Have we mentioned the local theatre scene is ECLECTIC? This week there’s a new NC one-act festival in town – REDBIRD – as well as work from such names as Ibsen, Miller, Durang, Williams, Fierstein and Lauper. There’s trench life in WWI, imaginary friends, velveteen rabbits, and killer stilettos!
Here’s the week onstage across the Triangle…
An Enemy of the People (CLOSING) – Feb. 25 – Mar. 15, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Playmakers Repertory opens Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic take on one man’s stand against corruption
The Art of Parody: Durang Sends Up Tennessee Williams (ONE DAY ONLY) – Mar. 15, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Act One Act Now Youth Theater presents a comparison of Williams’ original work and Christopher Durang’s parody, including Act II of “The Glass Menagerie” and “For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls,” respectively
Habitus (CLOSING) – Mar. 5 – 14, Cordoba Center for the Arts, Durham – VECTOR performance company uses highly physical, detailed movement and cutting-edge motion tracking video technology to explore aggression and violence in our lives, and how much we willingly accept
Journey’s End – Feb. 27 – Mar. 21, Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill – R.C. Sheriff’s own experiences in World War I are reflected in this story of a group of young soldiers hunkered down in the trenches awaiting a rumored German assault
Kinky Boots (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Mar. 10 – 15, DPAC, Durham – The 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical struts into Durham this week, featuring score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein
Mr. Marmalade (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Mar. 12 – 14, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – One Song Productions stages Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a New Jersey four-year-old’s outlook on life and on adults, and her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade
The Open Door (ONE DAY ONLY) – Mar. 14, Seby Jones Auditorium, St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh – Leroy and Marie’s marriage is tested when she brings someone from the past back into their lives
Redbird: One Act Play Festival (OPENING) – Mar. 13 – 22, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – The ArtsCenter presents five plays by North Carolina playwrights Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher, Debby Seabrook, Michael Smith, Dana Coen, and Howard Lemuel Craft
The Velveteen Rabbit – Mar. 6 – 22, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – Margery Williams’ beloved children’s classic about a toy rabbit that wants to become real comes to life onstage in this James Still adaptation
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