Theater Week – Two Towers

March 3, 2020

 
TwoTowers

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 9, 2020

 

OPENING:

Julius Caesar – When a charismatic but flawed leader’s actions threaten the Republic, a group of had-it-up-to-here Senators decide to take drastic action – only to encounter the law of unintended consequences. PlayMakers Rep present Shakespeare’s classic political drama, directed by Andrew Borba. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Raissoneur – In Monèt Noelle Marshall’s new play within a play-whodunit-performance piece, a Black actor just trying to do her show discovers the script has changed. Free public staged reading as part of the Let Her Tell It Series, produced by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Erin Bell. One show: Saturday 8:00 (doors open at 7:30). Northstar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
facebook.com

Venus in Fur – A playwright adapting Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century novel, finds himself beguiled by a woman auditioning for the lead role. Katie Paxton directs David Ives’ 2010 meta-comedy. Presented by Moonlight Stage Company. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 10:30, Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Moonlight Stage, 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 12F, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

 

CONTINUING:

* columbinus – A local touring production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play about high school alienation, hostility, and social pressure as manifested in the 1999 Columbine school shootings. Presented by Social Justice Theater; directed by Tammy Matthews. Free admission for school employees. This week: Saturday 4:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 6:00. Sweet Bee Theater, 18A East Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. (Continues on March 22 with two performances in Raleigh.)
pittsboroyouththeater.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 RDU on Stage. 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.


Theater Week – Spring Forward

February 18, 2020

 
springforward

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 24, 2020

 

OPENING:

* Julius Caesar – Meredith College Theatre presents Shakespeare’s pointed political drama. No director listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* The Light of Day – Sips and Scripts presents a staged reading of a family drama written and directed by Larry Bliss. One night only: Sunday 6:00. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
lbstage.org

* Ragtime – It’s the beginning of the 20th century, and America is struggling with issues of racism, class, immigration, and rampant capitalism. Plus ça change. University Theatre presents this season’s second Triangle production of the 1996 musical, based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 historical novel. Directed by Mia Self; musical direction by Diane C. Petteway. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Spitfire Grill – A young woman, newly released from prison, helps a small town find redemption. William Peace University presents the 2001 musical adaptation of the 1996 film. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Pauper Players presents the 2005 musical. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Dreamgirls – A young female singing trio in 1960s Chicago strives for success. NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the 1981 musical. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Garrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, 501 East Lawson Street, Durham.
nccu.edu

Loving – Pure Life Theatre presents Peter Manos’ drama about Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who challenged the state’s law against interracial marriage. Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk; music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 29. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
purelifetheatre.com

The Old Man and The Old Moon – When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man who tends the Moon, heads off on a journey to find her. Theatre in the Park stages PigPen Theatre’s company-created 2014 musical fantasy. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. TIP, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Prelude to a Kiss – A newlywed couple experience a supernatural event that tests their love. Forest Moon Theatre presents Craig Lucas’ 1988 drama. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Sweat – Layoffs at a factory pit a group of old friends against each other. Justice Theatre Project presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through March 1. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Seussical the Musical Jr. – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a TYA (adapted for young audiences) version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dr. Seuss musical. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues though this Sunday, plus a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday February 29). Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 RDU on Stage. 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.


Theater Week – Blue Line

January 21, 2020

 
Blue sky

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 27, 2020

OPENING:

* Bar Plays 5.1 – An evening of eight original short plays, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. Free event. One night only: Tuesday 7:30. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Bourbon at the Border – Years after the 1964 Freedom Summer voter registration drive in Mississippi, two veterans of that campaign struggle to cope with the lasting effects of the violence they experienced. NRACT presents Pearl Cleage’s 2006 drama, directed by Natasha Jackson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 9. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* columbinus – A local touring production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play about high school alienation, hostility, and social pressure as manifested in the 1999 Columbine school shootings. Presented by Social Justice Theater; directed by Tammy Matthews. Free admission for school employees. This week: Sunday 3:00 and 6:00, PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham. (Continues through March 9 with performances in Carrboro, Raleigh, and Pittsboro.)
pittsboroyouththeater.org

Everybody – In a modern take on a 15th-century morality drama, Everybody, pursued by Death, searches for something to take along on life’s final journey. PlayMakers Rep presents Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2017 play, directed by Orlando Pabotoy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Macbeth – A determined couple must overcome obstacles on their path to success. Sweet Tea Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy, directed by KP Powell. This week only: Thursday 10:00 a.m., Friday 10:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 7:30. William Peace University, Raleigh.
sweetteashakespeare.com

Talley’s Folly – In 1944 Missouri a woman from a conservative Protestant family, is courted by a Jewish accountant. Burning Coal Theatre presents Lanford Wilson’s 1980 romantic comedy, part of his Talley Trilogy. Directed by John Gulley. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 9. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

 
CONTINUING:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – A mathematically gifted 15-year-old on the autism spectrum becomes involved in solving a mystery. Raleigh Little Theater presents Simon Stephens’ 2012 play, based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon. Sensory Friendly Performance on February 9. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 9. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 RDU on Stage. 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.


Theater Week – Century Sisters

November 5, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 11, 2019

OPENING:

As You Like It – William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, presented by Duke Theater Studies. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 17. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Blues for an Alabama Sky – In 1930s Harlem, two artists struggle for success. NCCU Theatre presents Pearl Cleage’s 1995 drama. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 17. University Theatre, Farrison Newton Building, 1707 Fayetteville Street, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

The Boys Next Door – Four intellectually challenged men in a group home attempt to get by with the help of a young social worker. Tom Griffin’s 1988 play is presented by Stageworks Theatre. No director listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30 at Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine Street, Holly Springs. hollyspringsnc.us. (Continues next week at Fuquay-Varina Arts Center.)

