesscatalyst.com

* Green Porno – One-woman show by Isabella Rossellini about the odd and surprising mating rituals of insects and marine life. One performance: Saturday 8:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

Nuncrackers – Another holiday entry in Dan Goggin’s apparently inexhaustible Nunsense musical comedy franchise. Directed by Jon Todd, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Once – 2012 Stage musical adaptation of the 2007 movie, presented by Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Sound of Music – Touring production of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Directed by Jack O’Brien. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Tramp’s New World – Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp character is the lone survivor of a “super-atomic blast” in Rob Jansen’s one-man show, adapted from James Agee’s never-produced screenplay written for Chaplin. Directed by Joseph Megel, presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Wiz – Ease on down the road in this African American take on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Burning Coal presents the 1974 musical, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

 
ONGOING:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, 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 11:00/2:00/6:30, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
Peter and the Starcatcher – A prequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1904 Peter Pan, this 2009 play by Peter Elice is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Previously seen in a Broadway Series South touring production in Raleigh last March. Directed by Brendon Fox. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

Holiday in Rio – Transactors has the cure for your Seasonal Affective Disorder — escaping winter with a hastily improvised getaway to Rio de Janeiro, set to the bossa nova musical stylings of local Brazilian quartet Onda. One show: Friday 8:00. 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.

 


Theater Week – What Big Teeth

April 22, 2015

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Image: Jamie Bell and Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 27, 2015

OPENING:
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls – A young American woman on her first trip to Russia discovers she will need more than her passport and a guidebook to survive, when she encounters witches, bears, and other mythical forces. Jules Odendahl-James directs Meg Miroshnik’s dark modern fantasy. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through May 9. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Legally Blonde – Cary Players presents the 2007 musical based on the movie. Director/choreographer: Nancy Rich, music director: Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 3. Cary Arts Center.
www.townofcary.org

Rent – The 1996 Jonathan Larson musical gets another Triangle staging, this time by NRACT. Directed by David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 10. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
www.nract.org

ONGOING:
* Chamber Music – Eight women – who may or may not be Gertrude Stein, Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Queen Isabella I, Constanze Mozart, Amelia Earhart, Hollywood star Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson – find themselves in an insane asylum. Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series presents Arthur Kopit’s absurdist 1962 one-act. Directed by Rachel Klem, assisted by Nicola Bullock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Sunday in the Park with George – Burning Coal presents the 1984 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about painter Georges Seurat and the mystery of artistic creation. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 3. 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

* – 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.

 


Theater Week – I and This Mystery

December 2, 2014

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Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III, I and You. Photo: Jules Odendahl-James

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 8, 2014

OPENING:
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Soldiers in World War I forge a tenuous one-night truce in the trenches. ArtsCenter Stage presents an encore presentation of the choral play by Peter Rothstein, featuring the men of Cantari. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, musical director Sue Klausmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 14. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Blithe SpiritNoël Coward’s 1941 comedy about a man contending with two wives – one of them deceased – is revived by One Song Productions. Directed by Sadie Frank. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Holiday-themed touring presentation by the Canadian circus franchise, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Thursday 11:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Durham Nutcracker – Young dancer rivals learn a valuable lesson in Walltown Children’s Theatre reimagined take on the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Wednesday 7:00, Thursday 10:00 and 7:00, Friday 6:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

I and You – “I and this mystery, here we stand.” Two mismatched high school students meet for a class assignment on Walt Whitman, but discover that something else has brought them together. Manbites Dog presents the 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* It’s a Wonderful Life – The Beloved Holiday Classic™ about the delusional George Bailey staged as a 1940’s live radio play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Debra Grannan, musical director Darylene Hecht. Through Monday only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
* Into the Woods – A revisionist take on classic fairy tales. PlayMakers presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical in rolling repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mismatched lovers, a moonlit forest, and a mischievous fairy? Must be Shakespeare. In rolling repertory with Into the Woods? Must be PlayMakers Rep. Directed by Shana Cooper. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ 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 is going to sell faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys R Us. Presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Red – Beloved Holiday Classic™

* – 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.

