Theater Week – Equus!

January 8, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 14, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Bewilderness – A group of mismatched characters converge upon Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. Written and directed by Zack Fine. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Death of a Salesman – One Song presents Arthur Miller’s 1949 drama. Directed by Gus Clemens and Jessie Gleason. One weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Fiddler on the Roof – Touring production of the 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. 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

Measure for Measure – An unstable ruler, abuse of power, the stuggle for female agency: Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shakespeare’s rumination on virtue and sin. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 27. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Gender Study

February 9, 2016

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Becca Blackwell. Image by George Maracineanu

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 15, 2016

OPENING:

Crossing Delancey – Remember that Amy Irving/Peter Riegert romantic comedy from the late 80’s about a young single woman in Manhattan whose grandmother decides to play matchmaker? She works in a bookstore, he sells pickles? Yeah, that one. This is the play by Susan Sandler that it’s based on. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. Cary Downtown Theatre.
caryplayers.org

* Grease – G=TW (where G=”grease” and TW=”the word”). NC Theatre presents the inexplicably popular musical. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Love Letters – Bare Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s 1989 epistolary romantic drama, directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 28. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* They, Themself and Schmerm – “A schmerm is a schmear of gender. It is basically the sound that people make as they try to figure my gender out.” A “laugh-out-loud tragedy” chronicling struggles with abuse, sexuality, and gender by NYC-based trans writer, performer, and actor Becca Blackwell. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. Two performances only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday- Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 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 – “Alone with her at last – in a room full of eggs!”

July 21, 2015

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Cast of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Image: Tiny Engine.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 27, 2015

OPENING:

* Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Drop in production of the 1989 juke box musical, presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – It’s 1956, and the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having a quiche breakfast and battling Communism. Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle premiere of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s 2011 Cold War satire. Directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 2. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

Macbeth – “When shall we three meet again/in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” As if defying fate, Bare Theatre brings its praised but weather-cursed June production of the Shakespeare tragedy to another outdoor venue. Just remember, every cloud engenders not a storm. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through August 1. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

Thoroughly Modern Millie – Clayton Youth Theater presents the 2000 stage musical adaptation of the 1967 film, itself based on a 1956 British musical, all set in the 1920s. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through August 1. Clayton Center, Clayton.
claytonyouththeater.com
 
 
ONGOING:

* Dreamgirls – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1981 musical à clef loosely based on various performers and groups from the Motown era. Directed by Lauren Kennedy. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Guys and Dolls – PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents the 65-year-old Damon Runyon musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* 9 to 5: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2009 musical adaptation of the 1980 movie. Directed by James Ilsley, music direction by Brian Westbrook. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Runaways – Youth theater production of the 1978 Elizabeth Swados musical. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* 10 by 10 in the Triangle – Ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors (including a recent short play by The Boys in the Band author Matt Crowley). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 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 – Summer is Coming

June 16, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 28, 2015

 
OPENING: 
Dark Vanilla Jungle – A woman recounts her difficult life, in Philip Ridley’s 2013 one-act. Directed by Staci Sabarsky. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Rum & Vodka. Wednesday and Friday June 17 and 19 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00; Thursday and Saturday June 25 and 27 7:30. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

A Few Good Men – Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. Performances: Wednesday-Friday June 17-19, 24-26 8:00, Saturday June 20 and 27 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 3:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenter.com

* Happy Birthday, Wanda June – Kurt Vonnegut’s 1970 play loosely based on The Odyssey, presented by Run of the Mill Players. No director listed. Performances: Thursday-Friday June 18-20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. At the old store next to the Post Office, Saxapahaw.
runofthemillplayers.wordpress.com

Harbor Hope – A social worker finds herself in over her head with a client, in a new one-act by Debra Kaufman. Directed by Joshua Benjamin. Presented by PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre. Performances: Thursday-Saturday June 18-20 and 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

A Little Potato and Hard to Peel – David Harrell’s solo performance about dealing with a disability. Presented by CAM and Arts Access Inc. Free but reservations recommended. Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday June 16-17 6:45.
eventbrite.com

Macbeth – “The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.” An ambitious Scottish couple go all Game of Thrones on the power structure. Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre present the Shakespeare tragedy under the stars (and under an almost full moon) in the outdoor Amphitheatre. Directed by Rebecca Blum. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19-20 8:00, Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 8:00. Rain dates: Sunday June 21 and 28 8:00. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Playwrights Roundtable: Redux – Playwrights Roundtable celebrates its 10th anniversary with a presentation of its best plays from the last decade. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19 and 20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Rum and Vodka – Ilana Rozin directs Conor McPherson’s 1992 tale of a man struggling with his inner demons. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Dark Vanilla Jungle. Performances: Thursday and Saturday June 18 and 20 7:30; Wednesday and Friday June 24 7:30, Friday June 26 8:00, Saturday June 27 2:00. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:

The Color Purple – Justice Theater Project presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. Directed by Deb Royals, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. Remaining performances: Thursday and Friday June 18-19/25-26 8:00, Saturday June 21 and 28 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. (Note: most performances sold out, check with box office.) Clare Hall, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Equivocation – “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” In 1605, William Shakespeare is commissioned by the government to write a history play about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, but discovers some true stories may be too dangerous to tell. Theatre in the Park presents Bill Cain’s 2009 drama. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday June 18-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Sea Wall – A man faces the loss of everything he has depended on, in the 2008 play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime). Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Dark Vanilla Jungle and Rum & Vodka. Directed by Elizabeth London. Remaining performances: Sunday June 21 and 28 at 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Side by Side by Sondheim – The 1976 musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim, part of University Theatre’s Summerfest. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday June 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Wait Until Dark – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – continues with Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller, directed by Mia Self. (See also Born Yesterday and Side by Side by Sondheim. Friday and Saturday June 19-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 2:00; Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

 

* – 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 – “But break, my heart”

March 25, 2013

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Photo: Bonnie Luria

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 1, 2013

OPENING:
* The Marowitz Hamlet – “Imagine that Shakespeare’s play is a precious old vase, and someone comes along and smashes that vase into a thousand pieces. If one were to take those pieces and put them back together, the arrangement would be new… Shakespeare provides the vase and I provide the glue.” Charles Marowitz’ controversial 1969 deconstruction of Shakespeare, presented by hiSTORY Stage. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.com

The Smell of the Kill – Three women wonder if their husbands just might be expendable, in Temple Theatre’s production of Michele Lowe’s 2002 dark comedy. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 14. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:
Derklöwnschpankeneffekt – Clowns, cannibalism, and some big ass hands are featured in two absurdist one-acts by Polish playwright Sławomir Mrożek: Out at Sea and Striptease (both 1961). Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Michael O’Foghludha. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through April 6. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Tigers Be Still – Kim Rosenstock’s quirky 2010 comedy about a woman dealing with depression, unemployment, and an escaped tiger. Produced by Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 7. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = 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. 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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