This weekend in Triangle theatre is all about new plays under the gun, improv, and rock/pop on stage. You can also enjoy cocktails and witty banter in a 1930’s atmosphere, get religion with outrageous nuns, get your hairs did, or immerse yourself in a world of puppetry!
The 24-Hour Play Festival – Six playwrights and six directors have just 24 hours to create six new plays for 24 actors, hosted by Cary Playwrights at North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre in Raleigh, Jan. 25 only
3 x 3 – Playwrights’ Round Table serves up three one-acts – “Bad Thing,” “In and Out,” and “Heritage Speaking” – at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Jan. 25 only
ArtsCenter Variety Night – The ArtsCenter hosts a variety show featuring ChamberSoul cellist and vocalist Shana Tucker with the Eric Hirsh Quartet, and including singing, street drumming, tap dancing, hula-hooping, comedy, theramin music, and even a “toupee” competition
Black Pearl Sings – Sanford’s Temple Theatre continues with Frank Higgins’ musical about a black woman in a white man’s world, where everyone is a commodity
The Divine Sister – Actor’s Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre serve up Charles Busch’s outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun flick, in its second week
Eric, the Show – Transactors Improv welcome former company member Eric Singdahlsen for an interactive improv show in which the audience interviews the characters, Jan. 24 only at Common Ground Theatre
I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive – Chaunesti Webb’s hit about African American women and the relationships they have with each other and their hair returns to Manbites Dog for an encore run, opening this weekend in Durham
Love’s Infrastructure – Duke Performances presents a world premiere, an immersive union between acclaimed puppeteer Torry Bend and indie rock band Bombadil, Jan. 24 – 26 only at the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council
La Boheme – North Carolina Opera presents Puccini’s ravishing heartbreaker that was the inspiration for the Broadway musical RENT, Jan. 24 and 26 only at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh
Once – The Academy Award-winning 2006 sleeper hit from Irish rocker Glen Hansard and pianist/vocalist Marketa Irglova has not only gone Broadway, but picked up 8 Tony Awards as well, running through Jan. 26 at DPAC
The Pelican – Owl Tree Theatre Theater for the People presents a new work about the war on terror by Jesse Lowe, closing out this weekend at The Green Monkey in Raleigh
Pinkalicious – Broadway Series South presents a children’s tale of a girl who suffers from “pinkitis” – part of the Storybook Theatre Series benefitting Marbles Kids Museum, playing at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Private Lives – Sparks fly as old flames burn in Noel Coward’s comic 1930’s romp on the Riviera, opening this weekend at Playmakers Rep in Chapel Hill
You’re the Boss of Us – Fatmouth Improv performs at the audience’s whim, Jan. 25 only at Common Ground Theatre
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