Theater Week – Into the Great Wide Open

September 20, 2018

 

Thomas Moran, Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874.
Department of the Interior Museum, Washington, D.C.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 24, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Astral Cosmica: The Journey of Ophiochus – Community-based “fire theater” group Addled Muse presents the story of Ophiocus the Serpent Bearer, an earth dweller who aspires to live on the celestial plane and become one of the constellations. When his efforts are rejected, he doesn’t take it well, and chaos ensues. Expect “celestial cyberpunk themed narrative, an original synthrock musical score, acrobatics, fire and aerial acts, contortion, puppetry, and other surprises” from this Durham and Atlanta based company. One show only: Saturday 8:30, Durham Central Park.
addledmuse.com

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. (Delayed opening.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Crimes of the Heart – Forest Moon Theatre presents Beth Henley’s 1979 comic drama about three dysfunctional sisters reuniting at the family home in Mississippi. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Delayed opening.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheatre.org

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 30. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

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. (Delayed opening.) This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through September 30. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday 8:00, Slim’s Downtown, 227 Wilmington St, Raleigh. Friday 8:00, Nightlite Bar, 405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. Saturday 8:00, Parts & Labor at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

* In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

* Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

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
 

READINGS:

* Risk – Honest Pint presents a free reading of Ralph Hardy’s play about the murder of three Muslim-Americans. One night: Friday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. First up: the 2008 family drama August: Osage County. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 – Buy It Call It

June 6, 2018

 

Monét Noelle Marshall. Photo: Derrick Beasley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 11, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Body and Call It a Ticket – Monét Noelle Marshall’s groundbreaking “Buy It Call It” trilogy continues with another must-see immersive participatory theater installation exploring issues of art, capitalism, race and self-worth. This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 8:30, Sunday at 3:00 and 4:30. Continues through June 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
monetnoellemarshall.com

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) – A girl and her mother deal with loss, celebrity superheroes, and a talking apartment in Sheila Callaghan’s 2000 play. Directed by Kayla Kaufman. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com/crumble

Don’t Dress for Diner – Plans for a weekend of infidelity go off the rails in this English-language adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s 1987 sex farce Pyjamas Pour Six. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Just Another Lynching – Award-winning puppeteer Jeghetto presents a contemporary examination of a troubled chapter in America’s history, with a post-performance conversation on race relations in the local community. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Oliver! – Justice Theater Project presents the 1960 musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Jerry Sipp, with music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The 39 Steps – It’s the 1930s, and an ordinary Londoner gets mixed up with a spy plot, in a comic thriller featuring four actors playing over 20 roles. This 1995 stage adaptation relies mainly on the screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film (loosely based on the 1915 John Buchan novel). Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” Manbites Dog concludes its final season with Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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.


Theater Week – Endings and Beginnings

August 2, 2017

 

Sam Shepard, circa 1965.

“The most authentic endings are the ones which
are already revolving towards another beginning.”
– Sam Shepard

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 7, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Father of the Bride – One Song Productions presents the 1948 comedy by Caroline Francke, based on the novel by Edward Streeter. Directed by Chloe Roth and Julia Stamey. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

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.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams – Cultural clashes and Darwinian power dynamics threaten to unleash chaos on a baby shower in a new comedy by Maribeth McCarthy. Co-directed by McCarthy and Hannah Marks. Presented as part of the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 13. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

The Women – The Town of Cary presents Claire Booth Luce’s 1936 satirical comedy. Directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org
 

ONGOING:

* Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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.


Theater Week – True Rhinoceros

April 26, 2016

 

La Verità, Compagnia Finzi Pasca

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 2, 2016

 

SPECIAL EVENT:
* Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days – Round the clock free readings of all the plays, featuring 38 theater companies from around the state, produced and co-presented by Burning Coal Theatre in association with the NC Museum of History, which is hosting a touring exhibit of a 1623 First Folio in May. It began last Saturday at noon with Henry VI Part 1. If for some reason you can’t make it in person for the exciting 3:00 a.m. climax on Thursday (Two Noble Kinsmen!!) there’s an ongoing live video feed. Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History, Raleigh.
ncmuseumofhistory.org
 

OPENING:

* Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation – A new work from Bread & Puppet Theater, written and directed by Bread & Puppet founder Peter Schumann. One performance: Sunday 7:00. Free circus workshop Sunday 2:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Real Americans – PRC2 presents documentary storyteller Dan Hoyle’s solo show about his road trip in search of the real American heartland. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Still…Life – Justice Theater Project presents the 2008 play, subtitled An Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina, about people affected by the death penalty. Written by Deb Royals and members of the Justice Theater Project; directed by Deb Royals. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* La Verità – Acrobats, clowns, musicians, jugglers, can-can dancers, and rhinoceroses – it’s Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s theatrical homage to surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. Two performances: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Wake Up to Stay Alive – Solo show by Anita Woodley featuring 12 characters dealing with health disparities in African-American males. More info. One show: Saturday 2:00. Conference Center, Health Touch Conference Center, 3500 Westgate Drive, Durham.
healthtouchnc.com

* What a Blessing I Could Have Been – Gospel stage play, presented by Valentine Productions. One show: Saturday 6:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
hayti.org

