Theater Week – Fire Sign Theaters

July 31, 2018

 

Ram from Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Painted Bird (2014).
Photo: Lee Capps

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 6, 2018

 
OPENING:

* The Amen Corner – Agape Theatre Project presents James Baldwin’s 1954 drama about the fiery woman pastor of a storefront church in Harlem. Directed by Terra Hodge. (Note: Opened July 28.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Bldg, NCCU Campus, Durham.
agapetheatrecompany.com

Burn This – The accidental death of a young gay man forces four people who knew him to reconsider their lives. Sonorous Road Repertory Company presents the 1987 drama by (the late) Lanford Wilson. Directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 19. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org

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-Sunday 7:00. Preshows at 6:20. Continues through September 3, plus September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. September 7-9 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org
 

ONGOING:

* Eclipsed – In 2003 Liberia, five women struggle to survive the ongoing civil war. Danai Gurira’s 2009 drama is directed by Michele Okoh. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St., Durham.
womenstheatrefestival.com

* These Shining Lives – Women employees in a 1920s watch factory discover that their jobs are putting them at risk of disease. Melanie Marnich’s 2008 drama is based on The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Directed by Jorie Slodki. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Into the Woods – RLT’s Teens on Stage presents the 1986 Sondheim/Lapine musical. Directed by Meredyth Pederson Cooper. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. (Check with box office on availability.) Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – Cool It

June 19, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 25, 2018

 
OPENING:
 
* 5P1N0K10 – Puppeteer Jeghetto presents a reboot/upgrade of his Afrofuturistic Hip Hopera, about an android in a post-apocalyptic future who wants to be a real B-Boy. Co-written by Pierce Freelon, with an original score by Hip Hop producer Hir-O. One night only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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: Thursday and Sunday 7:30. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

It Shoulda Been You – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove’s 2015 musical comedy about a wedding where wouldn’t you know it everything goes wrong. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 1. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Nunsense – Dan Goggin’s 1985 comedy (perhaps the only long-running Off-Broadway hit musical based on a line of greeting cards) tells the story of the surviving nuns of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who are staging a variety show to raise money for a burial fund. 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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* 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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Significant Other – Theatre Raleigh presents Joshua Harmon’s 2015 comedy about a gay man looking for Mr. Right. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* 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: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

* – 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 – 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.


Theater Week – Call Me Up in Dreamland

August 2, 2016

 
Humbaba

Humbaba, from Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Beautiful Beast

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 8, 2016

 
OPENING:

The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org

* Failure: A Love Story – Philip Dawkins’ lovely bittersweet comedy tells the story of three sisters who are lucky in love but very unlucky in living. Presented by One Song Productions. No director listed. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Of Women and Wolves – Summer Sisters returns with a new devised theater work inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run with the Wolves. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.com

The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Tuesday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.com

Women’s Theatre Festival
Month long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com. Opening this week, a double bill:
Men Always Leave – Abandonment issues make it difficult for an African American woman to maintain a relationship with her son’s father. A one-act play by Naima Ince.
The Traditionalist – A seemingly perfect couple are trapped in a dangerous cycle of violence and contrition, in a one-act play by Carol Torian.
This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 14. Unsteady Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com
 

ONGOING:

* Henry VI: The War of the Roses – Performed outdoors (next to the Raleigh Rose Garden), this condensed version of the Shakespeare history plays focuses on the wars that led to the Tudor dynasty. Co-produced by Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:00. Closes Sunday. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlour shows up every couple of years on Triangle stages. This time, it’s produced by Theatre Raleigh, and directed by person or persons unlisted. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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
 

* – 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 – Death Takes a Holiday

September 7, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 14, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:
* Mementos Mori – When Death takes an unexpected holiday, an elderly film projectionist finds a new lease on life; a ghost explores the afterlife with her iPhone; and a seven-year-old girl discovers her own mortality. The extraordinary Chicago performance group Manual Cinema uses a cast of six puppeteers, four musicians, live sound effects, hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Highly likely to sell out – grab your tickets now. One performance only: Friday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

 
OPENING:

* Bar Plays – Five original site-specific short plays set in a bar, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00. Mac’s Tavern, 1014 Ryan Road, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org 

* Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Onstage – Touring version of the 2004 musical adapted from the 1987 movie, co-hosted by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

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. Continues through September 27. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Songs in the Key of Justice – Fundraiser for Hidden Voices, dedicated to reshaping the criminal justice system through the power of creative expression. Featuring music by singer-songwriter John Flynn, stories and art created by men sentenced to die in prison, and a silent auction of donated items. One show: Sunday 3:00. Historic Murphey School, 3717 Murphy School Road, Durham.
hiddenvoices.org

 
ONGOING:

* A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza, moving to Raleigh for its final weekend. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Shipment -Young Jean Lee’s scathingly funny show about racial roles – both onstage and off, presented by new company Black Ops Theatre in partnership with Little Green Pig. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 19. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackopstheatre.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 – Cloud Tectonics

August 4, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 10, 2015

 

OPENING:

A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

* Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, relocated to a 1989 lakeside McMansion. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Grace Siplon. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Sleuth – Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 mystery is presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* Detroit – Two suburban couples discover the precariousness of their middle-class lifestyle. GASP Theatre Company presents Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 play. Directed by Jack Prather. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh.
cghsnc.org

Moving Pieces: 2 – An ambulatory, interactive performance set and performed in various locations in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. Presented by Seed Art Share. This week: Friday 6:00 and 8:00. Continues each First Friday through September. Starts at the Trinity House, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org
 

OUT OF TOWN:

* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – StreetSigns Center takes its lauded Triangle production of the new Howard L. Craft play to New York. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30, Sunday 4:00. Closes August 9. HERE Arts Center, New York City.
here.org
 

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
 

* – 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 – Lady Disdain

February 11, 2015

Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 16, 2015

OPENING:
The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 22. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Billy Elliot – A working class boy wants to dance in the 2005 musical adaptation of the 2000 movie. Presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Geomancy: Divination by Geography – A performance piece for poetry, dance, and multimedia by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. and Elisabeth Lewis Corley about soldiers on the Western Front in World War I. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, Chapel Hill.
processseries.wagonwheelarts.com

Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Little Women – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the 2005 musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Mukwerere – Jamie Bell’s play, written as her senior distinction project for Duke Theater Studies, portrays a pivotal moment in the lives of four people who call Zimbabwe home. Directed by Tamara Kissane. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
 
ONGOING:
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 
 
IMPROV/PUPPETS:
Fairy Tale Puppet Theater – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center. One night only: Friday 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.

 


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