Okay, so we threw a lot at you last week. There was NO WAY you were going to be able to see everything! Well, no worries – most of those shows are still open, so this is your week to catch up on what you missed!
All My Sons (CLOSING) – June 8 – 19, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Arthur Miller’s bold 1947 tale depicts the fallout from a businessman’s decision to sell faulty airplane parts to the U.S. Air Force
Cloud 9 – June 10 – 25, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Tiny Engine is back with Caryl Churchill’s 1979 satire that begins with a sexually restless family in 1880 in colonial Africa and advances to 1979 London – with the family aging just 20 years (and switching genders)
Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – June 10 – 26, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Burning Coal hosts Exit Through Eden’s production centered around the life of the Enlightenment mathematician, physicist, and author deemed by her lover Voltaire to be “a great man whose only fault was being a woman”
The Fringe Dwellers – June 12 – 25, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Cirque de Vol Studios remounts its popular 2015 creation – a mix of modern dance, acrobatics, trapeze and improvisational movement that explores the depths of the psyche and pushes the boundaries of the soul
Two Gentlemen of Verona – May 28 – June 30 – THIS WEEK: June 18, 11am & 3pm, Brightleaf Square, Durham – 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 Glass Menagerie – June 10 – 26, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT stages the Tennessee Williams classic of isolation and yearning in mid-century America
Insomnia – June 9 – 24, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Burning Coal hosts Koffee Dance Company with their original work about a small southern town’s residents struggling to find acceptance and cope with the hyper-vigilance of the modern age
Open Doors (OPENING) – June 17 – 26, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – Sonorous Road hosts its first new play festival, a collection of shorts by Raleigh playwrights
Ragtime – June 10 – 26, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh – The Justice Theater Project revives the hit musical by Terrence McNally and Stephen Flaherty that depicts life in early 20th-century America
SOULstice (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 18, Monkey Bottom Collective, Durham – Black Ops celebrates the summer solstice and Juneteenth with a night of urban oral traditions, excerpts from inaugural year shows, music and dancing
Theatrefest – May 28 – June 28, Thompson Hall, NCSU, Raleigh – University Theatre’s annual celebration focuses on the queen of suspense this year – Agatha Christie:
The Hollow – June 9 – 12, 16 – 19, and 23 – 26, Kennedy-McIlwee Theater, Thompson Hall – Amorous (and jealous) lovers become suspects at The Hollow one weekend when one of them turns up dead and everyone is a suspect
Something’s Afoot – June 9 – 12, 15 – 19, and 22 – 26, Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall – Ten people find themselves stranded in an English countryside home in a thunderstorm, and suddenly begin dropping like flies in this musical spoof of Christie and 1930’s thrillers
Shakespeare in Hollywood (CLOSING) – June 10 – 19, Wake Forest Renaissance Center, Wake Forest – Forest Moon Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy in which two of the fairies from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Puck and Oberon – appear on the set of a 1934 Hollywood film studio
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