Theater Week – Gunsight Specific

May 16, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 22, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Oakwood Lives 2017: Immigrants! – Burning Coal’s annual site-specific presentation of short plays by local playwrights based on current residents of the eponymous Raleigh cemetery. This year’s theme refers to people who moved to Raleigh from elsewhere. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

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 and Sunday 6:30. Continues through May 29. Rain dates June 3 and 4.
bartletttheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Hunchback – What is ugly? What is beautiful? This original musical entertainment addresses those aesthetic questions via a fictional Swedish pop band impersonating 19th century aristocrats impersonating 21st century hipsters. (Why yes, it’s a Little Green Pig production – how did you know?) Directed by Jaybird O’Berski with assistant director Tamara Kissane, and despite the venue, it’s probably not for children. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Straight White Men – “If I woke up tomorrow and I was a straight white man, what would I do?” A family of four eponymous characters – a father and his three grown sons – get together for Christmas in theater provocateur Young Jean Lee’s darkly comic examination of race and privilege. Presented by Sonorous Road. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

* Curious Accidents and Unintended Consequences – Six actors take the stage with absolutely no idea what is going to happen, in director J. Chachula’s theatrical experiment. Presented by Flying Machine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.
theflyingmachine.net
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* Endless Shrimp BOGO Weekend Special – endless_shrimp presents video installations and live dance music in a free, Moog-adjacent event. Friday and Saturday opening at 7:00, music at 9:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manabitesdogtheater.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 – Obscura

August 10, 2016

 

Video: Simon Lee

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 15, 2016

 
Women’s Theatre Festival
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.
Opening in the WTF this week:
• The Amazing Cunt and Lil’ Bitch Take Raleigh – Katy Koop’s dark comedy about justice, rape, friendship, superheroes, and the choices we make. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through August 20. The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
amazingcunt.brownpapertickets.com
Bruisers – Four women struggle to rekindle their college friendship as they face uncertain futures, in a drama by Maribeth McCarthy. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Studio One, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington. Continues next week at Temple Theatre in Sanford, through August 19.
brownpapertickets.com
Decision Height – Meredith Dana Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
Ongoing in the WTF:
• *Men Always Leave – Abandonment issues make it difficult for an African American woman to maintain a relationship with her son’s father. A one-act play by Naima Ince. Paired with * The Traditionalist, in which a seemingly perfect couple are trapped in a dangerous cycle of violence and contrition, in a one-act play by Carol Torian. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Continues Saturdays in August. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.org
 

ONGOING:

The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Continues through August 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.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.

 


Theater Week – Busby Berkeley Dreams

May 3, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 9, 2016

 

OPENING:

Beertown – A collaborative and audience-immersive theatrical pageant/civic ceremony devised by dog and pony dc and presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Director: Rachel Grossman. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 22.
raleighlittletheatre.com

* 42nd Street – Touring production of the 1980 musical based on Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie musical, featuring songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren. 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.
dpacnc.com

* Trust the BusCulture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations, this time a collaboration between Little Green Pig and Culture Mill’s Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. One performance: Saturday 8:15, starting at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
artful.ly
 

ONGOING:

* Wit – A scholar with a terminal illness finds solace in the works of John Donne. Theatre NC presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 play. Director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.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

 
* – 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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