Theater Week – Blessed Are the Merciful

May 14, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 20, 2019

 
OPENING:

The Legend of Georgia McBride – A struggling Elvis impersonator revitalizes his career when he takes on a new stage persona as a drag queen. Honest Pint Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s 2015 comedy, directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 2. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Oakwood at 150 – Burning Coal’s annual al fresco presentation of original short plays about historic figures buried in Oakwood, Raleigh’s Confederate cemetery. Among this year’s subjects: slaveowner Henry Mordecai. Directed by George Jack. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* Beehive: The ’60s Musical – Juke box musical featuring songs from, you guessed it, the 1960s. Created by Larry Gallagher. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Duke Park 106 W Knox St, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com
 

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

* Vaudeville Varieties! – Ongoing variety performance featuring sketch, circus, clowning, and live music. Presented by Mettlesome. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Hellurrrrr! and Goodbye

April 30, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 6, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – Mabel Earlene “Madea” Simmons, created and performed by Tyler Perry, is a tough, elderly black woman, who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Tyler Perry, who built a theater and movie franchise on the legendary character, is retiring her after this final national theater tour. Expect family problems solved with good sense and a vicious tongue. Also expect it to be packed; tickets for all three performances are currently listed as unavailable. Check with the box office for availability or try your luck at the door. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* May the Fourth Playslam Be with You! – A 3-minute NC-play contest, where the audience votes on their top six of ten – those winners have their second 3-minute play presented, and the audience then votes for the overall victor. This year’s show is sci-fi themed. One night only: Saturday 7:30, Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham Street, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Wrightwood Park, 1301 Anderson Street, Durham. Continues through May 18.
littlegreenpig.com
 

ONGOING:

Church & State – A senator from North Carolina running for re-election speaks his mind about gun control the weekend before voting day in Jason Odell Williams’ 2016 comic drama. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 12. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Four Weddings and an Elvis – Cary Players presents Nancy Frick’s 2010 comedy about various couples tying the knot at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Directed by Nicola Lefler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 5. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

Murder for Two – When a mysterious murder occurs at a surprise party, a small town policeman attempts to solve it. NC Theatre presents a touring production of Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s 2011 comedy musical, in which two actors play 13 roles. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 5. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – March Air

March 5, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 11, 2019

 
OPENING:

* As You Like It – Escape to the Forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s crowd-pleasing comedy. Presented by Eno River Players, director not listed. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard, Durham.
enoriverplayers.org

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – A Jamaican boy discovers the wonders of the outside world. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from Cedella Marley’s story, featuring songs by Bob Marley. Directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 24, plus a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday March 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Constellations – Two people experience their relationship through a prism of parallel timelines in Nick Payne’s 2012 drama. Directed by Chris Woodworth. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 24. Stadium 10 Theater, Northgate Mall, Durham.
bartletttheater.com

* Duty – A play by Tim Stevens about the eight Garner men killed in the Vietnam War. Presented by Show N’ Tell Ministries. One show only: Friday 7:30. Performing Arts Center, 742 West Garner Road, Garner.
business.garnerchamber.com

LITE 2019 Presents a Festival of One-Act Plays – Eight short plays by seven playwrights. Co-sponsored by Cary Playwrights Forum under its Independent Producers Series. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 3:00. Senior Center, Bond Park, Cary. Continues through March 23 at various locations.
caryplaywrightsforum.org 
 

ONGOING:

Life of Galileo – In Bertolt Brecht’s historical drama, first performed in 1943, the 17th century scientist makes revolutionary astronomical discoveries that conflict with Roman Catholic doctrine, and the Church is not amused. Vivienne Benesch directs a reimagined adaptation by Joseph Discher. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 17. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Timon of Athens – Bare Theatre presents a genderqueer, 1980s-set interpretation of Shakespeare’s late-career play (co-authored by Thomas Middleton), about a rich man too generous for his own good. Staged in two venues: The Wicked Witch nightclub (admission 18+ only) in an “uncut’ version, and at St. John’s MCC in “a slightly tamer version”. This week: Thursday and Saturday 8:00 at The Wicked Witch, 416 W. South Street Raleigh. Friday 7:00 at St. John’s MCC, 622 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh. Continues through March 16.
baretheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – What’s Happening??!!

