With domestic violence dominating the headlines in recent weeks, MOJOAA Performing Arts Company is right on time with the original pairing of one-acts opening with In Their Shoes. You’ve also got the opportunity for a double-shot of Shakespeare in Coriolanus and Measure for Measure, and several shows close out this weekend.
It’s your week onstage in the Triangle…
1910s – A 24 Decade History of Popular Music (TWO NIGHTS ONLY) – Oct. 1 & 2, Memorial Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill – Carolina Performing Arts commissioned this world premiere performance by Taylor Mac, which features music from and inspired by the 1910s, mixed with social commentary
Coriolanus (CLOSING) – Sept. 18 – Oct. 4, Halifax Mall, Raleigh – Bare Theatre brings Shakespeare’s remarkably relevant tragedy of politics and war to the heart of North Carolina’s state government, staging it in and around the site of the internationally famous Moral Monday protests of 2013 and 2014
In Their Shoes: An Evening of Theatre Exploring Violence Against Women (OPENING) – Oct. 3 – 11, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – MOJOAA Performing Arts Company presents a timely pair of original one-act plays, “From the Boot of Timberland” and “Good Brother,” that delve into abuse in relationships and the exchanges between oppressor and oppressed
Leap of Faith (OPENING) – Oct. 3 – 12, University Theatre, NCCU, Durham – NC Central’s theatre department opens its season with the musical based on the hit film of the same name, in which an unscrupulous faith healer unexpectedly finds love and sees the light
Measure for Measure (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh – Meredith College presents Shakespeare’s problem play about justice, mercy and desire
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Oct. 4, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – The monthly open forum for original and compelling theatre is back, and anything goes
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (CLOSING) – Sept. 17 – Oct. 5, Paul Green Theatre, Chapel Hill – Playmakers Rep mixes misery with hilarity in Christopher Durang’s parody of Russian drama master Anton Chekhov’s work
Wait Until Dark (CLOSING) – Sept. 26 – Oct. 5, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Cary Players opens its season with Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller about a blind woman trying to fend off three con men in search of drugs they believe are in her apartment
You Can’t Take It With You (CLOSING) – Sept. 25 – Oct. 5, Titmus Theatre at Thompson Hall, NCSU, Raleigh – NC State University’s theatre department presents the endearing 1936 comedy from Kaufman and Hart about an eccentric family pursuing what really matters during the Great Depression
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