This week is your last week to get your theatre fix before lights go dark for the holidays. There’s still tons of great Christmas entertainment, with Justice Theater’s annual “Black Nativity” taking the stage this week. Die-hard Clinton fans (or detractors) may delight in One Song’s staging of “Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a (Somewhat) Happy Ending.”
Find a close friend or family member, perhaps someone you’ve been meaning to reconnect with, and take them to the theater this week. Star Wars and Netflix will still be there.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, joyous Kwanzaa, and a happy Solstice to everyone out there! May this season be bright for you and yours.
A Christmas Carol (CLOSING) – Dec. 15 – 18, DPAC, Durham – Theatre in the Park’s 42nd annual production, a twist on the Charles Dickens classic, closes out in Durham this week
Black Nativity (ONE WEEK ONLY, pictured above) – Dec. 17 – 19, Stewart Theatre, NC State University, Raleigh – Justice Theater Project’s annual production of the Langston Hughes Christmas extravaganza brings new arrangements and new songs, along with choreography by Chuck Davis and members of the African American Dance Ensemble
Cinderella (CLOSING) – Dec. 2 – 18, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT’s annual holiday production brings sparkle and magic to the classic fairytale
Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a (Somewhat) Happy Ending (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Dec. 17, Community Church of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill – One Song Productions responds to the 2016 election with a one-night only performance of Wendy Weiner’s 2008 modern myth, in which goddess of love Aphrodite takes revenge on the devotion of one Hillary Rodham Clinton to Athena, goddess of war, by making her fall madly for a notorious charmer: Bill Clinton
Little Women (CLOSING) – Dec. 8 – 18, Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh – The Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) is back with the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical story of sisters persevering through the Civil War – and there will be tea and cakes!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Nov. 25 – Dec. 24, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – The adaptation of the beloved 1964 television special dashes and dances onto the stage in this Broadway Series South annual production
Santaland Diaries (CLOSING) – Dec. 9 – 18, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – Raleigh author and comedian David Sedaris wrote this sugarplum, but definitely not for the kids
A Trailer Park Christmas (CLOSING) – Dec. 8 – 18, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – The final theatrical run at Common Ground comes from the mind of its founder, Rachel Klem, and Jeffrey Moore for its ninth year
The Typographer’s Dream (CLOSING) – Dec. 1 – 17, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – A stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer expound on their careers’ highs and lows in Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy, a collaboration between Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog
Written on the Heart (CLOSING) – Dec. 1 – 18, Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh – David Edgar’s 2011 play details the 80 year-long struggle to create an English translation of the Bible to be read and understood by common people
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