Theater Week – There Will Be Fruitcake

December 5, 2017

Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. A Trailer Park Christmas

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 11, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Decision Height – Meredith Dayna Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. Directed by Melanie McCoy and Camille Witt. Presented by One Song Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Gift of the Magi – An immersive stage version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00/8:00/9:00, Sunday 2:00/3:00/4:00. Continues through December 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Show – Adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film staged as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 17. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Meemaw’s Holiday Holler – In a side story taking place in the TPCU (Trailer Park Christmas Universe), Meemaw and Loraine host a one-time-only “open mic night” for the residents of Whispering Pines to see who walks back to their trailer with the holiday trophy. (Adult content likely.) Presented by Rachel Klem. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Millennium Boy – Staged reading of a new play by Ian Bowater and Ulli Lommel about a teenager radicalized by White supremacists. Free, door donations go to Black Ops Theatre Company. One show: Monday 7:00. The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham.
artistsoapbox.org

ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre returns with their site-appropriate evening of scenes featuring notable Shakespearean imbibers performed in local pubs. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Tuesday 8:00 at Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall in Chapel Hill, Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh. Continues at various Triangle drinking establishments through December 22.
baretheatre.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – A Durham holiday tradition, now in its 10th year, this interactive, family-friendly entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a Yuletide tornado. Created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. Produced by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (sort of) – Welcome to Camp Firewood circa 1981 in this unauthorized musical takeoff on the 2001 cult comedy. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 11:00. Nightlight Bar, 409 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill.
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ONGOING:

* A Charlie Brown Christmas – Stage adaptation of the 1965 Christmas TV special. Presented by Theatre in the Park. No director listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dot – A dysfunctional family with an aging mother reunites for the holidays in her West Philly neighborhood. PlayMakers Rep presents Colman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Lake Placid – Set in upstate New York during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Little Green Pig’s improvised play with music presents a different story and a different guest star every night. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski; music by Louis Landry. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Presented at a new performance space: The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Peter Pan & Wendy – A new stage adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story, adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17.
burningcoal.org 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

 
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 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 – Chakra

March 2, 2016

 
chakra

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 7, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Break a Leg! – A director auditions a group of hopeful actors in this readers theater production written and directed by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Presented by Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Halle Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

* Chakra (The Wheel of Life) – A one-act play about the circle of revenge and forgiveness/healing. Stage adaptation of a story from the Indian epic The Mahabharata, based on a new translation by Dr. Vijaya Bapat, and adapted for the stage by Vidyadahr G. Pundalik. Presented with a shadow-play prologue, The Story of Draupadi developed in association with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Directed by Lydia Sbityakov. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Hairspray – Good Morning, Carrboro! Company Carolina presents the John Waters-inspired 2002 musical. Directed by Pauline Lamb and Kyle Conroy. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Hundred Dresses – Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills 2009 musical adaptation of the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. A Youth Theater production by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Marcy Keim. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Continues through March 20. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
ONGOING:

brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

The Transactors take a look at the Academy Awards (the ceremony is apparently going a little long) then get baked and go channel surfing. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

 
SPECIAL AUDITIONS:

Most interesting audition announcement we’ve seen in a while: Raleigh Little Theatre and dog & pony dc will hold auditions/workshops for roles in Beertown Takes America, dog & pony’s touring production of their partially scripted, partially improvised civic ceremony/theatrical pageant. By reservation Monday or Tuesday March 14-15, 7:00 – 8:30, callbacks Wednesday March 16 at 8:00. 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.

 


Theater Week – Hot Comb

March 5, 2012

Yolanda Rabun and Aurelia Belfield in I Love My Hair
Photo: Michael McCullough

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 12, 2012

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.

OPENING:
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Bridesmaids at a wedding reception learn some bittersweet life lessons, in NRACT’s production of Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The House at Pooh Corner – Durham Family Theatre presents a staged version of A.A. Milne’s stories, adapted by Bettye Knapp. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through March 17. Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive – Multi-media exploration of the complex relationship African American women have with their hair, presented by Forty/AM. Created and directed by Chaunesti Webb. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through March 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Return to Delphi – Evening of improv groups, featuring Diversity Training, Zen Fried Improv, Danny Canoe. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
diversitytrainingimprov.com

TAFFY: Transactors Improv for Families – Family-friendly improv performance. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Verbal Portraits of SHE! – Poetry gala celebrating womanhood, written by Nick Knardirell, presented by Black Poetry Theatre. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

ONGOING:
The Baltimore Waltz – A brother and sister take a trans-European journey, while a mysterious third man pursues them. Deep Dish presents Paula Vogel’s 1992 play. Directed by Chip Rodgers. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 17. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Blood Knot – Athol Fugard’s 1961 play about two brothers living under South African apartheid. Presented in rotating rep as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness (see Poetic Portraits). Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
streetsignscenter.org

Poetic Portraits of a Revolution – Sacrificial Poets Will McInerney and Kane Smego present the world premiere of a multimedia slam poetry performance about the the Arab uprising. Presented in rotating rep as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness (see Blood Knot). This week: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00, Saturday 10:00, Sunday 8:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
streetsignscenter.org

Stones in His Pocket – Maria Jones’ comedy about an Irish town invaded by a Hollywood movie company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 18.
theatreinthepark.com

Titus Andronicus – Tom Marriott plays the eponymous general who is not having a good week, in The Delta Boys’ production of Shakespeare’s extremely bloody revenge play. Directed by Carolyn McDaniel. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Cordoba Arts Center, Golden Belt, Durham.
andronicus.weebly.com

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its May production of The Wind in the Willows, Saturday 10:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More info.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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