Time to get spooky.
If you’re looking for themed entertainment this weekend, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents its annual “Treatbag” (this time at Ponysaurus Brewing), The ArtsCenter and UNC Pauper Players host an interactive screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Transactors Improv hosts a fun, family-friendly improv set on Halloween afternoon, and Preservation Chapel Hill hosts a haunted tour of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Asylum, Brabo, Duck Hunger Shoots Angel, and Seminar all close out this weekend, so be sure to catch them before they’re gone as well.
Have a terrifying (but safe) week!
Almost, Maine (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – Oct. 30 – 31, PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, Durham – Legacy Repertory Company presents its debut theatrical production, John Cariani’s 2004 play about nine couples in love in a fictional town in the Pine Tree State
Asylum (CLOSING) – Oct. 15 – Nov. 1, Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh – Brooklyn-based Only Child Aerial Theatre and Burning Coal team up for an aerial/theatre hybrid show about a 1960’s mental institution and its inhabitants
Brabo (CLOSING) – Oct. 22 – 30, Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill – Communications graduate student Susannah Ryan tells the true story of 19th-century African-America politician Henry Martin, whose investigation of King Leopold’s rule in Congo revealed brutal practices in the colonial slave state
The Cherry Orchard – Oct. 2 – Nov. 7 (in rep with Outside Mullingar), Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill – Anton Chekhov’s masterful “comedy” follows the decline of Russian aristocracy in the early 20th century as a family contemplates the sale of its estate and beautiful, but unprofitable, cherry orchard
Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (CLOSING) – Oct. 21 – Nov. 1, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio, Thompson Hall, NC State University, Raleigh – Mitch Albom’s 2008 play finds two bumbling Alabama boys who have never shot a duck but think they’ve bagged an angel
Improv Percolator (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Oct. 29, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Three local improv groups – Oreo Schwartz, Fatmouth Improv, and Wait, What? provide spontaneous entertainment
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play – Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham – When civilization is almost ruined by apocalypse, the survivors are left to recount old Simpsons episodes around the campfire in Anne Washburn’s comically Homeric epic
Outside Mullingar – Oct. 9 – Nov. 14 (in rotating rep with The Cherry Orchard), Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill – John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award-nominated 2014 romantic comedy tells the story of two middle-aged Irish farmers who struggle to hold onto their lands and keep out of love
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (TWO NIGHTS ONLY, pictured above) – Oct. 30 – 31, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – UNC Pauper Players host an interactive screening of the cult classic with prop bags provided
Seminar (CLOSING) – Oct. 14 – Nov. 1, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Playmakers Repertory stages Theresa Rebeck’s hard-hitting comedy about four aspiring writers in an intensive workshop with a legendary novelist
TAFFY: Transactors for Families (ONE DAY ONLY) – Oct. 31, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Transactors Improv host an afternoon of spooky, magical fun for families
Third Date Improv (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Oct. 30, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – The Durham improv troupe follows up on their sold-out September performance with comic and sometimes bittersweet explorations of relationships and life
Thursday Night Play Reading Series (ONE NIGHT) – Oct. 29, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – Moonlight Stage offers audiences a free opportunity to sit in on the creative process as actors read new works by local playwrights
Treatbag (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Oct. 31, Ponysaurus Brewing, Durham – Little Green Pig is back for a third installment of horror and despair, this time staged in and around the bar at one of the Triangle’s newest breweries
Voices from the Grave (TWO NIGHTS ONLY) – Oct. 29 – 30, Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill – Preservation Chapel Hill hosts a tour of the historic cemetery that is the final resting place of many notable Tar Heels, whose stories are presented
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