Head west to get your theatre fix this week, because it’s all in the vicinity of Durham and Chapel Hill. Little Green Pig unveils its newest creation, a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts – “This is Not a Novel” – taking place in Lakewood Shopping Center in Durham. Just downtown from there Bartlett Theater opens “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” at the Durham Arts Council.
If classic fare is more your thing, you’ll want to take in Playmakers Rep’s “Twelfth Night” in Chapel Hill. Speaking of Tar Heel country, the Process Series and Hidden Voices host the death row drama, “Count,” and Carolina Performing Arts hosts Pakistani company Ajoka Theatre with “Dara,” a look at religious and political turmoil in Pakistan’s past.
Here’s what’s happening onstage near you:
Bright Half Life (CLOSING) – Feb. 16 – March 4, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – The on-again off-again romance between two women over five decades is told in rapid-fire non-chronological sequences in Tanya Barfield’s 2015 drama
Count (TWO NIGHTS ONLY) – Mar. 3 – 4, Swain Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill – UNC’s Process Series and Hidden Voices present one day in the life of six men on death row, based on playwright Lynden Harris’ years of conversations with inmates
Crumbs from the Table of Joy (OPENING) – Mar. 3 – 12, PSI Theater, Durham Arts Council, Durham – Bartlett Theater follows the journey of an African American family moving from the American South to Brooklyn in 1950 in Lynn Nottage’s 1995 drama
Dara (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Mar. 2, Memorial Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill – Carolina Performing Arts welcomes Ajoka Theatre, a Pakistani troupe performing the story of a crown prince who was also a poet and Sufi, imprisoned by his own brother amid a time of political and religious struggle
Pump Boys & Dinettes (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Mar. 4, Cary Arts Center, Cary – The boys from a rural filling station and the “dinettes” from the diner next door offer up a revue of country western favorites
Soar! The Hero Pigeons of WWI (CLOSING) – Jan. 7 – Mar. 4 (weekly on Saturdays), this week at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 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
This is Not a Novel (OPENING) – Mar. 2 – 11, Scrap Exchange ReUse Arts Center, Durham – Little Green Pig lets audiences wander at their own pace through “a delirious playscape for adults” based on four novels by David Markson in an experimental installation of sights, sounds, and performers
Twelfth Night (OPENING, pictured above) – Mar. 1 – 19, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Shakespeare’s classic comedy takes the stage at Playmakers, full of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, misdirected lust, and drunken debauchery
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