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.

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Theater Week – There Will Be Fruitcake

December 5, 2017

Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. A Trailer Park Christmas

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 11, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Decision Height – Meredith Dayna Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. Directed by Melanie McCoy and Camille Witt. Presented by One Song Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Gift of the Magi – An immersive stage version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00/8:00/9:00, Sunday 2:00/3:00/4:00. Continues through December 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Show – Adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film staged as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 17. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Meemaw’s Holiday Holler – In a side story taking place in the TPCU (Trailer Park Christmas Universe), Meemaw and Loraine host a one-time-only “open mic night” for the residents of Whispering Pines to see who walks back to their trailer with the holiday trophy. (Adult content likely.) Presented by Rachel Klem. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Millennium Boy – Staged reading of a new play by Ian Bowater and Ulli Lommel about a teenager radicalized by White supremacists. Free, door donations go to Black Ops Theatre Company. One show: Monday 7:00. The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham.
artistsoapbox.org

ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre returns with their site-appropriate evening of scenes featuring notable Shakespearean imbibers performed in local pubs. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Tuesday 8:00 at Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall in Chapel Hill, Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh. Continues at various Triangle drinking establishments through December 22.
baretheatre.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – A Durham holiday tradition, now in its 10th year, this interactive, family-friendly entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a Yuletide tornado. Created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. Produced by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (sort of) – Welcome to Camp Firewood circa 1981 in this unauthorized musical takeoff on the 2001 cult comedy. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 11:00. Nightlight Bar, 409 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill.
facebook.com
 

ONGOING:

* A Charlie Brown Christmas – Stage adaptation of the 1965 Christmas TV special. Presented by Theatre in the Park. No director listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the Charles Perrault 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 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dot – A dysfunctional family with an aging mother reunites for the holidays in her West Philly neighborhood. PlayMakers Rep presents Colman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Lake Placid – Set in upstate New York during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Little Green Pig’s improvised play with music presents a different story and a different guest star every night. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski; music by Louis Landry. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Presented at a new performance space: The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Peter Pan & Wendy – A new stage adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story, adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17.
burningcoal.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 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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
 

* – 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 – Sweet Jane

October 17, 2017

Jane Austen

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 23, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Blue Ridge Sky – Staged reading of a new musical by Hunter Foster about a college professor who takes his grown children and their families to the mountains to await the end of the world. Music and lyrics by Georgia Stitt. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Exonerated – University Theatre presents the 2002 play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted prisoners. Directed by Rachel Klem and Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Little Mermaid – Touring production of the 2007 Disney musical. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Mandela, an Appreciation – One-man show written and performed by Ira Knight, about the anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary, and eventual President of South Africa. One performance: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Sense and Sensibility – The Dashwood sisters navigate dances, dinner parties, and 18th-century British society on the path to true love. PlayMakers Rep presents the third stage version this month of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel (not counting University Theatre’s just-completed production of Pride and Prejudice). Taibi Magar directs Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 5. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Taming of the Shrew / Sense and Sensibility – Meredith College hosts two touring productions by Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center: a Shakespeare comedy and a stage adaptation of Jane Austen. (See also: PlayMakers Rep above.) This week only, one performance each.
Shrew: Tuesday 7:30, meredith.edu/Shrew
Sense: Wednesday 7;30. meredith.edu/Sense
 

ONGOING:

Darkside – Burning Coal stages Tom Stoppard’s 2013 radio drama incorporating music from Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and tricky questions of moral philosophy. Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Grace for President – Grace, surprised to find there has never been a female U.S. President, decides to run for president of her third-grade class. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Joan Cushing’s adaptation of Kelly S. DiPucchio’s children’s book. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Check website for schedule of special events before and after performances. Closes Sunday. NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Sonorous Road presents the 1968 Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells; musical director Shelley Snapp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Romeo and Juliet – Two crazy kids on that bumpy road to love. Bare Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy outdoors in a series of matinee-only performances. Directed by Lucinda Danner Gainey. This week: Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

A Soldier’s Play – On a southern army base in 1944, a black officer’s investigation of a murder leads to shocking answers. Justice Theater Project presents Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama. Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 29. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.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 – Female Trouble

September 5, 2017

 

Summer Sisters’ Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 11, 2017

 
OPENING:

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, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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

