A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 11, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
* 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.
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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* – 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.