Theater Week – Fog of War

September 12, 2017

 

Virtual avatar of “Michael” (Trevor Johnson) in Closer Than They Appear – Icarus Studios

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 18, 2017

 
OPENING:

The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 24. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Thursday and Friday previews 8:00, Saturday 8:00 (opening night), Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Continues through September 23. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* PlaySlam! 2017 – Twelve playwrights enter with two short plays each, at the end of the night one leaves with a cash prize, as determined by audience vote. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
* Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives – A devised theater performance by local women artists, created and presented by Summer Sisters, inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Continues through September 24. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Final performances this weekend: September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St in Greensboro.
paperhand.org

* Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Pinhook in Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Filmmaker and photographer D.L. Anderson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following Summer Sisters’ performance of Bad Mothers and Neglectful Wives). No advance tickets, door sales only. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – Melancholia

July 12, 2016

Hamlet

Image: Honest Pint Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

Hamlet – The Prince of Denmark speaks daggers and eventually uses one in Honest Pint Theatre’s staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. Presented uncut and featuring David Henderson as Hamlet. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through July 31. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Heathers: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2014 musical adaptation of the dark 1988 comedy about a murderous high school clique. Directed by Pete Comperatore, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! It’s like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version is directed by Ira David Wood III. Performances: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Light in the Piazza – A mother and daughter’s trip to Italy in the 1950s takes a surprising turn. Theatre Raleigh stages the 2003 musical adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s moving 1960 novel in the NC Museum of Art. Director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Closes Thursday. NCMA, Raleigh. (Note: some performances already sold out. Check with box office for information.)
ncartmuseum.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. 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 – Paper and Glass

September 5, 2011


Image from The Paper Hat Game, by Torry Bend.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 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:
Enron – Burning Coal Theatre presents the musical by Lucy Prebble about the rise and fall of Enron’s financial empire. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Fat Pig – Things don’t go well when a man’s co-workers discover he is dating a plus-size woman. Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the 2004 Neil Labute play, directed by Leslie A. Pless. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. FATE Space, Grande Heights Drive, Cary.
fate4.us

Glass – Who else but Little Green Pig would attempt a theatrical mash-up of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie and J.D. Salinger’s Glass family? Jay O’Berski directs a cast of LGP veterans. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Godspell – The Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical, partially based on the Gospel of Matthew, presented by ICC Music Ministry. Directed by Jeffryn Stephens. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/immaculateconceptiongodspell

Macbeth – Shakespeare’s tale of bloody ambition, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre and directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

A Number – Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play about identity and familial guilt. Directed by Mike Donahue for Playmakers’ Second Stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Paper Hat Game – Using toy theater and video projections, creator and director Torry Bend takes us on a journey into the inner heart of a city. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

The Secret Garden – Musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, presented by The Justice Theatre Project. Directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Way Back to School – Transactors presents an improv evening set at a fictional high school in 1996. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
After the Revolution – A family of political leftists must confront a revelation about their past. Amy Herzog’s 2010 drama, directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Note: Sunday matinee is sold out.) Continues through September 17. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Serpent’s Egg – For its final weekend, Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor giant puppet extravaganza moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre is auditioning for 8 male roles in its November production of As You Like It. Tuesday 6:00, Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham. More information.

Raleigh Little Theatre is auditioning children and adults for its November production of Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, Tuesday evening September 6 with callbacks Wednesday. See RLT’s audition page for more info.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for A Christmas Carol. Dance auditions 14 and up: Saturday 1:00, NC Dance Institute, Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. Vocal auditions at TIP, Raleigh: children 12 and under Saturday, 4:00; 13+ Monday September 12, 6:00. 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.


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