Wit – A scholar with a terminal illness finds solace in the works of John Donne. Theatre NC presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 play. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 8. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

 
IMPROV:

* City Life – Transactors improvises five episodes about surviving the urban experience. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Tonight the Light

September 23, 2015

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 28, 2015

 
OPENING:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox bio musical, featuring songs by King and Gerry Goffin, plus other songwriters of the period. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 4. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Nesting and If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Puppet theater artist Torry Bend returns to the Triangle for a free one-night performance and talk, presented by NC State’s Gregg Museum in conjunction with their current puppetry exhibition. Included are her solo performance Nesting, and excerpts from If My Feet Have Lost the Ground. One performance: Thursday 6:00. Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/gregg
 
ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s frequently produced 1978 mystery play about a playwright writing a mystery about a playwright writing a mystery, presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through October 4. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 4. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

  
IMPROV:

Reality Prov – Tranactors Improv improvs a reality show about improv. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Third Date – An evening of improv by the eponymous Third Date, with special guest Dana Marks. Once again, it’s about relationships. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

* – Concludes 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 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 – La Grande Guerre

April 8, 2015


Scenes from Hotel Modern’s The Great War

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 13, 2015

OPENING:
* The Great War – Dutch theater group Hotel Modern (with an original score by Arthur Sauer) uses live-animation, miniature sets, tiny video cameras, and letters from World War I soldiers to portray the horrific landscape of war. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. Two performances only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Jersey Boys – Touring production of the 2004 jukebox musical about 60’s band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Monumental – A new play by Steven Roten about two people who have lost loved ones to war. Directed by Steven Roten and Tamara A. Farias. Presented by Stillwater Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 12. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Premiere: A Showcase of Original Plays – Owl Tree Theater presents new short plays from their playwriting and directing students. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Page-Walker Center, Cary.
owltreetheater

Sunday in the Park with George – Burning Coal presents the 1984 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about painter Georges Seurat and the mystery of artistic creation. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 3. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Teatro Hugo & Ines – Wordless stories performed by Peruvian puppeteers Hugo and Ines. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 5:00 and 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

Trojan Barbie – A time-bending meditation on war, gender, and politics in Christine Evans’ reimagining of Euripides’ Trojan Women. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns Center in collaboration with UNC’s Performance Studies. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

ONGOING:

* The Burial at Thebes – Celebrating its 50th birthday, University Theatre (née Thompson Theatre) reprises its very first production, Sophocles’ Antigone in a new translation by Seamus Heaney. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Enron – Lucy Prebble’s savage 2009 satire mixes docudrama, absurdism, puppetry, masks, and comic spectacle to tell the story of the company that imploded in scandal and accounting fraud in 2001. And did we mention the velociraptors? Presented by Duke’s Department of Theater Studies, and directed by Talya Klein (whose October production of Failure: A Love Story at UNC ranks as one of the best plays of this season). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu
 
4000 Miles – A grandmother and her 20-something grandson become unlikely roommates in Playmakers production of Amy Herzog’s 2011 drama. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 19. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Regrets Only – Paul Rudnick’s 2006 madcap farce, presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Sleeping Beauty – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical version of the classic fairy tale. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
IMPROV:
* Last Words – Transactors Improv presents short and long form improv on a theme. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
* – Concludes 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 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 – InfraMen

January 22, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 27, 2014

PICK OF THE WEEK:
* Love’s Infrastucture – Durham indie pop band Bombadil teams with puppeteer Torry Bend in “a marriage of concert, puppet show, music video”. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only: Friday 8:15, Saturday 3:15 and 8:15, Sunday 3:15. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

OPENING:
* Once – A Dublin street musician meets and falls in love with a young Czech girl. Touring musical based on the 2006 film, book by Enda Walsh, music by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Pinkalicious – It’s not easy being pink. Stage musical adaptation of the children’s book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. Presented by Broadway Series South and Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30 a.m., Thursday 10:30 and 6:30, Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through February 2. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Private Lives – Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy of early 20th-century upper class manners. Directed by Sean Daniels. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 9. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Solo Takes On: 4 – A festival of solo performances in rotating rep, including The Tramp’s New World by Rob Jansen, Pedazos del Alma by Brittany Chávez, and Flipping Cancer. by Marie Garlock. This weekend: Friday-Sunday (check webpage for schedule). Continues through February 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu

3 x 3 – An evening of three one-acts: Bad Thing by Mark Cornell, In and Out by John Paul Middlesworth, and Heritage Speaking by Paul Newell. Presented by Playwrights Roundtable. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Duke’s student musical group presents the 2005 musical comedy. Directed by Andrew Jacobs. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 2. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

ONGOING:
The Divine Sister – Charles Busch’s 2010 comic mashup of every nun movie you’ve ever seen. Directed by Rod Rich. Presented by Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 2. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive – Two cousins grow up in a family of strong African American women. Created and directed by Chaunesti Webb. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Pelican – In a time of war, a man has a crisis of conscience, in a new play written and directed by Jesse A. Lowe. Presented by Owl Tree Theatre for the People. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through January 25. The Green Monkey, Royal Mart, Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
owltreetheatreonfacebook

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 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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