Happy New Year!
As 2017 begins to find its stride, a handful of stage offerings open this week. Those with children may want to check out RLT’s “Soar! The Hero Pigeons of WWI” and/or Transactors Improv’s family show, while those looking for more adult fare may want to grab tickets for South Stream’s opening of “Blackbird” at Sonorous Road.
An American in Paris (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Jan. 3 – 8, DPAC, Durham – An American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the City of Lights feature in this 2015 Tony winner, an adaptation of the 1951 film with music by the Gershwin brothers
Blackbird (OPENING, pictured above) – Jan. 6 – 22, Sonorous Road, Raleigh – South Stream Productions takes on David Harrower’s gripping drama about a young woman who confronts the older man who sexually abused her
Soar! The Hero Pigeons of WWI (OPENING) – Jan. 7 – Mar. 4 (weekly on Saturdays), this week at the Halle Cultural Center, Apex – 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
Transactors Improv: For Families! – Jan. 7, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – The Transactors offer up another installment of spontaneous theatre based on audience suggestions, this one fit for all ages
You Can’t Take it With You (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Jan. 6 – 8, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – One Song Productions, Orange County’s student-run theatre company, stages the Kaufman and Hart comedic play that won the 1937 Pulitzer for Drama, in which an eccentric family makes impressions on a very uptight other clan
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