Theater Week – Houses of the Holy

June 18, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 24, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights; it began with A Night of Meditation on Monday, and continues with A Night of Visioning (Tuesday), A Night of Mourning (Wednesday), A Night of Sensuality (Thursday), concluding with A Night of Gratitude (Friday). All performances begin at 7:00. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com

Churchill’s Shorts – Burning Coal presents Far Away and A Number, two short plays by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Stephen Eckert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 30. CAM, 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Trouble in Mind – In 1957, an African American actress has the lead role in a Broadway play, but may have to sacrifice her principles in order to keep it. Alice Childress’ classic mid-twentieth-century satire has not – unfortunately – lost any of its relevance. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. Presented by Agape Theatre Project. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 30. NCCU Theatre, 1801 Fayetteville Road, Durham.
eventbrite.com
 

ONGOING:

* Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.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

 

* – 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Very Near Future

June 11, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2019

 

THEATER GRANTS:

Deadline Approaches – Manbites Dog Theater Company – through its Theater Fund – is offering grants to encourage and support Triangle theater productions by local artists and companies in the upcoming season. Grant application deadline is Monday June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Complete information and an online application form are available on the Manbites Dog website.
 

OPENING NEXT WEEK:

Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights, beginning with A Night of Meditation on Monday June 17 at 7:00. Continues through Friday June 21. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com
 

OPENING:

Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* True West – Sam Shepard’s 1980 drama of feuding brothers, shifting identities, and electric toasters, as reimagined by Little Green Pig. No director (or much other information) listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. The PIT Improv Theatre, 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.com

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
hollyspringsnc.us

* Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Into the Blue Again

June 4, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 10, 2019

 

OPENING:

Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Cats – Touring production of the 1981 musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Cultural Center, 128 S Main Street, Holly Springs. (Continues next week at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center.)
hollyspringsnc.us

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 16. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* White – Issues of race, gender, identity, and art collide in James IJames’ 2017 satirical comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theatre. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Find Your Light

May 28, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 3, 2019

 

OPENING:

Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 16. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Helvetica – An author of children’s books attempts to come to terms with her life, in Will Coleman’s 2016 drama. Directed by Grant Lyerly and Skye Pham. Presented by One Song Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
1songproductions.org

Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Sitting Pretty – Odyssey Stage presents a “live radio” play, based on the 1948 Clifton Webb movie and subsequent 1949 radio adaptation about a family who discover their newly-hired nanny is a snobbish gentleman who detests children. Director not listed. (Note: AWC.) This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
odysseystage.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Legend of Georgia McBride – A struggling Elvis impersonator revitalizes his career when he takes on a new stage persona as a drag queen. Honest Pint Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s 2015 comedy, directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

White – Issues of race, gender, identity, and art collide in James IJames’ 2017 satirical comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theatre. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 9. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Clap

May 21, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 27, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Hello, Dolly! – Touring production of the 1964 musical, featuring Betty Buckley. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

White – Issues of race, gender, identity, and art collide in James IJames’ 2017 satirical comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theatre. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 9. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org
 

ONGOING:

The Legend of Georgia McBride – A struggling Elvis impersonator revitalizes his career when he takes on a new stage persona as a drag queen. Honest Pint Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s 2015 comedy, directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 2. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Blessed Are the Merciful

May 14, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 20, 2019

 
OPENING:

The Legend of Georgia McBride – A struggling Elvis impersonator revitalizes his career when he takes on a new stage persona as a drag queen. Honest Pint Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s 2015 comedy, directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 2. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Oakwood at 150 – Burning Coal’s annual al fresco presentation of original short plays about historic figures buried in Oakwood, Raleigh’s Confederate cemetery. Among this year’s subjects: slaveowner Henry Mordecai. Directed by George Jack. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* Beehive: The ’60s Musical – Juke box musical featuring songs from, you guessed it, the 1960s. Created by Larry Gallagher. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. 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

* Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Duke Park 106 W Knox St, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com
 

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

* Vaudeville Varieties! – Ongoing variety performance featuring sketch, circus, clowning, and live music. Presented by Mettlesome. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Whatever

May 7, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 13, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013jukebox bio-musical about the life and works of the eponymous singer-songwriter. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Beehive: The ’60s Musical – Juke box musical featuring songs from, you guessed it, the 1960s. Created by Larry Gallagher. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* The Dance on Widow’s Row – Agape Theatre Project presents Samm-Art Williams’ 2000 comedy about four eligible widows in coastal North Carolina. Directed by Terra Hodge. (Note: opened May 2.) This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com
 

ONGOING:

* Church & State – A senator from North Carolina running for re-election speaks his mind about gun control the weekend before voting day in Jason Odell Williams’ 2016 comic drama. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Forest Hills Park 1639 University Drive, Durham. Continues through May 18.
littlegreenpig.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 CVNC.org. 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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