If you have never taken in an improv show here in the Triangle, this would be a good week to do so. No less than SIX shows (three at Moonlight Stage Co. in Raleigh, two at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, and one at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro) prove that scripts are not always needed.
Little Green Pig opens “The New Colossus,” an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull” at Manbites Dog, and Burning Coal stages its new collection of semi-historical works by local playwrights in Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
This is your week onstage across the Triangle:
Anne of Green Gables (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 19 – 22, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – The students of Sonorous Road perform Michelle Wells’ stage adaptation of the 1908 children’s classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Beertown (CLOSING) – May 6 – 22, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Studio, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT welcomes dog n pony dc for a series of interactive performances which are part dessert potluck, part civic ceremony, and part theatrical pageant
Bull City Blues (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 20, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Longform improv is taken to the extreme in this serial comedy about Durham’s finest
Help, We Gotta Pee! (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 21, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Fatmouth Improv holds a benefit for the Human Rights Campaign in their efforts to overturn NC House Bill 2, drawing on sordid stories from their past based on audience suggestions
Improv Percolator (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 19, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – Two teams from Comedy Worx (Seymour and ESW) and a team from DSI Comedy (Black Ops) take the stage for spontaneous comedy and entertainment
Kidzprov (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 20, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – Two young groups – the all-female Spitfire and middle-school troupe, Interstellar – perform in this family-friendly show
Moonlight Improv (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 21, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – Teen improv act, The Improvables, join The Estessentials for a family-friendly early show followed by a late show featuring The Estessentials and Moonlight’s Adult Class students
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (CLOSING) – May 11 – 22, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh presents a brand-new version of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens story, in which the audience decides the ending
The New Colossus (OPENING) – May 19 – June 4, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – Little Green Theatre premieres Tamara Kissane’s darkly comic reboot of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”
Oakwood Lives 2016: Home Again! (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 20 – 22, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh – Local playwrights and actors have teamed up once again with Burning Coal Theatre Company to tell the stories of notable people who rest peacefully in Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Transactors Improv: For Families! (ONE DAY ONLY) – May 21, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Transactors Improv explores short form improvisation and delves into the world of books in this family-friendly show
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