Head to Burning Coal in Raleigh this week if you want to be the first in the US to see “Blue Sky,” a mysterious story about a photographer who snaps a picture he shouldn’t have.
“The Marriage of Bette & Boo,” “Next To Normal,” and “Stick Fly” all close out this weekend, so be sure to grab tickets if you can!
Here’s what’s happening onstage this week across the Triangle:
Blue Sky (OPENING, pictured above) – Jan. 28 – Feb. 14, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Raleigh – Burning Coal presents the US premiere of Clare Bayley’s humorous but troubling play about justice, journalism, and what the government does in the middle of the night
The Marriage of Bette & Boo (CLOSING) – Jan. 22 – 31, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – Three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness, and fatal illness make for twisted farce in Christopher Durang’s 1973 Obie Award-winning comedy
A Moonlight Cabaret (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – Jan. 29 & 30, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – The Moonlight crew presents a variety night of folk music, Broadway, comedy and more
Next to Normal (CLOSING) – Jan. 21 – 31, Sheafer Lab Theater, Duke University, Durham – Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey rocked Broadway in 2008 with this musical about a woman with bipolar disorder coming apart at the seams; playing through the end of the month by Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn
Stick Fly (CLOSING) – Jan. 15 – 31, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – When two brothers bring their significant others to family dinner at an affluent African-American home in Martha’s Vineyard, issues of race, privilege, and longstanding family tensions boil to the surface in this 2005 comedy-drama from Lydia R. Diamond
Third Date Improv (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 29, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Third Date returns to Common Ground to create a one-hour long improvised piece based entirely on one audience suggestion
Three Sisters – Jan. 20 – Feb. 7, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – New Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch makes her debut on the Playmakers Stage with Libby Appel’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece in which the titular sisters languish in the countryside far from their childhood home in Moscow and dream fancifully of other lives
Above photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.
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