* Open Doors – Sonorous Road presents its second annual festival of 10-minute plays, featuring new works by nine local playwrights. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Rock of Ages – Theatre Raleigh presents an outdoor version of the 2005 juke box musical featuring 80s glam rock standards. (Note: it’s not a stage version of The Band’s 1972 live album.) This week only: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Booth Amphitheatre, Cary.
boothamphitheatre.com

* The Suicide Journals – A look at the world of teenage and young adult suicide. Written and directed by Veronique LaShell MacRae. Presented by V. Lash Productions. One Show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through September 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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.” This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Preshows begin at 6:20. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. Continues September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.
paperhand.org

* ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre presents a site-appropriate evening of scenes performed in local pubs featuring notable Shakespearean drinkers. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Tuesday 8:00, Fullsteam, Durham. Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh, Monday September 11 Mystery Brewing, Hillsborough.
baretheatre.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. Nightlight in Chapel Hill. Continues next week at The Pinhook in Durham through September 16.
littlegreenpig.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 – War Stories

March 28, 2017

Aquila Theatre’s The Trojan War. Photograph: © 2014 Richard Termine.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 3, 2017

 

OPENING:

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. Continues through April 9. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

* Bard Fiction – Staged reading of a Quentin Tarantino/Shakespeare mashup (apparently drawn from the now-offline PulpBard wikispaces page), presented by Tedious Brief Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* Ghashee w Mashee (The Dumbass) – An Arab American woman has to deal with the ignorance of her know-it-all husband in a touring production of the comedy by Najee Mondalek. Directed by Aziz Charabaty. Presented by Im Hussein & AJYAL Theatrical Group. One show only: Saturday 8:00. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Grand Duke – A troupe of actors find themselves involved in political intrigue against a pompous, buffoonish ruler. Derrick Ivey directs and choreographs the Durham Savoyards’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1896 comic opera, with musical direction by Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 9. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 9. 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: 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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Living Arts Collective, 410 W. Geer Street, Durham. Continues next week at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.com

*The Trojan War – Stories of men and women at war, adapted from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry. Presented by Aquila Theatre in collaboration with the Warrior Chorus, a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities. One performance: Thursday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
live.arts.edu.ncsu
 

ONGOING:

* The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the father becomes ill. Joseph Megel directs a workshop production of the newest play by Durham writer Howard L. Craft. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 
* When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a dance-theater kids’ version of Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through April 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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 – T.P. Xmas

December 6, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 12, 2016

 
OPENING:

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Little Women – Join the March family for a Civil War Christmas, in a stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcakes, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its ninth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

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

* 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: Thursday 8:00 Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw; Friday 8:00 Mystery Brewing Company Brewery (not the pub), 437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough; Saturday 8:00 West End Wine Bar, 450 West Franklin Strett, Chapel Hill. Closes Saturday.
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

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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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, Sunday 2:00. 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 18. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.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 – Dario

October 18, 2016

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A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not
speak for its own time has no relevance.
– Dario Fo
• • • • • • •

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 24, 2016

 
OPENING:

The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Holes – Stage version of Louis Sachar’s 1998 young adult mystery/comedy novel, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through October 29. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Love Jones–The Musical – Stage adaptation of the 1997 movie. Two performances only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

 

ONGOING:

* Everscape – Four ordinary people escape from their ordinary lives by teaming up online to play a fantasy video game, but discover that reality and the virtual world are starting to blur together. North Carolina premiere of Allan Maule’s 2016 play, first presented this summer at the NYC Fringe Festival. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Nickel and Dimed – Justice Theater Project presents Joan Holden’s 2002 play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich about getting by on minimum wage. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Skylight – A woman is visited by the older man she had an affair with years before who wants to renew their relationship. John Gulley directs David Hare’s 1995 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* The Toxic Avenger – NRACT presents the 2008 musical adaptation of the 1984 Troma film spoof of superheroes. Directed by Chasta Hamilton-Calhoun, music director Joanna Li. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
  

IMPROV:

* It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, And – Fatmouth Improv presents an improvised and possibly spooky musical, with guest musician Glenn Mehrbach. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.com

* The Scary Show – Transactors presents its annual Halloween-themed show, with live music by Killer Filler. One night: Saturday 8:00. 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.

 


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