Post-punk icon Nick Cave’s first novel has been adapted for stage by Little Green Pig, who open “And the Ass Saw the Angel” this weekend. Several other shows close out, including “Hedwig,” “The Liar,” and “The Movement.” Got Memorial Day off? Catch some live theatre before then!
And the Ass Saw the Angel (OPENING, pictured above) – May 21 – Jun. 6, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – Nick Cave’s cult Southern gothic novel, adapted by John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski, is a revenge tale of a mute outcast and his abusive parents in a valley of religious fanatics
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (CLOSING) – May 1 – 24, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – The Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway smash brings intimate rock cabaret to the story of a botched East-German sex change recipient and her colorful love life
The Liar (CLOSING) – May 1 – 23, Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill – David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s classic farce about a lying nobleman, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father
The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle (CLOSING) – Emmy-winning actor Ron Jones uses interactive and original video, stock footage, and some of the most memorable music from the past two generations to lead audiences through the ever-changing face of the African American experience in this one-man show
Oh, What a Lovely War! – May 15 – 24, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – This 1963 satrical musical from visionary director Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop features a madcap vaudeville of dancers, singers, musicians, pranksters, and entertainers in a variety of sketches and songs about the ironies of the Great War
Reaping What You Sow (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 23, Seby Jones Fine Arts Theater, St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh – A selfless wife makes the ultimate sacrifice for her husband’s love
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