Last call for more than half a dozen shows in the region this week…get it while it’s hot!
Here’s your look at what’s onstage:
The Color Purple (CLOSING) – June 12 – 28, Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh – The Justice Theater Project presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s classic – get tickets soon because many shows are already sold out
Dark Vanilla Jungle (CLOSING, pictured above) – June 17 – 27, Burning Coal at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Burning Coal’s “Wait Until You See This” second stage series opens this stomach-churning one-hander from playwright Philip Ridley in which an abandoned teenage girl, groomed as a sex slave, must do the unthinkable
A Few Good Men (CLOSING) – June 17 – 28, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh takes the stage with Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama, made famous by the 1992 film
Harbor Hope (CLOSING) – June 18 – 28, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Debra Kaufman’s script shows how challenging social work can be as a woman tries to help an abused client – only to find herself in too deep – in this PlayGround production
Macbeth (CLOSING in Raleigh) – June 19 – 27, Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, and July 24 – Aug. 1 at Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill – Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre conclude the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series with a new take on Shakepeare’s iconic tragedy, this version focusing on the family bonds that are ultimately torn apart when a valiant Scottish lord and his ever-inciting wife choose the quickest (and bloodiest) path to power
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 27, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets – anything goes at this monthly impromptu jam
Rum & Vodka (CLOSING) – June 18 – 27, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – From Burning Coal’s playwright-of-choice Conor McPherson comes this solo act in which a working class Irishman goes on a three-day bender and makes questionable life choices
Sea Wall (CLOSING) – June 11 – 28, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Burning Coal’s second stage series presents this Simon Stephens play about a man facing uncertainty and loss
Theatrefest – May 28 – June 28, Thompson Hall, NCSU, Raleigh – University Theatre’s annual celebration closes out this weekend:
Wait Until Dark (CLOSING) – June 11 – 14, 19 – 21, and 25 – 28 – Frederick Knott’s taut 1966 thriller plays out a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between dangerous criminals looking for lost drugs and an innocent blind housewife in Greenwich Village
Pictured above: Ben Apple in “Dark Vanilla Jungle” at Burning Coal, photo by Jillian Clark
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