Two vagabond theatre companies open shows this week – Bare Theatre is back with “Macbeth,” this time in the century-old Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, and Tiny Engine returns to Common Ground with the new comedy, “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.”
Add Buddy Holly, courtesy of NC Theatre, to the lineup of musicals this week, but make sure to catch them while you still can. “10 by 10” wraps up in Carrboro, as well as “Runaways” at RLT.
Here’s the week onstage in the Triangle:
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche (OPENING) – July 23 – August 2, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Tiny Engine is back with a new comedy from Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood in which the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein dish over quiche and communism
9 to 5 (CLOSING) – July 10 – 26, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – Dolly Parton’s hit 1980 movie is transported to the stage in this musical featuring some of the country star’s greatest hits
10 By 10 in the Triangle (CLOSING) – July 10 – 27, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Now in its 14th year, this festival features 10 ten-minute original plays from around the nation performed by 10 actors
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (CLOSING) – July 21 – 25, Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – North Carolina Theatre brings the 1950’s hit singer’s life and career to the stage with pop favorites like “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue”
Dreamgirls (CLOSING) – July 8 – 26, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh stages the 1981 Broadway musical-turned-film, a fictionalized telling of the history of Motown and the arc of stardom traveled by The Supremes
Guys and Dolls (CLOSING) – July 15 – 25, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Playmakers Summer Youth Conservatory presents the multiple Tony Award-winning musical about gamblers and dames
Macbeth (OPENING, pictured above) – July 24 – August 1, Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill – Bare Theatre’s original new take on Shakespeare’s classic considers the bonds – and pressures – of family on the tragic events in medieval Scotland
Runaways (CLOSING) – July 17 – 26, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT’s Teens On Stage presents the 1978 Elizabeth Swados musical examination of young people’s decisions to run away and how they deal with loss of family
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