With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in a little live theatre. Bare Theatre offers up its first-ever free show to the public, “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which opens this weekend at the North Carolina Museum of History before traveling to five other locations across the Triangle.
Also opening this weekend are “Hughie,” a gangster tale from Eugene O’Neil performed by South Stream Productions, “Stop Kiss” from Diana Son and One Song Productions, and “The Wedding Singer” (based on the throwback Adam Sandler movie) at NRACT.
Here’s what’s happening onstage across the Triangle:
Church and State (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – May 25, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Burning Coal hosts a staged reading of Jason Odell Williams’ new script in partnership with North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Hughie (OPENING) – May 27 – June 5, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – South Stream Productions returns mid-year with one of Eugene O’Neil’s lesser-known works in which a small-time gangster details the life of his titular late friend to the night clerk at a hotel
If/Then (ONE WEEK ONLY) – May 24 – 29, DPAC, Durham – From the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creators of “Next to Normal” comes a story in two threads of a woman’s possible life paths
The New Colossus – May 19 – June 4, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – Little Green Theatre premieres Tamara Kissane’s darkly comic reboot of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”
New Works (OPENING) – May 25 – June 5, Paul Cooper Room, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Cary Playwrights’ Forum hosts workshops and staged readings for two works in development – “Burt and Abbie” by Libby Heily and “After the Fall” by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Stop Kiss (ONE WEEK ONLY) – May 26 – 28, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – One Song Productions takes on Diana Son’s gripping look at the events surrounding an assault of two women who share a first kiss late one night
Two Gentlemen of Verona (OPENING, pictured above) – May 28 – June 30, NC Museum of History (Bicentennial Mall), Raleigh – Bare Theatre offers up one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies – a prototype for what was to come – and shares it free of charge in public squares, parks and landmarks across the Triangle; part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series
The Wedding Singer (OPENING) – May 27 – June 12, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The 80’s come alive again in this stage adaptation of the 1998 Adam Sandler movie
Above photo by Ron Yorgason
© 2013 Vibration. All Rights Reserved.