Theater Week – Tourism

May 23, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 22, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Chapel Hill playwright Mike Wiley dramatizes the effect of wartime deployment by telling the stories of real North Carolina military families. Directed by Deb Royals. Originally produced by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Grounded. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Ends Saturday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Finding Neverland – Touring production of the 2014 musical (based on a 1998 play) about playwright J.M. Barrie and the writing of the play Peter Pan. 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

Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Grounded – A fighter pilot reassigned to guiding military drones begins to question her mission in George Brant’s 2012 one-person drama. Directed by Jerome Davis. Originally produced by Sonorous Road Productions. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Downrange: Voices from the Homefront. This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, being performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Matilda the Musical – Last seen around here last year in a touring production at DPAC, the 2010 musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers, returns in another touring production hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 6:30. Rain dates June 3-4.
bartletttheater.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 – Peachy

April 18, 2017

 

Eat a Peach. 1972. W. David Powell.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 24, 2017

 

OPENING:

James and the Giant Peach – A boy and his giant peach go on an adventure with some giant insect friends. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Richard R. George’s stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 fantasy novel. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 30. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Love, Loss, and What I Wore – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab bring back their 2015 production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Directed by Rob Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

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: Tuesday-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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

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

* 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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

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 – Waltzing

January 19, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 25, 2016

OPENING:

The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Matilda the Musical – Touring production of the 2010 musical about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30.
dpacnc.com

Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 31. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Loc – Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented (along with Downrange and Silhouettes of Service) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu
 
* Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com
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Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 31. 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.

 


Theater Week – Tea for Two

December 7, 2010


Art Tatum (painting by Scott Gordy)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 13, 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:
Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here – Story of the jazz piano great, in a one-man show starring Trevor Johnson, with music recreated using producer Zenph Sound Innovations’ computer-controlled grand piano. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 19. Kennedy Theatre, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl story about an odd candy-maker, presented by ArtsCenter Stage and the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

A Christmas Story – Stage adaptation of the Bob Clark movie, based on stories by Jean Shepherd. When is someone going to adapt Bad Santa? Presented by Broadway Series South and Hot Summer Nights. This week: Tuesday-Sunday 7:00, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 24. Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
broadwayseriessouth.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s hardy holiday perennial returns. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 19. Sutton Main Stage, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Nutcracker: The Musical – A young girl yearns to dance the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Walltown Children’s Theatre presents the new adaptation. One performance only: Saturday 7:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

The Santaland Diaries – Workplace comedy about a Christmas elf at Macy’s, based on the David Sedaris story. Co-Produced by Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre In The Park. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Matinees Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s annual holiday farce, set in a West Durham trailer park which may have more to fear from the fruitcake than from the oncoming tornado. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through December 19. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Young Frankenstein – Full title: The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. Really, what evokes the holiday season better than hunchback jokes? The touring show performs this week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham.
dpacnc.com

ONGOING:
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: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00, Monday-Wednesday December 15 at 7:00. Closes December 15. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.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

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

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. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
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

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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

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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