Theater Week – White Is To Be Done?

May 9, 2017

 

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 15, 2017

 

OPENING:

Chicago – Give ’em the (42-year-) old razzle dazzle! DPAC hosts another touring production of the 1975 Kander/Ebb/Fosse musical (and current long-running Broadway revival). This weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

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. Continues through May 20. 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. Continues through May 28. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

* Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 21. 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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 20. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.
theflyingmachine.net

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Fullsteam founder and Chief Executive Optimist, Sean Lilly Wilson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following performance of Marjorie Prime). 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.


Theater Week – A Flock of Seagulls

May 17, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 23, 2016

 

OPENING:

* Chanakya – Drama about the legendary Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. Presented by Arvind and Neha Mahajan/AKM Realty and Live Spectrum Entertainment. More info. One show: Friday 8:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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 and Friday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.com

* The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Theatre Raleigh presents a “scaled down” 90 minute version of Rupert Holmes’ 1985 musical, adapted from Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel. 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

 
IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Fourth episode 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. (Season finale episode scheduled for June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events

* Help, We Gotta Pee! – FatMouth Improv presents an evening of embarrassing true stories. Special guest: renowned cabaret singer Ellen Ciompi and pianist Glenn Mehrbach. A benefit performance for Human Rights Campaign and its efforts to overturn North Carolina’s HB2. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events

* Transactors Improv: For Families! – The eponymous group presents a family-friendly show. One performance: Saturday 6:00. 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 – Cardinal Points

March 10, 2015

Redbird
Redbird – image: ArtsCenter Stage

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 22. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
OPENING:
* For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls – Christopher Durang’s send-up of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – plus a scene from Streetcar as a curtain-raiser. Presented by Act One Act Now Youth Theater. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Kinky Boots – Adapted from the 2005 movie, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2012 musical tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds a unique path to success. 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.
dpacdurham.com

* Mr. Marmalade – Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a four-year-old girl and her very, very disturbing imaginary friend. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Jones Bell and Rosie Kerwin. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Oh, Deer! – A student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! present a touring show written by Judy M. Dove, retelling the North Carolina folk tale Daniel Boone and the Deer. Free. Final performance: Saturday 1:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Open Door – A middle-aged couple reunite with an old friend who brings unexpected turmoil into their lives. A new play, written, directed, and produced by Dee Dee Hedgepeth. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, Saint Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
theopendoor12.com

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Rick Elice’s 2009 stage adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a prequel to Peter Pan. Touring production presented by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus – first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog – which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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.

 


Theater Week – Lady Disdain

February 11, 2015

Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 16, 2015

OPENING:
The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 22. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Billy Elliot – A working class boy wants to dance in the 2005 musical adaptation of the 2000 movie. Presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Geomancy: Divination by Geography – A performance piece for poetry, dance, and multimedia by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. and Elisabeth Lewis Corley about soldiers on the Western Front in World War I. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, Chapel Hill.
processseries.wagonwheelarts.com

Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Little Women – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the 2005 musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Mukwerere – Jamie Bell’s play, written as her senior distinction project for Duke Theater Studies, portrays a pivotal moment in the lives of four people who call Zimbabwe home. Directed by Tamara Kissane. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
 
ONGOING:
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 
 
IMPROV/PUPPETS:
Fairy Tale Puppet Theater – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center. One night only: Friday 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.

 


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