A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 9, 2018
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey – Citizens of a seaside New Jersey town – all portrayed by David Henderson – react to the disappearance of a missing teenager in Honest Pint Theatre production of James Lecesne’s 2015 solo drama. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 21. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
* The Color Purple – Touring production of the 2005 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
* Escape to Freedom – MOJOAA’s immersive and interactive show returns, with actors guiding and thrwarting audiences as they try to escape antebellum slave life. Staged on the site of what was once the largest slave plantation in Wake County. Two nights only: Saturday and Sunday at 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00. Moredecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh. (Note: Performances usually fill, advance ticket purchase recommended; wear comfortable shoes as you will be moving through the park during the experience.)
* Into the Woods – Pauper Players, UNC’s student-run musical theater group, presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine fairytale musical. No director listed. This week: Friday-Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Leaving Eden – Mike Wiley’s new play – scored by singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett – follows decades of history in a small North Carolina town where the citizens who make up its economic backbone are also its most vulnerable. Vivienne Benesch directs PlayMakers’ world-premiere production. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Truth Against the World – A solo play about Frank Lloyd Wright, written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson. Presented by University Theatre. This week only: Monday and Tuesday April 2-3, 7:30. Kennedy-McIlwee Theater, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Punch the Clock – Little Green Pig presents an Elvis Costello review. One night only: Friday 8:00. Mystery Brewery, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
* – 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.