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.

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Theater Week – Black Hole Sun

November 17, 2015

 

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 23, 2015

 
OPENING:

* Fiddler on the Roof – The 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, is presented by Community Church of Chapel Hill. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 5:00. Community Church, 106 Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill.
glennmehrbach.com/c3huu-fiddler

* Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour – Touring production of the 2001 musical, featuring a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors. Presented by GFour Productions. A portion of each ticket sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. One performance: Tuesday 8:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

Peter and the Starcatcher – A prequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1904 Peter Pan, this 2009 play by Peter Elice is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Previously seen in a Broadway Series South touring production in Raleigh last March. Directed by Brendon Fox. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:

* An Experiment with an Air Pump – Occupants of a northern English house in 1799 and in 1999 grapple with questions of medical ethics, scientific responsibility, gender roles, and a 200-year-old murder mystery in Shelagh Stephenson’s 1997 comic drama. Jules Odendahl-James directs the Duke Theater Studies production. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* Anon(ymous) – A young refugee travels across America searching for his family in Naomi Iizuka’s 2006 reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey. Directed by Mia Self; presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Titus Andronicus – Things don’t end well in a political power struggle after an escalating series of bad decisions. Bare Theatre’s all-women cast and crew takes on Shakespeare’s most horrifying tragedy. Post-show panels on women in theater on November 7 and November 20. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
baretheatre.org

* A Year with Frog and Toad – A kid-friendly musical about a pair of amphibian pals, based on the book by Arnold Lobel. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. Directed by Sue Scarborough. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

  
IMPROV:

Thank You, Earth! – Transactors Improv presents a family-friendly show. One performance: Saturday 6:00. 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 – Cardinal Points

March 10, 2015

Redbird
Redbird – image: ArtsCenter Stage

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 22. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
OPENING:
* For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls – Christopher Durang’s send-up of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – plus a scene from Streetcar as a curtain-raiser. Presented by Act One Act Now Youth Theater. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Kinky Boots – Adapted from the 2005 movie, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2012 musical tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds a unique path to success. 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.
dpacdurham.com

* Mr. Marmalade – Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a four-year-old girl and her very, very disturbing imaginary friend. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Jones Bell and Rosie Kerwin. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Oh, Deer! – A student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! present a touring show written by Judy M. Dove, retelling the North Carolina folk tale Daniel Boone and the Deer. Free. Final performance: Saturday 1:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Open Door – A middle-aged couple reunite with an old friend who brings unexpected turmoil into their lives. A new play, written, directed, and produced by Dee Dee Hedgepeth. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, Saint Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
theopendoor12.com

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Rick Elice’s 2009 stage adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a prequel to Peter Pan. Touring production presented by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus – first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog – which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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.

 


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