Theater Week – White Is To Be Done?

May 9, 2017

 

Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 15, 2017

 

OPENING:

Chicago – Give ’em the (42-year-) old razzle dazzle! DPAC hosts another touring production of the 1975 Kander/Ebb/Fosse musical (and current long-running Broadway revival). This weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Hunchback – What is ugly? What is beautiful? This original musical entertainment addresses those aesthetic questions via a fictional Swedish pop band impersonating 19th century aristocrats impersonating 21st century hipsters. (Why yes, it’s a Little Green Pig production – how did you know?) Directed by Jaybird O’Berski with assistant director Tamara Kissane, and despite the venue, it’s probably not for children. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 20. Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Straight White Men – “If I woke up tomorrow and I was a straight white man, what would I do?” A family of four eponymous characters – a father and his three grown sons – get together for Christmas in theater provocateur Young Jean Lee’s darkly comic examination of race and privilege. Presented by Sonorous Road. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 28. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

* Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 21. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

Curious Accidents and Unintended Consequences – Six actors take the stage with absolutely no idea what is going to happen, in director J. Chachula’s theatrical experiment. Presented by Flying Machine Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 20. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.
theflyingmachine.net

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Fullsteam founder and Chief Executive Optimist, Sean Lilly Wilson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following performance of Marjorie Prime). Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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.


Theater Week – The Shipment Is Delivered

September 1, 2015

Shipment
The Shipment – Image: Black Ops, LGP

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 7, 2015

OPENING:

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. Continues through September 19. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackopstheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

* Annapurna – A reclusive writer is visited by his ex-wife for the first time in 20 years. Sharr White’s 2011 drama is staged by Honest Pint Theatre Company and NRACT, and directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Closes Sunday, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

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. Continues through September 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Moving Pieces: 2 – An ambulatory, interactive monthly performance set and performed in various locations in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. Presented by Seed Art Share. Final showings are this week: Friday 6:00 and 8:00. Starts at the Trinity House, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
seedraleigh.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
 

* – 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.

 


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.


Weekend Theater – The shipment is delivered, come and get it if you bout it!

February 10, 2010


Young Jean Lee Theater Company’s The Shipment

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of February 10-14, 2010, and beyond

OPENING:
Boys & Girls – Bare Theater presents three short plays by contemporary playwrights: Burying Barbie by Christopher Dimond, boygirlboygirl by Jason Williamson, and Ask Him in the Morning by Carmen-Maria Mandley. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.baretheatre.org

Dance on Widow’s Row – Samm-Art Williams’ comedy about four widows in a small North Carolina town. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU campus, Durham.
www.nccu.edu/news

Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell – David O. Selznick, Ben Hecht, and Victor Fleming have just one week to rewrite the script and save Selznick’s troubled production of Gone with the Wind from being a disaster of Titanic proportions. An historical comedy by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
www.theatreinthepark.com

Fences – August Wilson’s classic drama about an embittered ex-athlete, presented by the Justice Theater Project. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 28. Pittman Auditorium, Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh.
www.thejusticetheaterproject.org

An Ideal Husband – “When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.” Oscar Wilde’s comedy about a politician being blackmailed by a woman from his past. (The existence of a sex tape is in dispute.) This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Friday show sold out. Through March 6. Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill.
www.deepdishtheater.org

Kabuki Lady Macbeth – He said, she said. Retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy from a different point of view. Opens Tuesday 8:00. Continues through February 21. Studio Theater, Jones Hall, Meredith College campus, Raleigh.
www.meredith.edu/enews/

Love Bits & Bites – Cary Players’ annual Valentines Day-themed variety show about love. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through February 21. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary.
www.caryplayers.org

The LOVE Show – Transactors presents a completely improvised two-act show about el-oh-vee-ee. One performance: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
www.artscenterlive.org

The Shipment – Critically acclaimed Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee brings her theater company to Chapel Hill, with her blistering satire about African-American stereotypes and experiences. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Hall, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
www.carolinaperformingarts.org

Veronica’s Room – A mystery/thriller by Ira Levin. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. Raleigh Little Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
All My Sons – PlayMakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s American tragedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00; Matinees: Wednesday 10:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday February 14. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
www.playmakersrep.org

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds – Paul Zindel’s 1964 play about a mother not doing such a great job raising her daughters, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through February 27. REP Upstairs Studio, Raleigh.
www.realtheatre.org

4.48 Psychosis – British playwright Sarah Kane’s final work, about a woman fighting a losing battle against depression. This weekend: Thursday 8:00, Saturday 7:00 and 9:00 (no Friday show). Closes Saturday February 13. Golden Belt (Building 2), Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Out of Order – A British farce by Ray Cooney, OBE, author of Who Were You With Last Night?, Move Over Mrs. Markham, Why Not Stay For Breakfast?, Run For Your Wife, and Stand By Your Bedouin. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday February 14. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
www.nract.org

The Seafarer – The Devil shows his hand in a high-stakes Irish poker game. Burning Coal presents Conor McPherson’s 2006 play. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 21. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.burningcoal.org

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS:
Call for submissions of new 10-minute plays to be performed during the ArtsCenter’s annual 10 by 10 Festival. Deadline February 14; more submission guidelines online.
www.artscenterlive.org

For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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