 


Theater Week – Gone

September 25, 2012

Gone (M Series). Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2012

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.

GONE BABY GONE!
Four ongoing shows close this weekend. Six new shows are opening, but two of those play this week only. What we’re saying is, if there are several productions you’ve been meaning to see, you’ve got some hard choices to make.
* = Final week

OPENING:
* Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Two con men face off in University Theatre’s production of the 2004 musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, based on the 1988 movie. (Director and musical director unlisted.) This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

44 Plays for 44 Presidents – The ArtsCenter presents the 2002 play by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, as part of a festival of nationwide productions. Directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation of his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Satirical 1961 musical by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich; musical director Harrison Fisher. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 6. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Jailbait – Two high school girls pose as college students in order to meet older men at a Boston nightclub. Deirdre O’Connor’s 2009 play is presented by Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. Directed by Christine Zagrobelny. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Machinal – Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play based on the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Directed by Steven Roten. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

ONGOING:
* The Brothers Size – Two brothers contend with their shared past and an unpredictable friend, in Manbites Dog’s production of the 2007 Tarell Alvin McCraney play. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]– Raleigh Little Theatre presents Reduced Shakespeare Company’s irreverent send-up of the Canon. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Little Shop of Horrors – Last sighted in April at Temple Theatre in Sanford and before that at Raleigh’s NC Theatre in 2010, this invasive kudzu of a horror musical (by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) just keeps taking over local stages, this time at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Directed by Jon Todd; musical direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Red – The artist Mark Rothko, faced with a lucrative commission, struggles to reconcile art and commerce. Playmakers presents the area premiere of John Logan’s 2009 play. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Sweet Charity – It’s the first (but probably not the last) Neil Simon show of the season. It’s also the other Broadway musical based on a Fellini film, this one from 1966 with book by Simon and songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields. Presented by Temple Theatre, director unlisted. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

RECURRING:
No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sign-up to perform: 9:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – September Songs

September 27, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 3, 2011

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.

OPENING:
Come Fly Away – A touring production of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Middletown – “This is what life is like, here, right now.” Will Eno’s new play about birth, death, and what comes between. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Molly Sweeney – Three interlocked monologues tell the story of a blind woman and the two men who hope to restore her sight. The Delta Boys present the 1994 Brian Friel play, directed by Kathryn Milliken LeTrent. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
mollysweeney.weebly.com

Once Upon a Mattress – 1959 musical adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea”, presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The Philadelphia Story – University Theatre presents Philip Barry’s 72-year-old romantic comedy about rich white people. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00.
ncsu.edu/arts/theatre

The Professors – If you’re missing City of Medicine, Transactors’ improvised serial comedy-drama which concluded a multi-year run last season, then check out the first episode of their new improvised series set at “Private University of North Carolina State” a possibly fictional Triangle-area institution of possibly higher learning. Friday 8:00. Future episodes in November, January, March, April, and May. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming – Orange Community Players present a bluegrass/gospel musical set at the end of World War II. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. Various sites, check website for information.
ocpnc.com

The Tempest – “Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve/And, like this insubstantial pageant faded/Leave not a rack behind.” Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents an outdoor “green” production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Steven Roten. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 6:00, Sunday 3:00. McIver Amphitheater, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

ONGOING:
Experiment 1: Taboo Conversations – Remaining performances have been cancelled. The Distillery, West Morgan Street, Raleigh.
distillerycollective.com

Guys and Dolls – Temple Theatre stages the 1950 musical based on stories by Damon Runyon. Directed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) – Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about an electrifying 19th century medical breakthrough in the treatment of “female hysteria”. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë’s tale of an orphan turned governess, adapted for the stage by Polly Teale. Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theater, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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