Theater Week – Crowning Glory

August 23, 2017

 

Crowns. Image: Raleigh Little Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 28, 2017

 
OPENING:

Conversations with Hitler – A new play by incarcerated playwright Steven R. Bond about the harsh realities of prison life. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by little independent theatre, an ARClitE company. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through September 2. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 113, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 10. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Count – Based on conversations with men in prison sentenced to death, Lynden Harris’ play tells the stories of six men on death row who seek to discover what truly constitutes a life well-lived. Presented as a co-production by PRC2 and Hidden Voices. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

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

Wants Upon a Time – Family-friendly Commedia dell’Arte-inspired site-specific work by Francesca Talenti, based on the story of Rapunzel, performed at artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork Sculpture A Sight to Behold. Presented monthly through September. Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
facebook.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 – Calling All Angels

January 31, 2011


Image: Gustave Doré

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 7, 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.

OPENING:
Broadway Melodies 2011 – A student-written/directed musical comedy revue by Pauper Players, featuring take-offs on Glee, Mean Girls, and Quentin Tarantino. Friday-Tuesday 8:00. Frank Porter Graham Cabaret, Student Union, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu/pauper

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot – The good news: construction has begun on Raleigh Ensemble Players’ downtown performance space. The bad news: the resulting postponement of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot until early March.
realtheatre.org

The Real Thing – Theatre in the Park presents Tom Stoppard’s 29-year-old comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 20.
theatreinthepark.com

Sterilize – A short one-act allegedly being performed this weekend by The Performance Collective (a group that clearly does not believe in publicity: online information is slim). See if they show up at The Artery in Chapel Hill Thursday at 6:00 and Friday at 8:00, and The Pinhook in Durham Saturday at 7:00.

Two-Act Comeback – An evening of long-form improvisation by FatMouth Improv. Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00; Part 2: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Crowns – Regina Taylor’s play about the African-American church community. Co-produced by Temple Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through February 12.
manbitesdogtheater.org

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues through February 18 with performances in Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.
paulimurrayproject.org

CALL FOR SCRIPTS:
10 by 10 in the Triangle – The ArtsCenter in Carrboro seeks submissions of ten-minute plays for its July festival. Deadline: February 11.
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.


Theater Week – Big Science

January 24, 2011


Nightwork – Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 31, 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.

OPENING:
Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Saturday 7:30; Part 2: Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

City of Medicine – The latest episode of Transactors’ ongoing improvised serial medical drama. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Crowns – Regina Taylor’s play about the African-American church community. Co-produced by Temple Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter! – A sampling of North Carolina playwrights, featuring scenes by Paul Baerman, Anthony Garcia-Copian, Debra Kaufman, and Richard Krawiec. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through February 12.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Solo Takes On: 2 – Three solo performances presented by UNC’s Department of Communications Studies: G(rape) by Gretchen Fox Klobucar (Tuesday and Thursday 5:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00); On Breathing in the Barrel by Sean McKeithan (Wednesday 5:00, Thursday 7:30. Saturday 10:00, Sunday 3:00); and La Vida Loca by Carlos Manuel (Friday 9:00). Studio Six at Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues through February 18 with performances in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.
paulimurrayproject.org

ONGOING:
Blue – A woman has to choose between her husband and a very unusual circus performer in a new work by Raleigh playwright Kelly Doyle. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Lion KingSpider-Man isn’t the first Julie Taymor musical to experience a few problems before opening. Tuesday 7:30, Wednesday 1:00 and 7:30, Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

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 – Road to Nowhere

November 29, 2010


Oh, the Humanity: A man and woman (Katja Hill, Chris Burner) encounter automotive
and metaphysical difficulties on their way to a christening…or is it a funeral?
(Photo: Ed Hunt)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 6, 2010

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
Amadeus / Composer Portraits: Mozart – First-time collaboration between the North Carolina Symphony and Playmakers Rep, featuring the music of Mozart combined with a “semi-staging” of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh.
ncsymphony.org

Burn the Floor – Broadway Series South presents the touring company of the Broadway dancetravaganza. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00.
broadwayseriessouth.com

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park’s annual tradition (officially known as Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol) returns, this time with Wood’s son taking over the lead. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham. (Continues next week through December 15 at Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.)
dpacnc.com

A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre presents its musical adaptation of an obscure 19th century novel by Charles Dickens. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Crowns – Burning Coal, in collaboration with Temple Theatre, presents a revival of their 2008 production of Regina Taylor’s gospel musical. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

An Evening of Staged Readings – Ten-minute works by members of The Cary Playwrights’ Forum. Free. One night only: Thursday 7:00. Page-Walker Center, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Ho, Ho, Ho! – Deep Dish presents an evening of holiday-themed short readings. One night: Friday 7:30. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Holiday Extravaganza – Because you never know when you’ll need an additional vaganza. Transactors presents its annual improvised holiday show, set in a bar on Christmas Eve. One night: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Nesting – A 10-minute solo toy theater performance by Torry Bend about the perils of home ownership. Free. Two performances nightly starting at 7:30 in Manbites Dog’s lobby prior to Oh, the Humanity. This week: Thursday-Saturday. Continues through December 18.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations – “It’s just two chairs!” Will Eno’s comedy of existential despair, presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 18. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Parchman Hour – Subtitled “Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders”, and told in the form of a traditional variety show, this play chronicles a pivotal summer in the American civil rights movement. A Mike Wiley Production, co-presented by the UNC Department of Dramatic Arts and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 6:00. Closes Monday. Kenan theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
cdsporch.org

Sam and Laura – Staged reading of Ron Power’s play about Samuel Clemens’ early romance with Laura Wright. Presented by Burning Coal. One night only: Tuesday (Mark Twain’s birthday!) 7:30. Pittman Auditorium, St. Mary’s School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus – Staging of the well-known story in the style of a live radio play, including sound effects and songs. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Town Council Chambers, Cary.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
Inspecting Carol – Dickens meets Gogol in this comedy about a struggling theater company staging its annual cash cow, A Christmas Carol, only to learn of an imminent visit by an inspector for the NEA. University Theatre gets to have its cake and make fun of it too, in this first (of many) Dickensian productions over the next month. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Love and Robots: The Reboot – Perhaps they are here to protect us from the terrible secret of space. Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings back their epic cybernetic tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption — with new system 2.0 enhancements. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12. Paperhand Studio, Saxapahaw.
paperhand.org

Robin Hood – Family-friendly retelling of the story, presented by NRACT (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 12. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

AUDITIONS:
Bare Theater – Auditioning male actors for a one-act play about gay relationships. Tuesday 7:00. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 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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