Theater Week – The Egg and I Am That I Am

April 11, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 17, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Jesus Christ Superstar – NC Theatre resurrects the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical passion play just in time for Easter! Directed by Eric Woodall. This Easter week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

* Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 
 
RADIO PLAYS:

CPF Radio Hour – Cary Playwrights Forum launches an ambitious weekly live theater radio show performing original North Carolina-centric plays. Begins Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on Carrboro’s WCOM at 103.5 (or go here for the WCOM live stream). Visit the CPF website for information about the show, how to submit scripts, and more.
caryplaywrightsforum.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 – Read, Color, Sing, Solve

May 14, 2014

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 18, 2014

OPENING:
* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice lay down some sick old testament beats in a touring production of their 1972 musical. 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.
dpacnc.com

Vanities – Jack Heifner’s 2008 musical adaptation of his 1976 play follows three best friends over the course of 40 years. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 25. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

ONGOING:
* Closer – Four people have difficulty navigating their relationships in the 1997 play by Patrick Marber. Directed by Paul Sapp. Presented by Burning Coal and She’s-a-Nelson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Gem of the Ocean – A drifter in 1904 Pittsburgh finds a 285-year-old spiritual guide. ArtsCenter Stage presents August Wilson’s 2003 drama. Directed by John Harris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Life Is a Dream – A king imprisons his son to save the kingdom. Deep Dish presents the 17th Century classic by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Marc Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 25. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org
 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS: Piedmont Performance Factory and StreetSigns hold an open house to celebrate StreetSigns’ upcoming season, and present a vision for a new arts organization. Hosted by Frank Stasio. Sunday 4:00-7:00, Oakleaf Restaurant in Pittsboro. More info.

IMPROV:
It’s an all-improv weekend at Common Ground in Durham:
Improv Percolator – a semi-regular series featuring a mixture of new and veteran improv artists. Thursday 8:00.
Family Vacation – An evening of improv on a theme, featuring Transactors Improv and some special friends. Friday 8:00.
For Families! – Transactors presents a family-friendly show. Saturday 1:00.
Far Out! The Lynette Videll 60’s Show – Fatmouth Improv waybacks to the 1960’s. Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
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 – Way Up High

April 9, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 14, 2014

OPENING:
The Bluest Eye – Story of a young black girl growing up in the Midwest in the 1940’s. NCCU Theatre Department presents Lydia R. Diamond’s 2005 stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. University Theatre, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Our Country’s Good – Convicts in 18th Century Australia put on a play. Directed By Joseph Megel. UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art presents Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1990 play. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
drama.unc.edu

Parade – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s 1998 musical drama about the trial of Leo Frank. Directed by Drew Klingner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* The Wizard of Oz – “You know what would make The Wizard of Oz even better? Adding some songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber!” said no one ever. Touring version of the recent Toronto production. 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

ONGOING:
* Amadeus – Leviathan Theater presents a radically revisionist take on Peter Shaffer’s 1979 account of the deadly rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
amadeusdurham.com

Assassins – “Have an eggroll, Mr. Czolgosz!” Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about presidential assassins, successful and otherwise. Did I mention it’s a musical? Directed by Mike Donahue. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Cymbeline – True love, disguises, jealousy, beheadings, non-fatal poisoning, and war. Must be Shakespeare. Directed by Laura Bess Jernigan. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt), Durham.
baretheatre.org

The Diary of Anne Frank – A family goes into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Abdelfattah Abusrour directs the 1955 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett stage adaptation. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Machinal – Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist masterwork about a woman up against a world of money, men, and machines. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

* The Odd Couple – Cary Players presents the male (1965) and female (1985) versions of Neil Simon’s mismatched roommates comedy. Directed by Staci Sabarsky and Lyman Collins. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Female version: Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Male version: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Tempest – It’s the third Triangle production this season of Shakespeare’s late-career masterpiece. This time, director Jeremy David Clos and hiSTORYstage present such stuff as dreams are made on. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

IMPROV:
Transactors Improv – Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
http://www.artscenterlive.org/events/transactors-improv-4/

AUDITIONS:
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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 – Fake Jesus

March 10, 2014

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Head of Christ – Han van Meegeren (1939)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 17, 2014

OPENING:
The Art of Deception – Hero or Nazi collaborator? Playwright Keith Burridge tells the awesome true story of Han van Meegeren, whose Vermeer forgeries were so good they almost earned him a death penalty. Directed by Laurel Ullman. Presented by PlayGround Co-operative. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era – Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir use choral music, dance and drama, to tell the story of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950’s and 60’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 23. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Evita – Touring production of the 1978 Webber-Rice 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

OPQRS, Etc. – Madge Miller’s 1984 fable about a dictator’s monochromatic rule being disrupted by an artist. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 30. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
Arcadia – Deep Dish Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s frequently revived 1993 comedy (seen last fall at Raleigh’s University Theatre). Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. (Most remaining shows are sold out.) Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Let Them Be Heard – Powerful adaptation of stories from the WPA’s Slave Narrative Project. Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Love Alone – A medical procedure gone wrong has a big impact on two families. Vivienne Benesch directs the 2012 play by Deborah Salem Smith. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Wild Party – Two vaudevillians in the Roaring Twenties host a party and discover that hell is other people. Craig Johnson directs Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of the 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March. Music Director David Oberst. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 23. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
 

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 – Tigerland

October 17, 2011


Dan VanHoozer, Akiva Fox, and Emily Hill in Living with the Tiger. Allie Mullin Photography

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 24, 2011

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.

OPENING:
Bell, Book, and Candle – John Van Druten’s 1950 witchcraft comedy, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, which helpfully warns: “contains elements of the occult, alcohol consumption, live animals and implied sexual situations.” Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 5. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Clarence Darrow’s Search for Justice – Touring one-man play featuring Gary L. Anderson. One show only: Sunday 2:00. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Raleigh.
uufr.org

Company – Duke’s musical theater group, Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1970 Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical about a guy who just can’t commit. Directed by Lindsay Samuel. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

Dial M for Murder – Adapted from his original BBC television production, Frederick Knott’s 1952 stage thriller is a cautionary tale about rotary dial telephones (kids, ask your grandparents). Temple Theatre’s production is directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Evita – NC Theatre presents the 1978 Webber/Rice musical meditation on the late Argentinian First Lady, featuring Lauren Kennedy. (No director listed.) This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Living with the Tiger – Explosions! Power tools! Dance numbers! Tigers! America! Haymaker presents a devised performance about tiger ownership and the American psyche. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
gohaymaker.com

Love Letters to My Child – A play with original poems and songs about children, presented by Black Poetry Theatre as part of Third Friday. One show only: Friday 7:30. Golden Belt Lobby, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

Scary Stuff Incorporated – A murder mystery dinner theater event, presented by Stars Theater and Arts Center. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 12:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 29. Stars Theater, Fuquay Varina.
starstheaterandart.com

ONGOING:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
ghostandspice.com

One Flea Spare – Naomi Wallace’s 1995 play about four people trying to survive the plague in 17th Century London. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage, directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its December production of A Little Princess, Saturday 10:00 a.m. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More information.

Ghost & Spice will be auditioning men 18-40 for its Spring production of A Taste of Honey. Sunday 6:00, Common Ground Theatre, Durham. More information: 919.698.3870.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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