December 31, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 7, 2019

 
OPENING:

This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 CVNC.org. 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 – History Has Its Eyes on You

November 5, 2018

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 12, 2018

 

OPENING:

Bar Plays 4.0 – Cary Playwrights Forum presents an evening of seven short plays by local playwrights. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Dancing at Lughnasa – Five unmarried sisters in pre-war rural Ireland face an uncertain future. Duke Theater Studies presents Brian Friel’s 1990 drama. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 2. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Memory of Water – Three sisters, brought together by their mother’s death, try to reconcile their differing memories of her. Forest Moon Theater presents Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 comic drama, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 18. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

The Rainmaker – University Theatre presents N. Richard Nash’s 1954 drama, set in a rural western town during the Depression, about a spinster and a confidence man. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 18. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

The Flick – With masterfully deliberate pacing, playwright Annie Baker explores the relationships of three minimum-wage employees at an aging (and increasingly unviable) single-screen repertory movie theater, revealing as much in the silences as in the dialogue. Bartlett Theater presents the area premiere of Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 drama in a site-specific production at Northgate Stadium 10 Cinema. Directed by Jonathan Brady. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Stadium 10 Cinema, Northgate Mall, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

Next to Normal – NRACT presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 rock musical about a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. Director: Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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 – Call Me Up in Dreamland

April 11, 2018

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Sheet music for the 1908 stage musical version of Little Nemo. 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 16, 2018

OPENING:

* 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 only: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00.
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: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Blood at the Root – Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, based on a true story, about racial strife in a Louisiana high school. Directed by Asabi, choreographed by Donna Bradby; presented by NCCU Department of Theatre. {Opened April 6.] This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
hiphopnc.com

Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4. Duke’s musical theater group Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1975 Kander and Ebb musical. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Sunday 1:00. Continues through April 22. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Dreaming: Little Nemo In Slumberland Revisited – Free presentation of an original faculty work-in-progress by Duke Theater Studies faculty member designer/puppeteer Professor Torry Bend and award-winning playwright Howard L. Craft, exploring the work of turn of the century comic strip artist Winsor McCay. Free admission. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* Grandchild of PlaySlam! – A bunch of playwrights enter, one winning playwright – chosen by the audience – leaves with 100 bucks! Cary Playwrights Forum returns with their annual Darwinian evening of very short plays. One night only: Saturday 7:30. The Cary Theatre, 122 E Chatham St, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues though April 22. 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. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Ruddigore – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s supernatural-themed 1887 operetta. Directed and choreographed by Derrick Ivey, musical direction by Jackson Cooper. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

* Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (Sort of) – If you have to ask, it’s probably not for you. The cult movie musical returns for a (final) encore. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Kings, 14 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
kingsraleigh.com

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. Continues through April 21. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Late Light

November 14, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Bar Plays 3.0 – Cary Playwrights’ Forum presents the latest installment of short plays set and performed in a bar, featuring seven new works written by area playwrights. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Dawn’s Early Light – A new play in three parts about two lost souls traversing the American landscape, written collaboratively by Paul Newell and Mark Cornell. Directed by Paul Newell and Nancy Lane. Produced by the Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s Independent Producers Series, and Full Nelson. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham St, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Gypsy – NC Theatre presents the 1959 Jule Stein/Stephen Sondheim.Arthur Laurents bio-musical of vaudeville star Gypsy Rose Lee and her stage mom. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* The Wild Party – WPU Theatre Department presents a stage musical version of Joseph Moncure March’s scandalous 1928 book-length narrative poem about Hollywood debauchery. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kenan Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
goactivecalendar.com

 

ONGOING:

* Beowulf, Lord of the Bros – Some 20-something bros find their parties constantly disrupted by an annoying neighbor and call on savior-of-parties and best bro Beo for help. University Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical by Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder, “loosely” based on the early medieval epic poem. Directed by Kyle Dougan. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Vinegar Tom – Power, sex, and witches. A small community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them. Duke Theater Studies presents Caryl Churchill’s 1976 drama, directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
 

* – 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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