“Alas, poor Yorick,” “F*** me gently with a chainsaw.”
Disillusionment runs rampant this week as things get rotten in Denmark with Honest Pint’s “Hamlet.” If that wasn’t enough, Veronica takes on the Heathers in “Heathers: The Musical,” opening at NRACT. Those in search of lighter fare may want to check out “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” which runs one week at Sonorous Road. Or, if you want to get really strange, RLT’s got “Bat Boy, The Musical.” Need we say more?
Bat Boy, The Musical (OPENING) – July 15 – 24, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – From the pages of the Weekly World News comes one of the biggest tabloid sensations – a half boy, half bat who struggles to find love and acceptance, presented by RLT’s Teens On Stage
Hair – July 8 – 24, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – TIP lets the sun shine in with the groovy late-60’s musical that broke ground in its heyday and challenged social norms and the Vietnam War
Hamlet (OPENING, pictured above) – July 15 – 31, Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh – Honest Pint Theatre Company lives up to its name by delivering Shakespeare’s masterwork about the titular prince of Denmark, with musical interludes between acts – part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series
Heathers (OPENING) – July 15 – 31, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The 1988 cult movie got a stage adaptation in 2014 and now darkens the stage at NRACT in a high school musical that is decidedly not for the kids
Guys and Dolls, Jr. (ONE WEEK ONLY) – July 14 – 17, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – Sonorous Road lets young people roll the dice in this family-friendly adaptation of the 1950 Broadway classic
I Wish You a Boat – July 9 – August 28, Ward Theatre Company, Durham – Wendy Ward’s fledgling production company stages a Titanic-sized shipwreck in the intimate space the size of a living room in this sophomore effort
The Light in the Piazza (CLOSING) – July 6 – 14, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh branches out of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts to stage this tale of a 1950’s mother and daughter traveling Italy among the sculpture and art of the NCMA
10 x 10 in the Triangle – July 8 – 24, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Celebrating its 15th year, the annual Carrboro short play fest kicks off this weekend with 10 plays, 10 directors, 10 actors, and just ten minutes each
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