Theater Week – Dreamscape

November 29, 2016

 
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The Typographer’s Dream. Image: Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 5, 2016

 
OPENING:
 
* The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Cary Players presents the 1982 Beloved Holiday Classic™ by Barbara Robinson, based on her 1971 book, about a family of misfit children who are cast in a church pageant. Directed by Debra Grannan and Dan Martschenko. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical – Touring version of the 1998 musical adaptation of the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00/5:00/8:00, Sunday 2:00/5:00. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Ethelred the Unready – Little Green Pig presents a play with music about an underprepared Medieval British monarch. Written and performed by Dana Marks; directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Various locations. This week: Living Arts Collective, 410 W. Geer St. Durham – Thursday 7:00, Saturday 8:00. University Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh – Friday 8:00. Continues next week in Saxapahaw, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill, through December 10.
littlegreenpig.com

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as their last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray – A play detailing the life of Durham activist Pauli Murray. Presented by Hidden Voices. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Lyon Park Center, 1309 Halley Street, Durham.
paulimurraycenter.networkforgood.com

The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

ONGOING:

The May Queen – A former high school beauty queen returns to town as a temp worker, in Molly Smith Metzler’s 2014 comedy. Directed by Vivienne Benesch; presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
  

* – 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 – The Challenge

November 15, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 21, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Bar Plays 2.0 – An evening of short plays by local playwrights, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Labels – One-man show by Joe Sellman-Leava about mixed heritage and immigration in 1990s rural England. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Monty Python’s Spamalot – Touring production of the 2005 musical adapted from the very silly 1975 Monty Python film. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray – A play detailing the life of Durham activist Pauli Murray. Presented by Hidden Voices. Free performance: Sunday 2:00. Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Performs in Durham December 1-4.)
stonecenter.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

* A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy about blackmail and political scandals, directed by John McIlwee and presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Laramie Project – Peace Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater’s 2000 docudrama about the murder of Matthew Shepard and its aftermath. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 
* Picasso at the Lapin Agile – NRACT presents Steve Martin’s 1993 historical comedy. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Richard III – A deranged, ruthless narcissist comes to power in Bare Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* The Wild Duck – According to Tolstoy, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way (see also The Open House), and the Elwer family does its best to prove that in the 1884 tragedy by Henrik Ibsen. Duke Theater Studies’ Jody McAuliffe directs from David Eldridge’s 2005 translation. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duketheaterstudies.edu
 

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.

 


Theater Week – Playing Princess

March 21, 2011


Durham Savoyard’s Princess Ida. Photo: Joe Cohn

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 28, 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.

OPENING:
City of Medicine – The latest season of Transactors’ improvised serial medical drama continues, leaving a trail of deceased or healed celebrity guest stars in its wake. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Collective – UNC’s LAB! Theatre presents the premiere of a play by Catya McMullen about the power of memory. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
labtheatre.blogspot.com

Macbeth – Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory presents the Scottish tragedy. Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 3. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Einstein and Picasso mix it up at a bar in Steve Martin’s 1993 comedy. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 3. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Princess Ida (or Castle Adamant) – Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1884 operetta, presented by Durham Savoyards. Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

To Buy the Sun – A play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. Tuesday 7:00. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Also performs March 31 at Duke.)
paulimurrayproject.org

ONGOING:
Brighton Beach Memoirs – Neil Simon’s 1983 comedy presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Now You See Me – A woman signs up for the ultimate reality show in Neal Bell’s dark satire of life, death, and television. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through March 26. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players – Auditions for May production of Puss in Boots. Monday March 28 at 7:00, Tuesday March 29 at 8:00. Herb Young Community Center, Cary.
More information

Applause! Cary Youth Theater – Auditions for The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood – Monday and Wednesday March 28 and 30, 5:00-9:00. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
More information

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 – Calling All Angels

January 31, 2011


Image: Gustave Doré

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 7, 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.

OPENING:
Broadway Melodies 2011 – A student-written/directed musical comedy revue by Pauper Players, featuring take-offs on Glee, Mean Girls, and Quentin Tarantino. Friday-Tuesday 8:00. Frank Porter Graham Cabaret, Student Union, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu/pauper

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot – The good news: construction has begun on Raleigh Ensemble Players’ downtown performance space. The bad news: the resulting postponement of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot until early March.
realtheatre.org

The Real Thing – Theatre in the Park presents Tom Stoppard’s 29-year-old comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 20.
theatreinthepark.com

Sterilize – A short one-act allegedly being performed this weekend by The Performance Collective (a group that clearly does not believe in publicity: online information is slim). See if they show up at The Artery in Chapel Hill Thursday at 6:00 and Friday at 8:00, and The Pinhook in Durham Saturday at 7:00.

Two-Act Comeback – An evening of long-form improvisation by FatMouth Improv. Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00; Part 2: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Crowns – Regina Taylor’s play about the African-American church community. Co-produced by Temple Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through February 12.
manbitesdogtheater.org

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues through February 18 with performances in Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.
paulimurrayproject.org

CALL FOR SCRIPTS:
10 by 10 in the Triangle – The ArtsCenter in Carrboro seeks submissions of ten-minute plays for its July festival. Deadline: February 11.
More information

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 – Big Science

January 24, 2011


Nightwork – Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 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.

OPENING:
Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Saturday 7:30; Part 2: Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

City of Medicine – The latest episode of Transactors’ ongoing improvised serial medical drama. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Crowns – Regina Taylor’s play about the African-American church community. Co-produced by Temple Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter! – A sampling of North Carolina playwrights, featuring scenes by Paul Baerman, Anthony Garcia-Copian, Debra Kaufman, and Richard Krawiec. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through February 12.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Solo Takes On: 2 – Three solo performances presented by UNC’s Department of Communications Studies: G(rape) by Gretchen Fox Klobucar (Tuesday and Thursday 5:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00); On Breathing in the Barrel by Sean McKeithan (Wednesday 5:00, Thursday 7:30. Saturday 10:00, Sunday 3:00); and La Vida Loca by Carlos Manuel (Friday 9:00). Studio Six at Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues through February 18 with performances in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.
paulimurrayproject.org

ONGOING:
Blue – A woman has to choose between her husband and a very unusual circus performer in a new work by Raleigh playwright Kelly Doyle. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Lion KingSpider-Man isn’t the first Julie Taymor musical to experience a few problems before opening. Tuesday 7:30, Wednesday 1:00 and 7:30, Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

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


Auditions for Pauli Murray play

August 6, 2010

Hidden Voices, in conjunction with the Pauli Murray Project, is creating a two-woman play based on the life of activist and writer Pauli Murray. Auditions will be held Monday August 9, Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. All ethnicities and ages (adults) welcome. You will need a headshot, resumé, and a short prepared monologue. There will also be readings from original material.

Needed: inventive and flexible actors; the ability to transform from one character to another is essential. The show opens in Durham as part of the celebration of Pauli Murray’s 100th birthday. Some rehearsals, as well as possible school shows, will occur during the day. The stipend for 10 shows is $2000.

Also needed: an assistant director/PSM to work during rehearsals and then travel with the show. Same package stipend.

To schedule an audition, please contact Lynden Harris, Director of Hidden Voices, by email at info@hiddenvoices.org or call 919.732.9299.


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