A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 8, 2018
* An Enemy of the People – Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides in a political battle over a town’s contaminated water supply. Carolina Performing Arts presents Berlin theater company Schaubühne’s production of the shockingly timely 1882 Ibsen drama. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier. Adapted by Florian Borchmeyer. Performed in German with English subtitles. Two performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Auditorium. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.
* Macbeth – PlayMakers Mobile presents a free 70-minute five actor touring version of the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday 7:00 at Chapel Hill Public Library – 100 Library Dr; Saturday 2:00 PlayMakers Studio 101 at CDA and Saturday 5:00 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus; Sunday 2:00 at LAUNCH, 321 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill. Final weekend.
Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (No performance this Saturday.) Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
The Revolutionists – Liberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
* Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. The final script is Killer Joe, a comic noir about criminal lowlifes at a Dallas trailer park. Lett’s lurid 1993 drama satirizes (or – lets be real – maybe just exploits) extreme misogyny and violence, so trigger warnings galore. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
* – 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.