This week there’s shows for the kids (“Matilda” and “Transactors Impov: For Families”) and shows that are decidedly NOT for kids (“Rubber Peacock,” “Stick Fly,” “Time Stands Still” to name a few).
What will you see?
Matilda the Musical (OPENING) – Jan. 19 – 24, DPAC, Durham – Roald Dahl’s imaginative little heroine takes the stage in this nationally touring production
Ragtime (CLOSING) – Jan. 12 – 17, Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Broadway Series South hosts a new touring presentation of the Tony-nominated musical in which the stories of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a young Harlem musician entertwine against a rich score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Rubber Peacock (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 15, Motorco, Durham – Little Green Pig presents a glam-rock extravaganza benefit concert for the LGBTQ Center of Durham
Small and Tired – Jan. 8 – 23, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Commonwealth Endeavors presents Kit Brockman’s 2012 re-imagining of the Greek drama Orestes and the curse of the house of Atreus
Stick Fly (OPENING, pictured above) – Jan. 15, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – When two brothers bring their significant others to family dinner at an affluent African-American home in Martha’s Vineyard, issues of race, privilege, and longstanding family tensions boil to the surface in this 2005 comedy-drama from Lydia R. Diamond
Time Stands Still (CLOSING) – Jan. 1 – 17, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – South Stream Productions mounts its first production in Raleigh, Donald Margulies’ timely drama about the personal relationships and struggles of war correspondents away from the field
Transactors Improv: For Families (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 16, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – “Suprises” is the theme of this short-form improvisational show for all ages
Veterans and Their Families (OPENING) – Jan. 8 – 23, UNC, Chapel Hill – UNC presents a three-part series of new works by local playwrights that focus on war veterans and their loved ones
An Loc (OPENING) – Jan. 17, 22, and 23, Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC, Chapel Hill – Elizabeth Lewis Corley delivers a reading of her screenplay, a fictional account of her father’s military service in the battle of An Loc late in the Vietnam War and its effect on families left in the wake
Downrange: Voices from the Homefront (CLOSING) – Jan. 8, 9 & 14, Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC, Chapel Hill – Commissioned by the Cape Fear Regional Theatre based on interviews by Hidden Voices, this staged reading of Mike Wiley’s new script examines the impact of deployment on families
Silhouettes of Service (CLOSING) – Jan. 10, 15, 16 & 18, Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC, Chapel Hill – MFA candidate Gregory DeCandia has written and performs this docudrama that explores true stories of soldiers from World War II all the way to the cadets of today
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