Theater Week – WTF!

June 27, 2017

 

Women’s Theatre Festival

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 3, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Occupy the Stage – Women’s Theatre Festival launches its 2017 series with a 24-hour event in which plays written by women are performed as staged readings. Friday 8:00 p.m. – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

Space Girl – Roller Derby! Planetarium-style light shows! Orchestral sounds of deep space! Mora V. Harris’s play tells the story of a 16-year-old lesbian alien from the planet Zlagdor struggling to fit in at high school. Presented by The Sisters Koop as the first show in the 2017 Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 9. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* Struck – Theatre Raleigh presents Sandy Rustin’s 2016 comedy about a woman who suspects mystical forces are at work when she is struck by a bicyclist on the streets of New York. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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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Theater Week – Shadow Plays

May 30, 2016

 
theater shadow

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 6, 2016

 

OPENING:

The Hollow – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery featuring a stately British home (check), a murder (check), and a house full of suspects (check). No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Hughie – A small time hustler recounts his woes to a hotel night clerk in Eugene O’Neill’s 1942 one-act. Actors Brook North and David Klionsky will alternate the lead role during the run. Directed by Andy Hayworth, presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* The New Colossus – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could possibly go wrong? Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s The Seagull. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Two Gentlemen of Verona – Bare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about gender-crossed lovers. Free performances in outdoor public spaces around the Triangle. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Parklet at Deco, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh (through June 12). Continues (various locations) through June 30.
baretheatre.org

The Wedding Singer – NRACT presents the 2006 musical (based on a 1998 Adam Sandler comedy) about a 1980s aspiring rock singer who performs at weddings. Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 12. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Fifth episode and season finale of a new serial improv show based on tv police procedurals. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events

* Third Date Improv – The eponymous group presents another evening of improv about relationships. Ellen Ciompi will open the show with a set of cabaret-style tunes. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events
 

STAGED READINGS:

* After the Fall – Staged reading of a new play by Marilynn Barner Anselmi. Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Cary Arts Center.
* Burt and Abbie – Staged reading of a new play by Libby Heily. Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Cary Arts Center.
Both Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. More info

 

* – 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 – Bring the Heat

January 14, 2015

heat

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 19, 2015

OPENING:
Venus in Fur – An audition becomes a battlefield for dominance between a director and an actress in David Ives’ 2010 comedy about sex and power. Directed by Rod Rich. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
ONGOING:
* The Caretaker – South Stream Productions presents Harold Pinter’s 1960 breakthrough play, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – An African American man struggles to survive at various points in America’s history. World premiere of Howard L. Craft’s new play, featuring J. Alphonse Nicholson, directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 24. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

* Habitus – New Triangle performance company VECTOR explores intersecting arenas of anger, education, and identity in an interactive, installation/performance. Created by choreographer Leah Wilks and visual artist Jon Haas. This week: Thursday-Saturday at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
inthevector.com

* Sorrow’s End – Owl Tree Theater presents a new play by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cary Arts Center.
owltreetheater

Wicked – Touring production of the revisionist Oz musical returns to DPAC for a three-week run. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through January 25. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com
 
 
STAGED READINGS:
* A Cheating Nirvana – Anthony Garcia Copian’s play set in 1989 New York, about a middle-aged gay man, his life-long male companion, and the woman he plans to marry. Directed by Annie Taft. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Native – Deep Dish Theater presents a New Play Workshop staged reading of Ian Finley’s play about Richard Wright and Paul Green attempting to to create a stage adaptation of Wright’s novel Native Son. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.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

* – 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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