Theater Week – Stage Left

June 26, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 2, 2018

 
I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU SAY GOODBYE:

* Manbites Dog Theater concludes it’s 31st and final season of producing theater this week, as it closes its Foster Street location, the company’s home for the last 20 years. Manbites will continue in a new incarnation as a support and granting organization for area theater companies and artists. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da. More about future plans here.
 

I SAY HELLO:

* OccupyCON 2018 – As part of this year’s events, Women’s Theatre Festival presents a 24-hour theatre conference, packed with staged readings, workshops, devised works, and kids’ programming. Featuring a workshop of The Illuminated Dresses – a devised theater piece by local playwright Debra Kaufman. One day only: Saturday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 7:00 p.m., Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
womenstheatrefestival.com

Parallel Lives – Women’s Theatre Festival presents Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s satirical 1989 sketch show, directed by Judy Long. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 8:00. Continues through July 7. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* It Shoulda Been You – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove’s 2015 musical comedy about a wedding where wouldn’t you know it everything goes wrong. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.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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My Favorite Things – Zombie Ants

September 22, 2009

The funniest short-form animated sketch comedy online, from Dave Stratton at Deadpan Inc.

Stratton uses the crude do-it-yourself 3-D animation tools at xtranormal.com, but makes it something special with precise comic timing and dialogue that feels like early Nichols & May. What’s even more impressive: he usually turns out two or three a week.

Here are his iconic characters, Brad and Lily, discussing a fungus among us:

Bonus – here’s one from last year


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