Theater Week – Pollen Season

May 1, 2018

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 7, 2018

 
OPENING:

The Changeling – The Adaptation and Reenactment of the 17th-Century Jacobean Tragedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, As Performed by the Inhabitants of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Under the Direction of Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, The Fruit, 305 S Dillard St, Durham. Continues May 10-12 at Mystery Brewery in Hillsborough, May 17-19 at Culture Mill in Saxapahaw.
littlegreenpig.com

A Night with Janis Joplin – Touring production of a jukebox musical featuring songs by Joplin and the women artists – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith – who inspired her. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 20. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Waitress – Touring production of the 2015 musical, based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film. 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
 

ONGOING:

* Hand to God – A puppet used in a Christian-ministry youth performance may be Satan. Theatre in the Park presents Robert Askin’s 2011 dark comedy. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Based on a young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Rick Elice’s 2009 play is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Plaza Suite – Three one-acts about white heterosexual couples, all taking place in the same hotel room. Cary Players presents Neil Simon’s 50-year-old comedy. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back – “Hold my beer, I’m gonna do an alcohol-themed evening of Shakespeare.” Bare Theater’s site-appropriate presentation returns. Directed by Dustin Britt, with fight choreography by Heather J. Strickland, musical direction by Camille Watson, and additional words by Charles Keith. This week: Tuesday 8:00 Watts & Ward 200 S Blount St, Raleigh; Wednesday 8:00 Ponysaurus Brewing 219 Hood St, Durham; Thursday 8:00 Imurj 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh. Closes Thursday.
baretheatre.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
 

* – 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 – 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 – Mississippi Goddam

October 24, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 31, 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.

PICK OF THE WEEK:

“This is a show tune/But the show hasn’t been written for it, yet.”
— Nina Simone, “Mississippi Goddam” (1964)

The Parchman Hour – In 1961, civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders launched a non-violent frontal assault on segregation in the deep South, and were met with incredible violence from local citizens, police forces, and state governments. So many were arrested in Mississippi that they filled local jails; the overflow was transferred to the state’s notorious penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. While there, they kept their spirits up by staging their own “variety hour” of songs and comedy from their cells each evening. Written and directed by local theatrical treasure Mike Wiley, The Parchman Hour comes to Playmakers’ mainstage (following Wiley’s successful student production last year) to tell part of that remarkable story. Not to be missed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

OPENING:
Country Fried Caper – Mystery dinner theater, presented by the Wake County Shrine Club. One show only: Saturday 6:00. Shrine Club, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
wakecountyshrineclub.org

Garden District – University Theatre presents a 1958 double-bill of one-act plays by Tennessee Williams: Something Unspoken and Suddenly Last Summer. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Halloween Shorts – The Playwrights Roundtable presents an evening of scary short plays. One night only: Sunday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Much Ado about Nothing – In what looks to be a burgeoning new Shakespearian sub-genre, the Bard gets Steampunked again in Bare Theatre’s Victorian high-tech version of the romantic comedy. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Common Ground, Durham. Moves next week to Raleigh Ensemble Players.
cgtheatre.com

Nathan the Wise – German playwright Gottholt Lessing’s 1779 play about religious tolerance was banned from performance by the Church during his lifetime. Deep Dish presents Edward Kemp’s 2003 adaptation, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Parchman Hour – See “Pick of the Week”.

Rock of Ages – Non-Equity national touring production of the 1980’s guitar-rock jukebox musical comedy. 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

Suspense! – Transactors Improv returns with its annual thriller chiller evening of made-up-on-the-spot theater, plus an improvised soundtrack by Killer Filler. One night only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
Bell, Book, and Candle – John Van Druten’s 1950 witchcraft comedy, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, which helpfully warns: “contains elements of the occult, alcohol consumption, live animals and implied sexual situations.” Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 5. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Dial M for Murder – Adapted from his original BBC television production, Frederick Knott’s 1952 stage thriller is a cautionary tale about rotary dial telephones (kids, ask your grandparents). Temple Theatre’s production is directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Evita – NC Theatre presents the 1978 Webber/Rice musical meditation on the late Argentinian First Lady, featuring Lauren Kennedy. (No director listed.) This week: Tuesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Living with the Tiger – Explosions! Power tools! Dance numbers! Tigers! America! Haymaker presents a devised performance about tiger ownership and the American psyche. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
gohaymaker.com

Scary Stuff Incorporated – A murder mystery dinner theater event, presented by Stars Theater and Arts Center. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 12:00 and 6:30. Closes Saturday. Stars Theater, Fuquay Varina.
starstheaterandart.com

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 7:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.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.


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