Kristen Meyer. Cracked, 2018
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 30, 2018
* “A” Train – A mother struggles to understand autism when one of her children is diagnosed. One woman show written and performed by Anne Torsiglieri playing multiple characters. Directed by Risa Brainin, with music by Brad Carroll. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Plaza Suite – Three one-acts about white heterosexual couples, all taking place in the same hotel room. Cary Players presents Neil Simon’s 50-year-old comedy. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 6. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary.
* Tales and Fermentation – More beer theater! Seed Share presents Allan Maule’s ambulatory play featuring stories about local watering hole, performed in The City of Raleigh Museum. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. The City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
* 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: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
* 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: Sensory-friendly performance Saturday 1:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Hand to God – A puppet used in a Christian-ministry youth performance may be Satan. Theatre in the Park presents Robert Askin’s 2011 dark comedy. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 6. TIP, Raleigh.
* 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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* The Member of the Wedding – For its inaugural production, new Triangle company Star Pocket Theatre presents Carson McCullers’ 1950 play (based on her novel) about adolescent tomboy Frankie trying to come to terms with family and self-identity. Directed by Brent Wilson. This week: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Closes Sunday. VAE, 309 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
* Peter and the Starcatcher – Based on a young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Rick Elice’s 2009 play is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Proof – David Auburn’s frequently performed 2000 drama about a woman dealing with the legacy of her late father, a brilliant but disturbed mathematician. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Wake Forest Community House, Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back – “Hold my beer, I’m gonna do an alcohol-themed evening of Shakespeare.” Bare Theater’s site-appropriate presentation returns. Directed by Dustin Britt, with fight choreography by Heather J. Strickland, musical direction by Camille Watson, and additional words by Charles Keith. This week: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 Fortnight Brewing 1006 SW Maynard, Cary; Wednesday 8:00 The Brewery at Mystery Brewing, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough; Monday 8:00 Imurj, 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh. Continues at various ABC licensed locations through May 3.
* – 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.