Theater Week – Declaration of the Rights of Woman

September 25, 2018


Portrait of Olympes de Gouges, Alexander Kucharsky.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2018



Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 7. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.

The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through October 7. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.


* By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. Week two: Letts’ 2008 comedy Superior Donuts, about the owner of a decades old business in uptown Chicago trying to adjust to changing times. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.

* – 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 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 – Stage Left

May 14, 2013

Haskell Fitz-Simons. Photo: Curtis Brown

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 20, 2013

* Sing Down the Moon – Stage musical by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, based on Appalachian folk tales, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.

* Sister Act – Touring production of a 2006 musical adaptation of a 1992 movie. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 12:30 and 5:30. DPAC, Durham.

* The Brementown Musicians – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale by Allison Gregory and Hummie Mann. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.

* The Cripple of Inishmaan – Inhabitants of a small Irish island find their lives disrupted by the arrival of a Hollywood film crew, in Martin McDonagh’s 1996 dark comedy. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Tom Marriott. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

The Homosexuals – Newly arrived in the city, a young gay man finds a supportive group of friends, in the 2011 comedy by Philip Dawkins. Presented by Manbites Dog. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Held over: continues through May 25. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Adapted from the Book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1969 concept album was turned into a 1973 stage musical. Presented by Temple Theatre. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

* A Walk in the Woods – Lee Blessing’s 1988 play about the relationship between an American and a Russian arms negotiator. Presented by Exit through Eden. Directed by Marta King. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

* Walt – A play about Walt Whitman and his times, by Wm. W. Whitman, with music by Jonathan Price. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank – Little Green Pig premieres a reconstruction/deconstruction of a “legendary lost production” by groundbreaking New York experimental theater company The Wooster Group. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Shadowbox, Durham.

* World of Improv – Transactors Improv performs an improv show about an improv group performing an improv show. Blown your mind yet? One improv show only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Sunday 7:00 (sign-up to perform: 6:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* The Whipping Man – Staged reading of the Matthew Lopez play, directed by Marshall Botvinick. Benefit for Little Green Pig. One show: Tuesday 8:00. The Shadowbox, Durham.

* = Final week

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

Weekend Theater – Pablo!

October 29, 2009


A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of October 29-November 1, 2009, and beyond

Broken – Act Trinity presents a play by Veronique LaShell MacRae. From Act Trinity’s website: “Broken is a snapshot into the lives of three women balancing the struggles of relationships and faith as life deals them unexpected twist and turns. A story of abuse, death, and wrong choices, Broken exposes the failures of the human heart and reveals that sometimes in order to be whole and healed, one may have to come to their breaking point in which they can no longer continue in their morbid existence, but strive for a plan greater than their own.” Sounds like my first boyfriend. One show only, Saturday 7:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.

Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders – Germany, 1989. As the Cold War staggers to its anticlimax, a US Army soldier struggles to choose his future. Premiere of a new comic drama by Durham playwright Howard Craft. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Continues through November 14.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) – The Reduced Shakespeare Company on tour, stops for one night in Durham to bring its signature production to the masses. Tuesday November 3 at 7:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Nevermore – A new adaptation of works by Poe presented by Duke Players Lab Theater. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 and 11:00. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.

Picasso’s Closet – It’s Picasso vs. the Nazis in this bold re-imagining of history. Little Green Pig presents a staged reading of the Ariel Dorfman play, presented in conjunction with the Nasher’s current show, “Picasso and the Allure of Language”. This weekend: Thursday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. (Encore performance November 15.) Nasher Museum of Art, Duke West Campus.

Ruthless! The Musical – “I’ve had a normal childhood. It’s time to move on.” Eight-year-old Tina Denmark believes she was born to entertain, and she’ll kill anyone who tries to stop her. Meredith College presents the Paley/Laird musical comedy spoof. This weekend only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.

South Pacific – The touring company of the recent Lincoln Center revival comes to town. Opens Tuesday November 3 at 8:00, continues through November 8. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Suspense! – Transactors Improv riffs on a holiday-appropriate theme, with live musical accompaniment from funk/jazz/lounge/twang musical mutants Killer Filler. It’s an evening sure to leave you in…………………….suspense! One night only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Wild Party – Andrew Lippa’s musical based on Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem set in the Roaring Twenties. Presented by UNC-CH Pauper Players. Carolina Union, UNC, Chapel Hill. Runs Friday-Tuesday, check for times. Closes November 3.

Glengarry Glen Ross – Director Paul Frellick has assembled a terrific cast for David Mamet’s scabrous comic tragedy, including Mamet veteran David Ring (seen last year in Ghost & Spice’s Duck Variations). This weekend: Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

Blue – Charles Randolph-Wright’s 2001 drama examining a dysfunctional upper middle class African American family. Presented by University Theatre. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes November 1. Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall, NCSU campus, Raleigh.

The Insanity of Mary Girard: A Nightmare in One Act – An 18th century woman is declared insane by her husband. Turbulence Theatre presents the Lanie Robertson play. This weekend: Friday 8:00 -Saturday 3:00 & 8:00. Closes October 31. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Nunsense – North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents the politically charged drama about U.S. complicity in the overthrow of Chile’s Allende government. No, wait, apparently I’m wrong again. It’s still a musical comedy about nuns. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes November 1. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.

Stones in His Pockets – Michael Brocki and Derrick Ivey play 15 characters in Marie Jones’ comedy about a small Irish town invaded by a big-budget Hollywood film crew. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 & 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes November 1. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at

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