Local universities are out in force this week, with UNC’s Playmakers Rep opening Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” William Peace University tap dancing and singing “Kiss Me, Kate,” and NC State’s University Theatre presenting “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.”
Lots of great theatre closing out this week, too, so you better get your tickets soon!
The Crucible (OPENING) – Oct. 19 – Nov. 6, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Playmakers Repertory celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of the seminal Arthur Miller indictment of mass hysteria and witch hunts
EverScape (CLOSING) – Oct. 6 – 23, Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh – Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions present the southern premiere by Raleigh playwright Allan Maule, after the gamer fantasy comedy-drama made waves at last year’s New York International Fringe Festival, where it even enjoyed an extended run
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (OPENING) – Oct. 19 – 30, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NC State University, Raleigh – University Theatre stages Moises Kaufman’s 1997 look at the aggressive litigation and persecution of the renowned author by his lover’s father (NOTE: William Peace Theatre will present Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project” in November)
Holes (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Oct. 21 – 23, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents Louis Sachar’s young adult mystery in which Stanley is sent to a juvenille detention camp where kids must dig holes all day…and Stanley must uncover the warden’s secret
Kiss Me, Kate (OPENING, pictured above) – Oct. 20 – 29, Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University, Raleigh – William Peace Theatre opens its season with the very first play to win Best Musical at the Tony Awards, inspired by Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” and featuring a classic score by Cole Porter
Nickel and Dimed (CLOSING) – Oct. 6 – 22, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh – Justice Theatre Project stages Joan Holden’s script, adapted from the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, about a woman struggling to make ends meet working in a hotel on minimum wage
The Scary Show (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Oct. 22, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Transactors Improv hosts its annual tribute to horror, suspense, sci-fi, and the just plain weird
Skylight (CLOSING) – Oct. 6 – 23, Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh – Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis takes a turn onstage in David Hare’s drama about a man who crashes back into the life of the younger woman he had an affair with after his wife left him
The Toxic Avenger (CLOSING) – Oct. 7 – 23, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – This stage adaptation of the notorious cult film from Troma Entertainment tells the story of New Jersey’s first superhero with a driving rock score, a toxic love story, and an environmental twist
The Trump Card – Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham – We all take a certain share of the responsibility or blame (depending how you look at it) for the phenomenon that is Donald J. Trump in this open source monologue by Mike Daisy, performed by Carl Martin
Photo above by G. Todd Buker
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