Theater Week – Stage Left

June 26, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 2, 2018

 
I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU SAY GOODBYE:

* Manbites Dog Theater concludes it’s 31st and final season of producing theater this week, as it closes its Foster Street location, the company’s home for the last 20 years. Manbites will continue in a new incarnation as a support and granting organization for area theater companies and artists. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da. More about future plans here.
 

I SAY HELLO:

* OccupyCON 2018 – As part of this year’s events, Women’s Theatre Festival presents a 24-hour theatre conference, packed with staged readings, workshops, devised works, and kids’ programming. Featuring a workshop of The Illuminated Dresses – a devised theater piece by local playwright Debra Kaufman. One day only: Saturday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 7:00 p.m., Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
womenstheatrefestival.com

Parallel Lives – Women’s Theatre Festival presents Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s satirical 1989 sketch show, directed by Judy Long. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 8:00. Continues through July 7. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* It Shoulda Been You – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove’s 2015 musical comedy about a wedding where wouldn’t you know it everything goes wrong. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.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 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 – Snow Day Like Today

March 21, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 26, 2018

 
THEATER FESTIVAL:

* Bullcity Black Theater Festival – A two-week festival bringing together playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, and actors from some of the Triangle’s premier Black theater groups, including Black Ops, Black Poetry Theatre, and MOJOAA. The festival will present staged readings of new plays the first week, as well as hosting free Community Conversations the second week, plus free theater workshops and a playwrighting masterclass with Howard L. Craft. Produced by Black Ops Theatre. Events this week:
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WORKSHOPS: (Free, advance signup required)
• Thursday March 22 at 6:30: Movement Workshop led by Monét Noelle Marshall as part of the preparation for her next piece, Buy My Body And Call it A Ticket.
• Sat March 24 at 10:30am: Coffee, Conversation, and Tips for Actors, with Kathy Hunter-Williams
• Sat March 24 at 11:00am: Next Act: Creativity and Performance for Women Over 50, with Rhetta Greene and Robin Carmon Marshall
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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: (Free, door donations welcome)
• Friday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. – The State of Black Theatre: Then, Now, Locally: An interactive Black theater overview with Rhetta Green, John Harris, and JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Free, no sign-up required.
• Saturday March 24 at 3:00 p.m. – A conversation with artist Monét Marshall about her recent performance art exhibition, Buy My Soul and Call it Art, with Mike Williams, founder of the Black on Black Project. Free, no sign-up required.
• Saturday March 24 at 8:00 p.m. – I Am Black: A conversation with Tommy DeFrantz. An exploration of black performance, black identity, and black expression, with the Chair of African and African American studies at Duke University. Free, pre-registration requested.
Final week. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Ain’t Misbehavin’ – NRACT presents the 1978 musical revue celebrating the amazing Fats Waller and other performers and songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s Harlem Renaissance. Two alternating casts, so plan to see it twice. Directed by Liz Grimes Droessler. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Beanstalk! The Musical – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents a musical version of the fairy tale. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Framing the Shot – “Nothing validates your life more than someone trying to kill you.” Two women deal with photography, friendship, and possibly fatal self-validation in a comedy thriller by Allan Maule. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St (Royal Bakery building), Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* No Exit – L’enfer, c’est les autres. Pequod Productions presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist drama. Directed by Kurt Benrud. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
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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.


Theater Week – Black Theater

March 13, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 19, 2018

 
THEATER FESTIVAL:

Bullcity Black Theater Festival – A two-week festival bringing together playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, and actors from some of the Triangle’s premier Black theater groups, including Black Ops, Black Poetry Theatre, and MOJOAA. The festival will present staged readings of new plays the first week, as well as hosting free Community Conversations the second week, plus free theater workshops and a playwrighting masterclass with Howard L. Craft. Produced by Black Ops Theatre.
This Week:
• Thursday 7:30: 12.21.09 by NaTasha Thompson. A woman must decide who will have custody of her child during her tour in Afghanistan. Directed by Kyma Lassiter. Presented by Black Ops Theatre Company.
• Friday 7:30: Definition of a Hero by Dasan Ahanu. Examines the idea of a hero through rhyme, rhythm, music, and thought-provoking verse. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre
• Saturday 7:30: Raissanour by Monet Marshall. A one-act, one-woman play with 7 actors. A play within a play, a whodunit, and a performance piece rolled into one. Presented by MOJOAA Performing Arts.
• Saturday March 17 – Workshops:
• 11:00am – Playwriting Masterclass with Howard Craft (fee required)
• 1:00pm – The Playground: Acting workshop with Lakeisha Coffey
• 3:00pm – Soulprovisation: Movement workshop with Tristan Parks
Continues through March 24. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

OPENING:

Beanstalk! The Musical – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents a musical version of the fairy tale. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Murder Ballad – New company Two Way Street Theatre presents the 2012 musical by Juliana Nash and Julia Jordan about an ill-fated love affair. Directed by Greta Marie Zandstra, music directed by Joanna Li. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
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No Exit – L’enfer, c’est les autres. Pequod Productions presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist drama. Directed by Kurt Benrud. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through March 25. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
facebook.com

* The Wizard of Oz – Touring production based on the 1939 film. Hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – NRACT presents the 1978 musical revue celebrating the amazing Fats Waller and other performers and songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s Harlem Renaissance. Two alternating casts, so plan to see it twice. Directed by Liz Grimes Droessler. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Framing the Shot – “Nothing validates your life more than someone trying to kill you.” Two women deal with photography, friendship, and possibly fatal self-validation in a comedy thriller by Allan Maule. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St (Royal Bakery building), Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a shortened, child-friendly production of Shakespeare’s comic fantasy. Director not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* Blood, Soil, and the Stage: Meet the Playwrights – North Carolina playwright Mike Wiley has two world-premiere plays opening in the Triangle this spring: Leaving Eden beginning April 7 at PlayMakers Rep, and Blood Done Sign My Name starting May 11 at Raleigh Little Theatre. In this free public event hosted by the two companies, actors will perform scenes from each show, followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by PRC’s Vivienne Benesch and RLT’s Charles Phaneuf, and also including musician Laurelyn Dossett and author Tim Tyson. One night only: Wednesday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
 

* – 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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