This Week’s Theater


Murder Most Foul

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 19, 2019


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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* Valkyrie – A girl copes with bullying by imagining herself in a fantasy world befriended by a fearless female warrior. A “pop-punk” musical co-written by Erin Phillips (director) and Jeremy Phillips (composer and music director). Presented by Solace Theater. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Garner Arts Center, 742 W Garner Rd, Garner.


* The Bridges of Madison County – A visiting photographer and an unhappily married housewife get it on in the 2014 musical adaptation of the 1992 Robert James Waller novel. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director, as usual, not listed. Nice job foregrounding the sexual symbolism on the poster design. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

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 (pre-shows 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.)

* – 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 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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