Theater Week – Murder Most Foul

August 13, 2019

 
MurderMostFoul

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 19, 2019

 
OPENING:

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – A distant heir to a British family fortune decides to improve his position by disposing of the other family members. The 2012 musical comedy is based on a 1906 novel (which also inspired the 1949 Alec Guinness film Kind Hearts and Coronets.) Patrick Torres directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Valkyrie – A girl copes with bullying by imagining herself in a fantasy world befriended by a fearless female warrior. A “pop-punk” musical co-written by Erin Phillips (director) and Jeremy Phillips (composer and music director). Presented by Solace Theater. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Garner Arts Center, 742 W Garner Rd, Garner.
solacetheatre.org
 

CONTINUING:

* The Bridges of Madison County – A visiting photographer and an unhappily married housewife get it on in the 2014 musical adaptation of the 1992 Robert James Waller novel. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director, as usual, not listed. Nice job foregrounding the sexual symbolism on the poster design. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. Tickets at the door with suggested donation. This week: Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (pre-shows at 6:20). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (September 6-8 performances at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NCMA advance tickets available online.)
paperhand.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 – Der Schmetterling

August 6, 2019

 
butterfly

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 12, 2019

 
OPENING:

The Bridges of Madison County – A visiting photographer and an unhappily married housewife get it on in the 2014 musical adaptation of the 1992 Robert James Waller novel. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director, as usual, not listed. Nice job foregrounding the sexual symbolism on the poster design. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 18. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* A Lie of the Mind – Staged reading of Sam Shepard’s 1985 family drama, presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Dana Marks. This week only: Sunday 7:00. Monkey Bottom Collective, 609 Trent Drive, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

CONTINUING:

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. Tickets at the door with suggested donation. This week: Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (live band pre-shows at 6:20). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (September 6-8 performances at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NCMA advance tickets available online.)
paperhand.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 – Magic Time

July 30, 2019

 
PaperHand We Are Here

Image: PaperHand Puppet Intervention

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 5, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Enchanted Sleeping Beauty – Family-friendly musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by ARClitE’s Spotlight Theatre. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

*A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy of fairies and fools, presented by One Song Productions, a company run by high school students from Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Public Domain – Summer Sisters, a company of female Triangle theater artists, present a devised performance inspired by the social, legal and political rules surrounding Women’s bodies. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. Tickets at the door with suggested donation. This week: Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (live band preshow at 6:20). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (September 6-8 performances at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NCMA advance tickets available online.)
paperhand.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 – Eyes Wide Shut

July 23, 2019

 
OrphanAnnie3

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 29, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Annie – During the Great Depression with millions unemployed, a young orphan girl struggles to survive, until an obscenely wealthy unmarried New York plutocrat takes her into his home, then everything is okay, and it’s Christmas. NC Theatre presents yet another area production of the 1976 musical. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* ShakesQueer: A Staged Reading – “I am all the daughters of my father’s house/And all the brothers too.” Bare Theatre presents an evening exploring queer subtext in Shakespeare. Directed by Dustin Britt. One night only: Saturday 7:00. Imurj Cafe, 300 South McDowell Street, Raleigh.
facebook.com
 

CONTINUING:

* Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – In 1959 shortly before her death, Billie Holiday talks about her life while performing in a run-down Philadelphia bar. NRACT presents the 1986 biographical play by Lanie Robertson. Director not listed. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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.


Theater Week – I’ll Be Seeing You

July 16, 2019

 
MetroEyes

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 22, 2019

 

CONTINUING:

* I Am My Own Wife – Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman who survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes in East Germany, recounts her life in Doug Wright’s biographical 2002 play, based on his conversations with von Mahlsdorf. Featuring David Henderson and directed by Jesse R. Gephart. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – In 1959 shortly before her death, Billie Holiday talks about her life while performing in a run-down Philadelphia bar. NRACT presents the 1986 play by Lanie Robertson. Director not listed. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 28. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* NC 10by10: A Festival of Ten-Minute Plays – OdysseyStage and Cary Playwrights’ Forum present their second annual showing of ten short plays by North Carolina playwrights. This week: Thursday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street, Cary.
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 – Tall Women

July 9, 2019

 
WTF2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 15, 2019

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* Women’s Theatre Festival – One of the Triangle’s most invaluable annual theatrical gatherings, WTF returns with an impressive jam-packed schedule including plays, fringe performances, workshops, master classes, staged readings and more, at various venues in downtown Raleigh. This week only.
Full schedule here.
 

OPENING:

I Am My Own Wife – Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman who survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes in East Germany, recounts her life in Doug Wright’s biographical 2002 play, based on his conversations with von Mahlsdorf. Featuring David Henderson and directed by Jesse R. Gephart. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 21. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – In 1959 shortly before her death, Billie Holiday talks about her life while performing in a run-down Philadelphia bar. NRACT presents the 1986 play by Lanie Robertson. Director not listed. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 28. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Latin History for Morons – John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. A touring production of the 2017 Tony-nominated one-man show. One performance: Tuesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

NC 10by10: A Festival of Ten-Minute Plays – OdysseyStage and Cary Playwrights’ Forum present their second annual showing of ten short plays by North Carolina playwrights. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. Transfers next week to the Cary Theater.
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 – Verb Is a Noun

July 2, 2019

 
Lifeverbcookie

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 8, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Latin History for Morons – John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. A touring production of the 2017 Tony-nominated one-man show. One performance: Tuesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.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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