Theater Week – No Exit

April 4, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 10, 2017

 

OPENING:

* In the Heights – UNC Pauper Players presents the 1999 musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes which celebrates the people of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Wynn Theater, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 16. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Orange Light – A new documentary play by Howard L. Craft tells the story of the disastrous 1991 fire at the Imperial Foods processing plant in Hamlet North Carolina which took 25 lives. Directed by Kathryn Hunter Williams. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company in conjunction with The Process Series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:30. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
celebratehumanities.unc.edu

Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through April 16. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Something Rotten! – Two theater artist brothers in 16th century England invent the musical comedy. Touring production of John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, and Wayne Kirkpatrick’s 2015 meta-musical comedy. 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
 

ONGOING:

* The Aeneid: A Play With Songs – Virgil’s epic poem is transformed into a story of modern-day refugees with songs by Duncan Sheik. Written by Oliver Kermeid and adapted to music theater by Sheik and director Kay Matschullat, the workshop production is a co-production of Duke Theater Studies and student group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

* The Mousetrap – A group of strangers snowbound in a country house realize there is a murderer in their midst! Egad! Cary Players presents Agatha Christie’s unkillable 1952 stage mystery. Directed by Tim Wiest. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Real (House)Wives of Windsor – Spoof of the Shakespeare comedy retold as a reality t.v. show. Adapted and 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.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Seven: A Documentary Play – Seven playwrights tell the stories of seven courageous women around the world. Directed by Sean Wellington. Presented by Sotto Voce, a new Triangle theater company. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. Closes Thursday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.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 – Call Me Ishmael, Maybe

January 8, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 14, 2013

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:

* Amahl and the Night Visitors – Gian-Carlo Menotti’s post-Nativity one-act opera, presented by Durham Children’s Choir and Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00. Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham.
durhamchildrenschoir.org

* And God Created Great Whales – As his memory slips away, a composer attempts to complete an opera based on Moby-Dick. Playmakers Second Stage presents the touring production of Rinde Eckert’s 2000 play with music, featuring original cast members Eckert and Nora Cole. Directed by David Schweizer. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue – A Puerto Rican Iraq war vet comes home in the 2007 play by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Presented by Josh Benjamin Productions and directed by Josh Benjamin as part of Burning Coal’s Second Stage series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Jekyll & Hyde – Pre-Broadway revival touring production of the 1990 Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse musical, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com


ONGOING:

* Copenhagen – Michael Frayn’s 1998 drama tells the story of a 1941 wartime meeting between physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr. (Since we know precisely where this production will be, does that mean its momentum is uncertain?) Presented by South Stream Productions. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

IMPROV/COMEDY:

* End of the World After-Party – Improvisational sketches performed by six different companies over two nights. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

AUDITONS:

Meredith College Theater holds auditions for A Little Night Music Wednesday and Thursday 7:00, Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.
More info.

New company Forest Moon Theater holds auditions Thursday at 7:00 for its March inaugural production, Academia Nuts. Franklin Academy Middle School, Wake Forest. More info.

NRACT holds auditions for its March musical The Last Five Years, Monday and Tuesday January 14 and 15, 7:30. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh. More info.

* = Final 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.


Theater Week – Legends

February 21, 2011


Mabou Mines’ DollHouse (see Special Events)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 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.

This week you can see two legendary theater companies – from Dublin and New York – performing in Durham:

The Glass Menagerie – Renowned experimental theater troupe Mabou Mines and director Lee Breuer conclude a two-week residency at Duke with workshop readings of their dream-vision take on Tennessee Williams’ heartbreaking masterpiece. Presented by Duke Performances and the Duke Department of Theater Studies. Two performances only: Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham. (See also: Special Events)
dukeperformances.duke.edu

Terminus – Abbey Theatre presents its acclaimed production of the Mark O’Rowe play. This is the first-ever North Carolina appearance by the historic Irish company. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 8:00.
carolinatheatre.org

OPENING:
The Big Tent Cabaret Road Show – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents an evening of puppet fun for the whole family. This week: Thursday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 11:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 6. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Decapitalization Circus– Bread and Puppet Theater comes to town with their latest economic and cultural satire. One show only: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Godspell – Musical presented by the United Church of Chapel Hill. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. UNCCH, Chapel Hill.
unitedchurch.org

In the Heights – Touring company of the ground-breaking Tony Award-winning musical, set in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Late Night Catechism – Touring presentation of the solo show. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Peace College presents the Shakespeare comedy. Wednesday-Saturday and next Monday and Tuesday 7:30. Closes March 1. Leggett Theatre, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

Stroke/Book – Little Green Pig presents the world premiere of two one-acts by David Turkel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 5. Building B, Golden Belt, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

ONGOING:
Abducting Diana – Dario Fo play, presented by Free Association Theatre Ensemble. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Harrison Pointe Shopping Center (corner of Maynard and Harrison, where the Harris Teeter and Staples are located, behind the Kangaroo gas station), Cary.
fate4.us

Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. Call for schedule, PRC website calendar not currently functional. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Man Who Came to Dinner – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a 72-year-old comedy by Kaufman and Hart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Oh Sh!t, It’s Another Evening of One-Act Plays – The Sh!t continues. Bare Theatre presents an evening of four short plays. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
baretheatre.org

Superior Donuts – Tracy Letts’ comedy about the relationship between an aging donut shop owner and his ambitious young employee, presented by Deep Dish. This week: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 12. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Stage version of Mitch Albom’s story presented by Justice Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Mabou Mines – As part of their residency at Duke, the following events are presented free and open to the public:
• A film screening of their 2003 production, DollHouse, Tuesday 7:00.
• Open rehearsal of The Glass Menagerie. Wednesday 5:00.
Both in Sheafer Theater, Duke West Campus, Durham.
More information

AUDITIONS:
Raleigh Little Theatre – Auditions for The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Monday and Tuesday 7:30. RLT, Raleigh.
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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