Theater Week – Fog of War

September 12, 2017

 

Virtual avatar of “Michael” (Trevor Johnson) in Closer Than They Appear – Icarus Studios

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 18, 2017

 
OPENING:

The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 24. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Thursday and Friday previews 8:00, Saturday 8:00 (opening night), Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Continues through September 23. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* PlaySlam! 2017 – Twelve playwrights enter with two short plays each, at the end of the night one leaves with a cash prize, as determined by audience vote. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
* Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives – A devised theater performance by local women artists, created and presented by Summer Sisters, inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Continues through September 24. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* 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.” Final performances this weekend: September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St in Greensboro.
paperhand.org

* Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Pinhook in Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Filmmaker and photographer D.L. Anderson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following Summer Sisters’ performance of Bad Mothers and Neglectful Wives). No advance tickets, door sales only. 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.

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Theater Week – Wharton Schooled

May 30, 2017

 

Edith Wharton, circa 1905.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 5, 2017

 

OPENING:

Avenue Q – “The internet is for covfefe.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2003 musical featuring puppets making bad life decisions as they struggle to get by in New York. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Bridge – Staged reading of a new play by Alexandra Hubbell. Winner of the Chrysalis script competition presented in February by Cary Playwrights’ Forum. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Finding Patience – An original play, written and directed by Angie Ottosen-Staheli, about a freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. Presented by the town of Holly Springs. Opening: Monday June 5 at 7:00. Continues through June 17. Holly Springs Cultural Center.
findingpatienceplay.com

* Lost in Yonkers – One Song presents Neil Simon’s autobiographical family comedy. Directed by Thomas Cassidy and Eddie Woodhouse. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1994 musical review showcasing the Leiber-Stoller songbook. Directed by Julia Murney, choreography by Abbey O’Brien. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Tea with Edie & Fitz – In Adam Pasen’s 2013 play about their one and only meeting, Edith Wharton, the literary giant of the Gilded Age, invites Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to tea. Things do not go well for him in what was later described as “one of the better known failed encounters in the American literary annals”. Directed by Mia Self. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 18. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* The Seagull – Extended. 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. Added performance this week: Saturday 6:30. Closes Saturday.
bartletttheater.org
 

IMPROV:

* One Night in Durham – In a made-up-on-the-spot performance, Transactors Improv presents a variety of unique characters interacting in unexpected ways during one surprising evening in the Bull City. As the title says, one night only: Saturday 8:15. 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 – A Tale Told by an American Idiot

April 20, 2016

 
RedFool

Jan Matejko (1862). Stańczyk, National Museum in Warsaw

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 25, 2016

 

SPECIAL EVENT:
Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days – Round the clock readings of all the plays, featuring 38 theater companies from around the state, produced and co-presented by Burning Coal Theatre in association with the NC Museum of History, which is hosting a touring exhibit of a 1623 First Folio in May. Begins Saturday at noon with Henry VI Part 1, and climaxes with Two Noble Kinsmen [!!] Thursday April 28 at 3:00 a.m.
ncmuseumofhistory.org
 

OPENING:

* American Idiot – Peace Theatre’s “Raleigh premiere” production of the Green Day rock opera, last seen in these parts in a 2014 touring production at DPAC. (See below for a currently running Durham production.) Directed by Amy White. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kenan Hall, William Peace University, Raleigh.
peace.edu

* Cabaret – If you missed the 2012 production at Peace College or the 2013 production at PlayMakers, here’s a touring production of the most recent Broadway production. This week only: Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* #Comments Act 1: Mayo – Evening of sketch comedy, music, and mayo, presented by You Big Talker. One night: Saturday 7:00. Shadowbox Studio, 900 E. Club Blvd, Durham.
shadowboxstudio.org

* Cyrano – Company Carolina presents Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner’s small cast adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 comedy. No director listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Odd Couple – Studio A presents the female version of Neil Simon’s venerable mismatched roommates comedy. Directed by Melissa Lozoff. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:30 and 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Welcome to Night Vale: Ghost Stories – Live performance of the spookily popular comic podcast about a small town with supernatural reality issues. One show: Wednesday 8:00, Meymandi Concert Hall, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

