Theater Week – Celebrate

May 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 4, 2018

SPECIAL EVENT:

A Manbites Dog Celebration – Manbites Dog Theater hosts a valedictory party celebrating 31 seasons of great theater and great audiences. Free event but registration is required. One night only: Friday June 1 from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street, Durham.
More information and registration here.
 

OPENING:

Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Dream of the Burning Boy – A high school teacher attempts to deal with the sudden death of one of his students in David West Read’s 2011 drama. Directed by Eliza McLamb and Naomi Nelson. Presented by OneSong Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

* Blood Done Sign My Name – Set in Oxford, North Carolina, Mike Wiley’s play – adapted from the memoir by Timothy Tyson – tells the true story of a racially motivated 1970 murder and its aftermath. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” For its final production, Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 8:15, Friday 7:30, Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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.

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Theater Week – Piano Bar

April 12, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

* H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1878 comic opera. Directed by Derrick Ivey, music director Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

“Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Packing: Arms in America – Triangle Playwrights presents a directed reading of short plays on the subject of firearms. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery (not the Pub), Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Repeats next Friday at Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Snap Back! A Cautionary Tale – Free family-friendly show about cyber bullying, presented by Mojoaa Performing Arts Company. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Pauper Players. Directed by Jackson Cooper, music director Simon Wolf. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00, Sunday and Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through April 23. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Third episode of a new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Two more episodes scheduled for May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.comOne night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Improv Percolator – Long form improv featuring Fatmouth Improv, Umlaut, and Support Group. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date Improv – Yes, it’s another evening of improv by Third Date Improv about relationships! Special guest opening performance by improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
* – 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.

 


Theater Week – A-Doodle-Doo

October 1, 2013

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Image: Jon Haas, for Manbites Dog Theater

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 7, 2013

OPENING:
Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Halloween Shorts – An evening of original short, scary plays presented by the Playwrights Roundtable. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Harvey – Forest Moon Theater presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy warhorse about a man with a Donnie-Darko-like invisible companion. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. Franklin Academy Theater, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* None of the Above – A multi-media documentary, exploring race, poverty, educational policies, and incarceration in North Carolina. Presented by Hidden Voices. One night: Saturday 8:00. White Auditorium, Duke East Campus, Durham.
hiddenvoices.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Up from the Ground – Reading of a new play by Ian Finley about how our culture and history are reflected in the food we eat. Presented by Burning Coal’s New Works series. One show: Wednesday 7:00. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:
* Arcadia – Guests at an English country house in 1809 and in the present day grapple with ideas (determinism, chaos theory, population biology, the heat death of the universe) and with each other, in Tom Stoppard’s 1993 comedy. Presented by University Theatre. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place in his motel room the night before his assassination. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Presented by Playmakers Rep in a co-production with Triad Stage. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Narrowing – People in four different time periods must deal with catastrophic events. A new multimedia performance piece by one-of-a-kind Triangle company Archipelago. Written by Ellen Hemphill and Nor Hall; directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 13. 539 MUZE Space, Foster Street, Durham.
archipelagotheatre.org

* Nunsense! – A group of women espousing liberation theology find themselves in conflict with a patriarchal organization’s institutionalized misogyny. Just kidding: it’s the wacky misadventures of those lovable nuns at the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they stage a variety show fundraiser. Cary Players presents Dan Goggin’s 1985 comedy franchise. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

IMPROV:
* The Explorers – An evening of improv on the theme of exploration, presented by Transactors. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players holds auditions for A Christmas Story, Tuesday (October 1) at Cary Arts Center. Various times. More info.

NRACT holds auditions for Miracle on 34th Street Saturday 10:00, 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh. More info.

* = Final 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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