This Week’s Theater


Two Skeletons

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 19, 2018



* I Am My Own Wife – A playwright travels to Berlin to meet with and interview a trans woman who survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes. Justice Theater Project presents a staged reading of Doug Wright’s one-person 2003 play, based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdor. Directed by Jackson Cooper. Featuring Brian Westbrook as von Mahlsdor, Doug Wright, and several dozen other characters. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.

She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No performance this Saturday.) Continues through December 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


* Dancing at Lughnasa – Five unmarried sisters in rural pre-war Ireland face an uncertain future. Duke Theater Studies presents Brian Friel’s 1990 drama. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 2. DPAC, Durham.

* The Memory of Water – Three sisters, brought together by their mother’s death, try to reconcile their differing memories of her. Forest Moon Theater presents Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 comic drama, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.

* The Rainmaker – University Theatre presents N. Richard Nash’s 1954 drama, set in a rural western town during the Depression, about a spinster and a confidence man. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* – 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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