Strap in, because this is a HUGE week onstage – with no less than ten openings! On tap this week are works by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare, Ken Ludwig, Caryl Churchill and Leonard Nimoy, to name just a few.
Start making your plans now!
All My Sons (OPENING, pictured above) – 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 (OPENING) – 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 (OPENING) – 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 (OPENING) – 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 – Parklet at DECO June 3 – 12 (corner of Hargett St & Salisbury St), 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 Glass Menagerie (OPENING) – June 10 – 26, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT stages the Tennessee Williams classic of isolation and yearning in mid-century America
Insomnia (OPENING) – 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
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 11, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets – anything goes at this monthly impromptu jam
Ragtime (OPENING) – June 10 – 26, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh – The Justice Theater Project revives the hit musical
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 (OPENING) – 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 (OPENING) – 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
Vincent (OPENING) – June 9 – 11, The Green Monkey, Raleigh – Peaceabilities Productions stages the 1981 Leonard Nimoy solo show about the revolutionary artist and the correspondence between his brother, Theo
The Wedding Singer (CLOSING) – 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
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