ONGOING:

* American Idiot – “Triangle Premiere” of the Green Day rock opera, presented by Duke’s student musical theater group Hoof’n’ Horn – opened last week. (See above.) No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Saturday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* “Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Friday 8:00, Arcana Bar, 331 W. Main – back entrance, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 
* Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.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 – Life Line

January 20, 2015

Clothesline
The Clothesline Muse

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 26, 2015

OPENING:
* The Clothesline Muse – The clothesline as “a metaphor for continuity, work and family”. Playwright and choreographer Kariamu Welsh, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and visual artist Maya Freelon Asante bring their theater, dance and musical multimedia performance home. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. DAC, Durham.
theclotheslinemuse.com

Laughter on the 23rd Floor – NRACT presents Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy about writers on a 1950s television show. Directed by Jon Todd. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 8. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Nice Work If You Can Get It – Touring musical comedy production featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, presented by NC Theatre/Broadway Series South. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 15. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Scratch ‘N’ Sniff – Variety show featuring hosts Ron and Shirl, benefitting Durham LGBTQ Center. Presented by Little Green Pig. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Trouble in Mind – In the 1950s, a groundbreaking racially integrated Broadway play poses a difficult choice for an African American actress. PlayMakers Rep presents Alice Childress’ 1955 play, directed by Jade King Carroll. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
 
ONGOING:
* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – An African American man struggles to survive at various points in America’s history. World premiere of Howard L. Craft’s new play, featuring J. Alphonse Nicholson, directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Venus in Fur – An audition becomes a battlefield for dominance between a director and an actress in David Ives’ 2010 comedy about sex and power. Directed by Rod Rich. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Wicked – Touring production of the revisionist Oz musical returns to DPAC for a three-week run. This week: 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
 
 
IMPROV:
* Two improv shows this weekend:
Improv Percolator – Thursday 8:00.
Third Date Improv – Saturday 8:00.
Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* – 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 – Carrie, North Carolina

October 16, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 21, 2013

OPENING:

Barefoot in the Park – Neil Simon’s venerable 1963 comedy about a newlywed couple living in a walk-up apartment in New York. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. Presented by Towne Players of Garner. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 26. GPAC, Garner.
towneplayers.org

Carrie: The Musical – The creators of the legendarily awful 1988 Broadway musical adaptation of the Stephen King novel made major changes for the 2012 revival, but apparently there’s still a prom and magic powers. Presented by NRACT. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 3. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Drowsy Chaperone – A theater star must choose between her career and marriage. Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1998 parody of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Drew Klingner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart – It’s sex, drugs, and trance music – and an examination of media, global capitalism, and body objectification, in Caridad Svich’s 2004 take on the Greek tragedy. Produced and staged by Rajeev Rajendran, Emily Anderson, and Caitlin Wells. Presented by The Delta Boys Theater Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 26. Nightlight Bar, Chapel Hill.
deltaboystheater.weebly.com

* A Simple Gift – A runaway Appalachian girl tries to find her place in the world. Staged reading of a new work by T. Cat Ford, directed by Joseph Megel, with musical direction by Carly Jones. Post-show discussion with the playwright. One performance: Sunday 3:00. Chatham Mills, Pittsboro.
streetsignscenter.org

The Whipping Man – A wounded Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves negotiate an uneasy truce in the 2006 Matthew Lopez drama. Directed by Mark Filiaci. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
* Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = Final 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 – Size Matters

September 11, 2012

Manbites Dog’s The Brothers Size. Photo: Michael McCollough

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 17, 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.

