Theater Week – Groovy Nights

July 5, 2016

groovy hippie
 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 11, 2016

 

ONGOING:

Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! Politically ground breaking for its time (the height of the Vietnam War), it’s usually presented now as more of a feel-good, audience-flattering nostalgia trip devoid of any present day political relevance, like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version, directed by Ira David Wood III, gets its chance to find the show’s heart of darkness starting this weekend. Performances: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

The Light in the Piazza – A mother and daughter’s trip to Italy in the 1950s takes a surprising turn. Theatre Raleigh stages the 2003 musical adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s moving 1960 novel in the NC Museum of Art. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00, Saturday/Sunday/Monday 8:00. Continues through July 14. NCMA, Raleigh. (Note: most performances already sold out. Check with box office for information.)
ncartmuseum.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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 – Water Fall

September 16, 2015

flood chair

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 21, 2015

 
OPENING:

* Almost Home – Ward Acting Studio presents a multi-media performance about victims and aid workers dealing with the aftermath of floods. Directed by Wendy Ward. This week only: Saturday 4:30, 7:30, 9:30; Sunday 4:30, 7:30. Five Oaks Office Park, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Durham.
crowdrise.com/AlmostHome2015

Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s frequently produced 1978 mystery play about a playwright writing a mystery about a playwright writing a mystery, presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 26. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 4. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 4. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

 
ONGOING:

Dracula – Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 27. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Shipment -Young Jean Lee’s scathingly funny show about racial roles – both onstage and off, presented by new company Black Ops Theatre in partnership with Little Green Pig. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackopstheatre.com
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

* PlaySlam! – Playwrights Roundtable presents its 13th annual play slam – 13 original short plays compete for audience votes. The most popular wins a prize for the playwright. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
IMPROV:
* Transactors Improv: For Families! – Ibid. One performance: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
http://artscenterlive.org/events/transactors-improv-for-families-2/

 
AUDITIONS:

* Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for Storytellers to Go!, its touring teen performance troupe, Saturday 2:30-4:30 p.m. at RLT. More info.
 

* – 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.

 


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