Women take the stage in a play originally performed exclusively by men in Bare Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” and the Triangle’s newest theatrer company, Bartlett Theater, debuts with Tennessee Williams’ classic “The Glass Menagerie.”
The kids might like to see “A Year With Frog and Toad,” opening Friday at Raleigh Little Theatre, or “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.
“The Cherry Orchard,” “Outside Mullingar,” and “Mr. Burns” all close out this weekend, so make sure to catch them before they’re gone as well!
The Cherry Orchard (CLOSING) – 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
The Glass Menagerie (OPENING) – Nov. 6 – 15, PSI Theater, Durham Arts Council, Durham – The Bull City’s newest company, Bartlett Theater, debuts its one-playwright-per-season model with Tennessee Williams’ seminal autobiographical work about a mid-century American family struggling with loneliness and alienation
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (ONE DAY ONLY) – Nov. 5, Carolina Theatre, Durham – Arts Discovery Series presents the stage adaptation of the C. S. Lewis classic fantasy
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (CLOSING) – 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
Raleigh Village Idiots (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Nov. 7, Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh – Peace University’s resident improv troupe offers up a free evening of spontaneous laughter
Titus Andronicus (OPENING, pictured above) – Nov. 5 – 21, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Bare Theatre returns to Common Ground 10 years after its debut of Shakespeare’s bloodiest revenge tale – this time with an all-female cast and crew who set the play in a world without men
A Year With Frog and Toad (OPENING) – Nov. 6 – 22, Gaddy-Goodwin Studio Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – A perky frog and a worrywart toad go on adventures set to a jazzy score in this family musical
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