Happy New Year!
With the new year comes lots of new works! Check out the U.S. premiere of “Small and Tired,” opening at Common Ground Theatre, or take in the new works in development at UNC in their “Veterans and Their Families” series. If you missed The Delta Boys’ “Love and Information” last year, you’ve got a chance to see it at Manbites Dog this weekend!
Here’s your week onstage…
The Book of Mormon (CLOSING) – Dec. 29 – Jan. 10, DPAC, Durham – South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, joined by Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, took Broadway by storm with this highly irreverent tale of mismatched missionaries spreading Joseph Smith’s word in Africa
Highway 47 (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Jan. 6 – 10, Kenan Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Storyteller KJ Sanchez tells a deeply personal tale her mother wanted revealed (but only after her passing); the true history of Sanchez’s family and the three-century dispute over land in the desert southwest
Love and Information (ONE WEEK ONLY, pictured above) – Jan. 6 – 9, Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham – The Delta Boys revive their acclaimed 2015 production of Caryl Churchill’s fast-moving vignette piece in which over 100 characters try to make sense of what they know
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 9, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets – anything goes at this monthly impromptu jam
Small and Tired (OPENING) – Jan. 8 – 23, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Commonwealth Endeavors presents Kit Brockman’s 2012 re-imagining of the Greek drama Orestes and the curse of the house of Atreus
Stick Fly: Preview & Discussion at the Hayti Heritage Center (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Jan. 6, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a preview of the upcoming Lydia Diamond play, followed by a discussion with Director Karen Dacons-Brock and dramaturg Akiva Fox
Time Stands Still – Jan. 1 – 17, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – South Stream Productions mounts its first production in Raleigh, Donald Margulies’ timely drama about the personal relationships and struggles of war correspondents away from the field
Veterans and Their Families (OPENING) – Jan. 8 – 23, UNC, Chapel Hill – UNC presents a three-part series of new works by local playwrights that focus on war veterans and their loved ones
Downrange: Voices from the Homefront (OPENING) – Jan. 8, 9 & 14, Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC, Chapel Hill – Commissioned by the Cape Fear Regional Theatre based on interviews by Hidden Voices, this staged reading of Mike Wiley’s new script examines the impact of deployment on families
Silhouettes of Service (OPENING) – Jan. 10, 15, 16 & 18, Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC, Chapel Hill – MFA candidate Gregory DeCandia has written and performs this docudrama that explores true stories of soldiers from World War II all the way to the cadets of today
Photo above by Nick Vandernberg
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