This week it’s curtains up on “Intimate Apparel” at Playmakers and “The Sunshine Boys” in Garner. You can also catch one-night only events from NYC group, The Civilians, at Duke and a world premiere of Ira Knight’s new play about Martin Luther King, Jr. at The ArtsCenter.
Check it out!
Always…Patsy Cline (CLOSING) – Jan. 20 – 29, Fletcher Opera Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Sally Struthers stars in this touring production of the famed country singer’s story, hosted by NC Theatre
The Civilians: New Play Workshop Reading (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 28, Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University, Durham – New York theatre troupe The Civilians present a staged reading of Ethan Lipton’s new work that examines the charter school movement in America
Heisenberg – Jan. 19 – Feb. 5, Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh – A woman spots an older man at a train station and the two find an unexpected and unlikely connection in Simon Stephens’ 2015 play
Intimate Apparel (OPENING, pictured above) – Jan. 25 – Feb. 12, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Lynn Nottage’s 2003 drama takes the Playmakers stage with the story of an in-demand black seamstress in 1905 New York who contemplates love, life, and dreams of her own business while sewing delicates for the elite white upper-class
Ira Knight Presents: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 28, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Playwright Ira Knight directs actor John Ivey in the world premiere of his one-person show that introduces audiences to the man behind the Mountaintop and the Dream
Orlando (CLOSING) – Jan. 12 – 28, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – The Other Voices Series finds The Delta Boys back onstage with Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of the Virigina Woolf story in which an Elizabethan man wakes up one day to discover he is now a woman
Soar! The Hero Pigeons of WWI – Jan. 7 – Mar. 4 (weekly on Saturdays), this week at the North Regional Library, Raleigh – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go commemorate 100 years since the United States’ entrance into World War I with a family-friendly story of a unit trapped behind enemy lines who were saved by a wounded carrier pigeon
The Sunshine Boys (OPENING) – Jan. 28 – Feb. 4, Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner – Garner’s Towne Players present Neil Simon’s 1972 Tony Award-nominated comedy about an aging vaudeville duo’s rocky reunion for a TV special
The Whipping Man (CLOSING) – Jan. 13 – 29, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – In the aftermath of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns to his now dilapidated estate to find two former slaves remaining; as they celebrate Passover together, old tensions rise in Matthew Lopez’s hit play
Photo by Jon Gardiner, featuring Rasool Jahan and Shanelle Nicole Leonard
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