Theater Week – Lonely Heart

April 17, 2018

Carson McCullers, 1947. Photographer unknown. 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 23, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Assassins – If you’re kicking yourself for missing last month’s Theatre in the Park production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents, here’s your second shot. William Peace University’s production is directed by Wade Newhouse, with musical direction by Matt Hodge. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kenan Auditorium, Browne-McPherson Building, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

* Bright Star – Touring production of the 2014 Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical, set in post-WWII Asheville. Hosted by Broadway South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf – Justice Theater Project presents Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem play for a weekend of staged readings. Directed by Kyma Lassiter. This week only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, St. Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

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. Continues through May 6. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Marie Antoinette – Meredith College Theater presents David Adjimi’s 2012 satirical history play about power, politics, and royalty. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

The Member of the Wedding – For its inaugural production, new Triangle company Star Pocket Theatre presents Carson McCullers’ 1950 play (based on her novel) about adolescent tomboy Frankie trying to come to terms with family and self-identity. Directed by Brent Wilson. This week: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through April 29. VAE, 309 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

* The Mountaintop – Radio performance company L.A. Theatre Works’ touring production of Katori Hall’s play about Martin Luther King’s final night. Presented by NC State Live. Director not listed. One night only: Tuesday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
live.arts.ncsu.edu

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. Continues through May 6. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Proof – David Auburn’s frequently performed 2000 drama about a woman dealing with the legacy of her late father, a brilliant but disturbed mathematician. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through April 29. Wake Forest Community House, Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.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: Sunday 8:00, The Pinhook, Durham. Continues at various ABC licensed locations through May 3.
baretheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey – Citizens of a seaside New Jersey town – all portrayed by David Henderson – react to the disappearance of a missing teenager in Honest Pint Theatre production of James Lecesne’s 2015 solo drama. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Adventure Road: A Story of Huck and Tom – Family-friendly play based on the Mark Twain Characters, presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series. Director not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Alice @ Wonderland – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Jonathan Yukich’s retelling of the Lewis Carroll story – with an Alice from the modern digital era. Directed by Chasta Hamilton. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Sensory-friendly performance on April 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4. Duke’s musical theater group Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1975 Kander and Ebb musical. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Harvey – Get to know your rabbit. University Theatre presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy, directed by Mia Self. Old chestnut or hardy perennial? You decide. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

King Charles III – Burning Coal presents Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play, set in the near future, in which Prince Charles ascends to the British throne, and blank verse political drama ensues. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Leaving Eden – Mike Wiley’s new play – scored by singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett – follows decades of history in a small North Carolina town where the citizens who make up its economic backbone are also its most vulnerable. Vivienne Benesch directs PlayMakers’ world-premiere production. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Wedding Bell Blues

May 8, 2012


Photo: Ron Ranew

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 14, 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:
8 – One last reprise reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play based on the court fight against California’s anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company and UNC Dept of Dramatic Art. One show: Tuesday 12:30 p.m. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf – SheCow Productions presents Ntozake Shange’s 1975 choreopoem as part of Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 20. Burning Coal/Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Pan XII – An evening of performance art, presented by VeryNormal Productions. One show: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

SPIT: So Much More Than Words – Dramatic reading of a new play by S.M. Micko about a poetry slam team trying to win a national competition. Opening performance by the playwright, plus a post-show Q&A. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. One show: Saturday 5:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

TAFFY – A family-friendly improv show, presented by Transactors. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Dear Edwina Junior – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s musical for kids. Directed by Linda O’Day Young.This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through May 20. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Henceforward… – The Future: Robots! Street gangs! Gender switching! Dysfunctional families! A 1987 satire by the scarily prolific Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 19. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Little Shop of Horrors – 1982 musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, adapted from the 1960 Roger Corman film. Presented by Temple Theatre. Director not listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Wicked – It’s not easy being green. The take-no-prisoners musical returns to Durham for another 4-week run. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through May 27. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Wind in the Willows – NRACT presents Liz Peterson’s musical adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame children’s book. Directed by Sheila Outhwaite. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

AUDITIONS:
Cary Arts Center in association with Manbites Dog Theater holds general auditions for area actors on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cary Arts Center. All slots filled, get info about walk-ins.

Ghost & Spice Productions is looking for a young actor to play the role of Harold in its September production of Harold and Maude. Auditions Saturday 1:00 at Common Ground Theatre, Durham. More info: (919) 698-3870.

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 – I Left My Heart in South Wessex

April 10, 2012


Thomas Hardy’s grave (see also: Westminster Abbey).Photo: Noël Kingsley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 16, 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 Arabian Nights – Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 adaptation of the Middle Eastern folk tales, presented by University Theatre. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Titmus Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

The Crucible – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s 1952 allegorical drama about the Salem witch trials. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

For Brothers & Sisters Who Chose Life – When Death Was Not an Option – Choreopoem mashup of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf and Keith Antar Mason’s …for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much…. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
webevent.nccu.edu

Grease – “Conventionality belongs to yesterday.” G=TW (where G=”grease” and TW=”the word”). Pauper Players presents the 1971 musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sunday 2:30 and 8:00. Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday April 17. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jude the Obscure, Part 1 – Two star-crossed lovers defy social norms in Burning Coal’s original two-part musical adaptation of the 1895 Thomas Hardy novel. Adaptated by Ian Finley, Jerome Davis, and Bruce Benedict. Directed by Jerome Davis. Presented in rolling repertory with Part 2 (opening April 19). This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 5.
burningcoal.org

Leaving Iowa – A middle-aged writer’s trip to his childhood home brings back memories of family vacations in Tim Clue and Spike Manton’s popular 2004 comedy. Directed by Ira David Wood III. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Professors! – Penultimate episode of Transactors’ town and gown serial drama. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Proof – David Auburn’s 2000 drama about mathematics, mental illness, and romance, this time in a production by Exit through Eden. Directed by Jason Sharp. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 22. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
exitthrougheden.org

The Vagina Monologues – Latest presentation of Eve Ensler’s 1996 play, presented by Project Vox. Three performances: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
projectvox.org

ONGOING:
Cape Disappointment – Manbites Dog presents The Debate Society’s (Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Oliver Butler) spooky 2008 tale set in unexplored byways, forgotten drive-ins, and other unplanned pit stops on the road to nowhere. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Noises Off – Playmakers presents Michael Frayn’s frequently produced thirty-year-old meta-farce about a theater company’s disastrous attempts to stage a mediocre farce. Directed by Michael Michetti. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Ragtime – In New York at the beginning of the 20th century, a white suburban family, an African-American couple, and Eastern European immigrants find their lives intersecting in unexpected ways. Duke Theater Studies and Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn present the 1996 musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.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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