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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange Community Players holds auditions for November production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tuesday 6:30, Hillsborough Exchange Club.
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For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.