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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Theater Week – Maybe This Time

April 2, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 8, 2013

OPENING:
Cabaret – Playmakers presents the 1966 Kander-Ebb musical, featuring veteran performance artist Taylor Mac as the Emcee, in a production apparently using the 1993 London revival (and subsequent long-running New York production) as its template. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through April 21. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* 50 Shades! The Musical – Touring musical parody of the racy romance novel, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Wednesday 7:30, Thursday-Saturday 6:30 and 9:30. Fletcher Theater, DEC, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Heidi Chronicles – University Theatre presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1988 play about a woman trying to balance the personal and professional parts of her life. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Lear – “An inaccurate distortion of Shakespeare’s King Lear”, which omits Lear and focuses on Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Edgar, and Edmund. And Big Bird. Jody McAuliffe directs Young Jean Lee’s 2010 theatrical provocation. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 14. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Morning’s at Seven – Paul Osborn’s 1939 comedy portraying two families in small town America. Directed by Tim Wiest. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 14. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Stop Kiss – Two women’s relationship is tested by sudden adversity in Diana Son’s 1998 drama. Presented by Peace Theatre. Directed by Kenny Gannon. Opens: Monday April 8 7:30. Continues through April 13. Leggett theatre, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

ONGOING:
* Derklöwnschpankeneffekt – Clowns, cannibalism, and some big ass hands are featured in two absurdist one-acts by Polish playwright Sławomir Mrożek: Out at Sea and Striptease (both 1961). Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Michael O’Foghludha. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Smell of the Kill – Three women wonder if their husbands just might be expendable, in Temple Theatre’s production of Michele Lowe’s 2002 dark comedy. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 14. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

* Tigers Be Still – Kim Rosenstock’s quirky 2010 comedy about a woman dealing with depression, unemployment, and an escaped tiger. Produced by Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

IMPROV:
* Third Date – New improv company with a rotating cast for each show. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = 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. 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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