Theater Week – Gunsight Specific

May 16, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 22, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Oakwood Lives 2017: Immigrants! – Burning Coal’s annual site-specific presentation of short plays by local playwrights based on current residents of the eponymous Raleigh cemetery. This year’s theme refers to people who moved to Raleigh from elsewhere. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday and Sunday 6:30. Continues through May 29. Rain dates June 3 and 4.
bartletttheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Hunchback – What is ugly? What is beautiful? This original musical entertainment addresses those aesthetic questions via a fictional Swedish pop band impersonating 19th century aristocrats impersonating 21st century hipsters. (Why yes, it’s a Little Green Pig production – how did you know?) Directed by Jaybird O’Berski with assistant director Tamara Kissane, and despite the venue, it’s probably not for children. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Straight White Men – “If I woke up tomorrow and I was a straight white man, what would I do?” A family of four eponymous characters – a father and his three grown sons – get together for Christmas in theater provocateur Young Jean Lee’s darkly comic examination of race and privilege. Presented by Sonorous Road. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

* Curious Accidents and Unintended Consequences – Six actors take the stage with absolutely no idea what is going to happen, in director J. Chachula’s theatrical experiment. Presented by Flying Machine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.
theflyingmachine.net
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* Endless Shrimp BOGO Weekend Special – endless_shrimp presents video installations and live dance music in a free, Moog-adjacent event. Friday and Saturday opening at 7:00, music at 9:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manabitesdogtheater.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.

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Theater Week – Hunt

October 21, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 27, 2014

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* The Hunt – A team video scavenger hunt competition in and around central Durham. Fundraiser for the Southern Documentary Fund. All day Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration required.
thehuntdurham.com

* Stories for Change – Fundraiser featuring celebrity storytellers Jeff Polish (The Monti), Jennifer Thompson (Picking Cotton), Mike Wiley (Dar He, Parchman Hour), and Daniel Wallace (Big Fish, The Kings and Queens of Roam); as well as live music, and readings by previous Hidden Voices participants. Proceeds benefit two current Hidden Voices projects: No Difference: Ending Sexual Violence in our Time, and Central Lives (exploring life in maximum security settings in the southeast). One night: Friday 7:00; VIP reception at 6:00. Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill.
hiddenvoices.org

 
ONGOING:
* Almost, Maine – John Cariani’s 2004 play about the residents of a small town in Maine. Presented by Stars Community Theatre. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Stars Theatre and Arts Center, Fuquay Varina.
starstheatreandart.com

* Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Torry Bend combines puppetry, video, and music for a dreamlike show about a woman on a journey of flight and revelation. Presented by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Urinetown – Don’t be the bunny! Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2001 musical satire/Brechtian pastiche by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Directed by James Hamilton. 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

 
IMPROV:
The Scary Show – “We traced it. The improv is coming from inside the theater!!” Transactors presents an evening of scary stories made up on the spot. Music by Killer Filler. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – The 78 Steps

October 15, 2012

The Paper Hat Game

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 22, 2012

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:
I Hate Hamlet – A young New York actor gets lessons (life and acting) from the ghost of John Barrymore in NRACT’s production of the 1991 Paul Rudnick comedy. Directed by Tanner Lagasca. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 4. NRACT, Raleigh.
nract.org

* On Deck – As if it weren’t hard enough already! Transactors presents an evening of conceptual improv, with different rules for different parts of the stage. Directed by Mike Beard. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Paper Hat Game – A dreamlike journey into the soul of a city, using video, puppetry, and soundscapes. A revival of the 2011 production at Duke, created and directed by Torry Bend, with video design by Raquel Salvatella de Prada. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The 39 Steps“Two theaters, both alike in programming/In fair Raleigh and Sanford where we lay our scenes…”. Temple Theatre opens the second of two local productions in as many weeks. (See also: Ongoing/RLT). Take a serviceable Hitchcock spy thriller from the 1930’s containing a multitude of locations and dozens of characters, then use just four actors and a lot of ingenuity to recreate it on stage. Result: a sometimes hilarious farce that’s going to have a jillion productions around the country at community theaters with good tech crews and fast on their feet actors. It’s doubtful this formula would work with Psycho, but can a stage version of North by Northwest be far behind? (Director unlisted.) This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 4. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:

* Arsenic and Old Lace – Don’t go down in the cellar! Another theatrical warhorse, this time in the form of Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 comedy about maniacal serial killers. Towne Players of Garner and director Beth Honeycutt do the honors. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Garner Performing Arts Center.
garnerperformingartscenter

The 39 Steps – Patrick Barlow’s clever 2007 stage adaptation of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller gives quite a workout to four actors playing dozens of characters. It’s the first of two local productions this month (see also: Opening/Temple Theatre). Though publicized as an adaptation of the original John Buchan novel, the script relies mostly on Charles Bennett and Ian Hay’s screenplay for the Hitchcock film. Haskell Fitz-Simons directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = Final 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.


“悲しみは月の影に” (Sadness hides in the moon’s shadow)

March 16, 2012

You’re lost in a drive-in movie. Broken down by the side of the road to nowhere. There’s a thirty ought six pointed at your back, and you ate the last can of beans three days ago. Welcome to Cape Disappointment. At least it’s not Detroit.


The Paper Hat Game

September 7, 2011

This looks amazing.

Toy theater artist Torry Bend uses video and live puppetry to create a dreamlike journey into the hidden heart of a city.

Running September 8-11, 15-18 at Sheafer theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus. Find out more

Video by Raquel Salvatella de Prada


Where the Heart Is

March 28, 2011

Archipelago Theatre presents
Stealing Home (the architecture of intimacy)
a solo vocal cabaret by Ellen Hemphill
April 14-23, 2011 at Manbites Dog
Read more

Video by Jim Haverkamp


Baby in Peril

March 2, 2011

Video by Nick Karner

Dig out your walking shoes! Lace up your running shoes! Manbites Dog NEEDS YOU to participate in THE GREAT HUMAN RACE. You can have fun AND help support Durham theater at the same time! This spring, Manbites Dog, in partnership with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, is once again taking part in The Great Human Race, an annual fundraising event for local non-profits organized by the Volunteer Center of Durham.

THE WHAT, THE WHERE, AND THE WHEN:
The Great Human Race provides a way for non-profit groups like Manbites Dog to raise money. The event consists of a 5K RACE for those that like to run, and a 5K FUN WALK for those who’d rather stroll slowly and smell the roses. The event is scheduled for Saturday morning March 26, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., at the spiffy Durham Bulls Athletic Park, next to the American Tobacco Complex on Blackwell Street in downtown Durham. There will be prizes, t-shirts, entertainment, refreshments and other festivities. It’s a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause (Manbites Dog!! Little Green Pig!!), so we hope you’ll consider taking part. How do you take part? Two ways:
— Be a paricipant/fundraiser
— Sponsor one of our participants with a donation

You can make an online donation here.

Go here to find out more.

Photos from past races:
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005


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