OPENING:
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through September 29. 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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Death of the Oldest Dog in the World – The eponymous tragedy sends a man on a fantasy quest to redeem his life. Presented by Owl Tree Theater for the People. Written and directed by Jesse A. Lowe. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Continues through September 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Liebe Love Amour! – New York company Anonymous Ensemble performs an original interactive theater work using live performance, green-screen video, and real time editing to evoke the Von Stroheim-era of Old Hollywood. Presented by Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. Two performances only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke

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. Continues through September 30. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Nina Simone…What More Can I Say? – Yoland Rabun in a one-woman play about legendary singer Nina Simone. Written by Durham playwright Howard L. Craft, directed by Kathryn Williams. Two performances only: Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu

Pitfalls and Promises – The story of a woman’s life in a new musical one-act by local writers Al and Natalie Winters, presented by Winterworks Productions and Cary Playwrights’ Forum. Directed by Natalie Winters; musical direction by John Drymon. This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – At an academic conference on traditional border ballads, the snowed-in participants are drawn into the darker side of their area of expertise. Carolina Performing Arts presents The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the David Greig play, staged in Top of the Hill Bar. Limited run and seating. This week: Sunday 2:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Continues through September 20. Top of the Hill Bar, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.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. Continues through September 30. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:
Brigadoon – Burning Coal presents Lerner and Lowe’s romantic musical comedy about two friends who encounter a magical Scottish village that (spoiler) only appears for one day every 100 years. Directed by Emily Ranii, music direction by Julie Oliver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

City of Frogs – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 13th annual outdoor giant puppet pageant. For the final week, it moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday through Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan’s 2006 play about David Frost’s 1977 television interviews with Richard Nixon, presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Carnessa Ottelin. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Next to Normal – Manic depression is the unlikely subject of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 rock musical. Theatre in the Park presents the Triangle premiere, directed by Cody Cunningham, music direction by Nancy Whelan. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Radio Golf – A mayoral candidate finds himself caught between the demands of power and the voices of conscience and history. Deep Dish presents August Wilson’s 2005 drama, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Richie – A rampaging party girl and her entourage stagger from bar to bar with audience in tow, in Little Green Pig’s promenade theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II, directed by Jay O’Berski. Starts at Fullsteam Brewery and ends up god knows where. Wear your walking shoes and be sure to pick a designated driver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through September 22. Fullsteam Brewery and various places in downtown Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

SKETCH/IMPROV:
Sketch Cagematch – Conclusion of six weeks of comic Darwinism in action: two sketch teams going head to head with 22 minutes of their best material. The team with the funniest survival strategy comes back the following week, the unfunniest goes home in shame. This week, last week’s champion takes a victory lap against the series’ “Most Lovable” losing team. Saturday 9:00. Dirty South Theater, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.
dsicomedytheater.com

AUDITIONS:
Orange Community Players holds auditions for November production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tuesday 6:30, Hillsborough Exchange Club.
More info

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 – Struts and Frets

June 12, 2012

Leafhopper Strut (monitor screen with leafhopper, Cicadellidae upstagerus)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 18, 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.

OPENING:
Boeing-Boeing – Marc Camoletti’s 1958 French sex farce, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Jessica Bogart. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy Theatre, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

The Invitation – Transactors performs a two-act long-form improv evening. One show only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Sunshine Boys – Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about two elderly vaudevillians, presented in rotating rep as part of University Theatre’s 3-show TheatreFest (see also Lettice and Lovage). Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 24. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

ONGOING:
The Boy Friend – RLT presents Sandy Wilson’s 1953 spoof of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Let the mendacity commence. The second recent Triangle production, this time by Theatre in the Park, of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 drama about a Southern family with issues. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Light on the Horizon – Justice Theater Project presents a new play about the people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Written and directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Lettice and Lovage – Peter Shaffer’s 1987 comedy about an over-imaginative British tour guide. Presented in rotating rep as part of University Theatre’s 3-show TheatreFest (see also The Sunshine Boys). Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

AUDITIONS:
Torry Bend is looking for 5 talented puppeteers or actor/dancers with interest in puppeteering, for a fall remount and potential 2013 tour of her 2011 show, The Paper Hat Game. Performers must be able to travel. For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact her at torrybend at gmail.com or by phone: 510-414-2944.

All American City Actors – A Fayetteville acting troupe looking for new members will be holding open auditions in a couple of weeks. More information and contact info on their Facebook page.

 

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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