This Week’s Theater


My Dreams, My Works, Must Wait

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 25, 2019


* Dream Boy – A gay teenager in the rural South of the 1970’s searches for escape and safety. A staged reading of Eric Rosen’s adaptation of the Jim Grimsley novel. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by the UNC Process Series. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

A Good Little Rain – A young woman struggles with her self-image in a memory play by Natalie Sherwood. Directed by Mike Mellas. Presented by University Theatre’s Open Door Series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

In a Word – When their child goes missing, a young couple find themselves in an absurdist nightmare. Jules Odendahl-James directs Lauren Yee’s 2015 dark comedy for Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 7. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.

* The King and I – Touring production of the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Presented by NC Theatre and DECPA. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.

* No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks – Chicago shadow-puppet collective Manual Cinema concludes its Duke residency with two performances of its latest work, a celebration of the poet and activist Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. Written by Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall, music by Jamila Woods and Ayanna Woods. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Where Words Once Were – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents Finegan Kruckemeyer’s 2015 fable about a dystopia where words are rationed. Directed by Noah Putterman. Recommended for ages 9 and up. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 7. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.


Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – A Jamaican boy discovers the wonders of the outside world. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from Cedella Marley’s story, featuring songs by Bob Marley. Directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues with a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday March 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Bonnie and Clyde – Two sociopaths go on a robbery and murder spree during the Depression-era in this 2009 musical. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. Music director Joanna Li. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 31. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Constellations – Two people experience their relationship through a prism of parallel timelines in Nick Payne’s 2012 drama. Directed by Chris Woodworth. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Stadium 10 Theater, Northgate Mall, Durham.

* The Devil and Mark Twain – Twain battles writer’s block and his own personal demons as he attempts to complete Huckleberry Finn, in the premiere of a one-man show written and performed by Paul Newell. Presented by The ArtsCenter and Full Nelson Playwrights Theater. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* LITE 2019 Presents a Festival of One-Act Plays – Eight short plays by seven playwrights. Co-sponsored by Cary Playwrights Forum under its Independent Producers Series. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. The Cary Theatre, 122 East Chatham Street, Cary. Closes Saturday.

* – 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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