A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 29, 2018
Next to Normal – NRACT presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 rock musical about a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. Director: Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 11. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* The Rocky Horror Show – Richard O’Brien’s 1973 trans musical parody of classic horror movie tropes does the time warp again. Directed and choreographed by Abbey O’Brien. Presented by Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheater. Two nights only:
Friday and Saturday 7:30 (note: due to weather, Friday performance switched to Sunday 7:30). Booth Amphiteater, Cary.
* [title of show] – Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s 2004 musical is about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Directed by Maria Zurita Ontiveros. Presented by Duke Players. This week only: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. Branson Theater, Brody Building, Duke East Campus, Durham.
* A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Three children find themselves transported to the land of Narnia, in Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ 1950 Christian allegorical fantasy novel. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through November 4 (with a special sensory-friendly performance on November 3). Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe – Sonorous Road Theatre presents an immersive and ambulatory Halloween event, based on the stories and poems of the 19th-century author. Co-written and co-directed by Michelle Murray Wells and Christian O’Neal. This week: Thursday-Sunday beginning at 8:00 (staggered entry times). Continues through October 31. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
* Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* – 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.