* A Bronx Tale – In the 1960s a young boy gets involved with organized crime in this 2016 musical adaptation of Chazz Palminteri’s autobiographical 1988 play. Touring production. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years – Gayle Turner and Lakeisha Coffey portray centenarian sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany, children of a former slave, who recount their lives growing up in Raleigh during early 20th century Jim Crow, and later in New York during the Harlem renaissance. Emily Mann’s 1995 stage adaptation of Amy Hill Hearth’s 1993 true oral history is presented by NC Theatre, and directed by Tia James. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through November 17. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Is God Is – A modern tragic, spaghetti western, hip-hop and afro-punk myth follows twin sisters as they sojourn from the Dirty South to the California desert to exact righteous revenge. Staged reading of a play by Aleshae Harris. Presented as part of the “Let Her Tell It” series, readings and performances written by Black women and centered on Black womanhood, curated by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. One show only: Saturday 7:30. The Mothership, 401 West Geer Street, Durham.
eventbrite.com

* Memoriam – An original musical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Erin and Jeremy Phillips, Directed by Kelsey Rosenberg. Presented by Solace Theatre. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Garner Performing Arts Center, 900 7th Avenue, Garner.
solacetheatre.org

The Trojan Women – Bare Theater presents the classic Euripides tragedy. Directed by Bobby Callaway. This week: Friday 8:00 Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, 531 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill; Saturday 8:00 and Sunday 3:30 at Durham Friends Meeting, 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham. Continues through November 24.
baretheatre.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Be More Chill – An intelligent digital assistant helps a high school student become popular. NRACT presents Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis’ 2015 musical comedy adaptation of Ned Vizzini’s YA novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Carolyn Adams – Tom, the owner of a used sporting goods shop, hosts a weekly gathering of friends to watch Monday Night Football, but is stunned by a newcomer who bears an uncanny resemblance to a girl who died in a car crash 50 years ago. Full Nelson Theatre presents the world premiere of Mark Cornell’s comedy drama, directed by Nancy Lane. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Clark Gesner’s 1967 musical adaptation of the Charles M. Schultz comic strip. Directed by Matthew Hurley. This week: a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday November 9. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). 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 RDU on Stage. 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.


Theater Week – October Skies

October 15, 2019

 
October Skies

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 21, 2019

OPENING:

Cabaret – Duke’s student-run musical theater group presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical. Directed by Holly Holder, music director Adam Beskind. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

Dairyland – A stressed out New York food writer retreats to her father’s Wisconsin dairy farm, where she gets unlikely support from a cow named Patches. PRC artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs the world premiere of Heidi Armbruster’s new comedy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 3. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – The second of at least three Triangle productions based on Bram Stoker’s novel about the undying Count, this time at William Peace University. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

Infinite Possibilities – An ill-equipped therapist deals with a group of misfits at a California wellness center. Presented by Ward Theatre. Director and playwright are not listed, though most of their work is company/ensemble created. (Note: this show just appeared on our radar, but may have opened either September 7 or October 11 – their website seems open to both possibilities.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through October 27. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre Project’s one-woman musical celebration of Ethel Waters returns, with Phyllis Morrison portraying the blues legend. Written by Valjean Limar Jansen, directed by Kenneth Hinton. This weekend only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
agapetheatreproject.com

* West Side Story – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet gets a mid-20th-century twist. NC Theatre presents the 1959 Robbins-Laurents-Bernstein-Sondheim musical. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30.
nctheatre.com
 

CONTINUING:

Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie (the first Disney movie, not the other Disney movie). This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents the world premiere of Claybourne Elder and Rodney Bush’s stage musical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, 2 East South Street, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

The Container – Five strangers, refugees from war-torn countries seek to escape to freedom in a shipping container. Burning Coal Theatre presents Clare Bayley’s 2007 site-specific play, directed by Avis Hatcher Puzo, in a shipping container on the grounds of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. Continues through October 27. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh. (Note: all performances are sold out. Contact Burning Coal box office for wait list info.)
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

 
* – 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 RDU on Stage. 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.


Theater Week – Katy Lied

September 3, 2019

 
Katy Lied

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 9, 2019

WEATHER ALERT: Because of possible hazardous conditions from Hurricane Dorian later this week, please check with venues for cancellation advisories.
 
OPENING:

Heads Will Roll – Little Green Pig presents an ambulatory presentation of scenes, speeches and songs by William Shakespeare, staged outdoors at West Point on the Eno. Directed by Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, and Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Continues through September 21.
littlegreenpig.com

The Scottsboro Boys – Theatre Raleigh presents John Kander and Fred Ebbs’ 2010 musical telling the story of nine Africa American teenagers falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 15. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.org
 

CONTINUING:

* A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – A distant heir to a British family fortune decides to improve his position by disposing of the other family members. The 2012 musical comedy is based on a 1906 novel (which also inspired the 1949 Alec Guinness film Kind Hearts and Coronets.) Patrick Torres directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Final performances Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. (Evening pre-shows at 6:20) at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NC Museum advance tickets are available online. Continues next week through September 29 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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.


Theater Week – Magic Time

July 30, 2019

 
PaperHand We Are Here

Image: PaperHand Puppet Intervention

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 5, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Enchanted Sleeping Beauty – Family-friendly musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by ARClitE’s Spotlight Theatre. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

*A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy of fairies and fools, presented by One Song Productions, a company run by high school students from Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Public Domain – Summer Sisters, a company of female Triangle theater artists, present a devised performance inspired by the social, legal and political rules surrounding Women’s bodies. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. Tickets at the door with suggested donation. This week: Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (live band preshow at 6:20). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (September 6-8 performances at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NCMA advance tickets available online.)
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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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