Acclaimed puppeteer Torry Bend premieres her latest at Manbites Dog this week, and Urinetown opens at Duke. You can catch classics from Eugene O’Neill and Oscar Wilde, as well as popular hits like A Chorus Line, Steel Magnolias, and The Phantom of the Opera. If original theatre is your bag, be sure to check out Into the Breach before it closes out this weekend.
Here’s what’s onstage across the Triangle…
Around the World in 80 Days (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – Oct. 17 – 19, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre stages Mark Brown’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic in which an adventurer must circumnavigate the globe in record time to win a wager
A Chorus Line – Oct. 14 – 19, Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – NC Theatre presents the “singular sensation” about auditions for a Broadway musical
Desire Under The Elms – Oct. 10 – 26, Sutton Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT stages Eugene O’Neill’s 20th-century American classic inspired by ancient Greek drama, in which the arrival of a rural New England father’s new bride opens the floodgates of lust and strife
If My Feet Have Lost The Ground (OPENING, pictured above) – Oct. 16 – Nov. 1, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – The StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance presents an original new work from theatre and puppetry artist Torry Bend, in which a woman who spends most of her life on airplanes discovers a letter with a living, beating heart in the seat pocket in front of her
The Importance of Being Earnest (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Oct. 15 – 19, Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh – William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s classic farce of double lives and social pretences
Into the Breach – Oct. 10 – 19, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – ArtsCenter Stage presents the world premiere by Triangle playwright Ian Bowater, in which five young men who performed in a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V are reunited as soldiers in the trenches of World War I
The Phantom of the Opera – Oct. 8 – 19, DPAC, Durham – Andrew Lloyd Weber’s smash hit musical features a re-invisioned design by Cameron Mackintosh in this touring production
Urinetown (OPENING) – Oct. 16 – 26, Sheafer Theater, Duke University, Durham – Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the musical Fringe sensation that imagines a future in which toilets have been privatized
Steel Magnolias – Oct. 10 – 26, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – Truvy’s beauty salon comes to life onstage as six Southern women share gossip, secrets, fears, and love for each other in the popular Robert Harling play
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