Theater Week – Crowning Glory

August 23, 2017

 

Crowns. Image: Raleigh Little Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 28, 2017

 
OPENING:

Conversations with Hitler – A new play by incarcerated playwright Steven R. Bond about the harsh realities of prison life. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by little independent theatre, an ARClitE company. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through September 2. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 113, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 10. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Count – Based on conversations with men in prison sentenced to death, Lynden Harris’ play tells the stories of six men on death row who seek to discover what truly constitutes a life well-lived. Presented as a co-production by PRC2 and Hidden Voices. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

Wants Upon a Time – Family-friendly Commedia dell’Arte-inspired site-specific work by Francesca Talenti, based on the story of Rapunzel, performed at artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork Sculpture A Sight to Behold. Presented monthly through September. Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
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* – 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 – Merely Players

October 4, 2016

 

everscape

Samantha Corey in Everscape – Bare Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 10, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Childress in Mind – A celebration of the life, work, and legacy of dramatist Alice Childress for her centennial birthday, featuring photography, performance, panel discussion, a wine reception, and more. Presented by Black Ops Theatre. One night: Friday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s 2015 production of the Bram Stoker novel has risen from the grave! This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 16. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Everscape – Four ordinary people escape from their ordinary lives by teaming up online to play a fantasy video game, but discover that reality and the virtual world are starting to blur together. North Carolina premiere of Allan Maule’s 2016 play, first presented this summer at the NYC Fringe Festival. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. Sonorous Road, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Nickel and Dimed – Justice Theater Project presents Joan Holden’s 2002 play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich about getting by on minimum wage. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 22. St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Skylight – A woman is visited by the older man she had an affair with years before who wants to renew their relationship. John Gulley directs David Hare’s 1995 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 23. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Mothers and Sons – Terence McNally’s 2013 drama about a woman who visits her late son’s male partner, now married to another man. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Oklahoma! – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 cornbelter. Directed by Gina Winter, Music Director Heather Copley. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

The Trump Card – Bully, billionaire, slumlord, super classy developer, world-class narcissist, Presidential candidate. Manbites Dog presents a staged reading adapted from the monologue by master storyteller Mike Daisey. Performed by Carl Martin, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Sunday and Monday 7:30. Continues through November 7. 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: Bard on the Run

September 1, 2014

Hmlt
HMLT image by Little Green Pig

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 8, 2014

OPENING:
HMLT – Two powerful families must deal with regime change, the loss of power, and the pathology of denial. The Triangle’s most unpredictable theater company takes on Shakespeare’s most unpredictable character at an unpredictable location*. Presented by Little Green Pig, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Shows Thursday-Saturday 8:00. (* VENUE CHANGE: Performances will not be at Cordoba Center. Currently scheduled venues: first week at Oval Drive Park in Durham, second week at Redbud Farm in Efland, third week to be announced. Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Continues through September 20.
littlegreenpig.com

The Iron Curtain Trilogy – Burning Coal presents David Edgar’s trilogy of plays about the collapse of the Soviet Empire in eastern Europe, in rotating repertory. Directed by Jerome Davis. Continues through September 27. This week: The Shape of the Table – Thursday 7:30. Pentecost – Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Saturday 7:30. Burning Coal, Murphey School Auditorium, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

A Raisin in the Sun – Justice Theatre Project presents Lorraine Hansberry’s milestone 1959 drama about a family struggling against poverty, racism, and their own conflicting goals. Directed by Sidney Edwards and Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheatreproject.org

* Rodney King – Solo show about the man whose beating at the hands of police and their subsequent acquittal helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:00 (no Saturday performance).
playmakersrep.org

Xanadu – NRACT presents the 2007 stage musical version of the 1980 Razzie Award-winning roller disco movie. Directed and choreographed by James Ilsley and Jess Barbour, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 21. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

 
ONGOING:
Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

A Kid Like Jake – A 4-year-old’s preference for “gender-variant play” may decide whether or not he gets into a good kindergarten. Deep Dish presents Daniel Pearle’s 2013 play, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Moving Pieces – An interactive multi-venue moving play performed at various indoor and outdoor sites in Raleigh’s warehouse district. Wear comfy walking shoes. Presented by Seed Art Share. Written by Logan Sutton, conceived and directed by Sue Scarborough. This Friday: 2 performances at 6:30 and 8:30. Closes Friday. Begins upstairs at Cafe De Los Muertos, 300 West Hargett Street, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org

* The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows 40 minutes prior to start time). Ends Sunday at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
paperhand.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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