Call it a week of transition? Black Ops, Durham’s new black theatre company, debuts with its delivery of the scathing – and timely – comedy, “The Shipment.” Paperhand Puppet wraps up its wildly successful run of “A Drop in the Bucket” before heading off to Raleigh, and Seed Art Share is back with its ambulatory sequel, “Moving Pieces 2.” Honest Pint wraps up its run of Annapurna, a trek across the craggy terrain of a battered relationship.
It’s all here in this week’s Hump:
Annapurna (CLOSING) – Aug. 21 – Sept. 6, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – Honest Pint returns to NRACT with Sharr White’s tragicomic duet in which a writer is visited by his wife after 20 years apart.
Dirty Dancing (OPENING) – Sept. 8 – 13, Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Baby and Johnny hit the stage with classic 80’s numbers in this Broadway Series South adaptation of the pop movie sensation
A Drop in the Bucket – Aug. 7 – Sept. 7, Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 16th annual outdoor extravaganza features giant puppets, masks, shadow puppetry and live music in a performance for all ages.
Monty Python’s Spamalot – Aug. 28 – Sept. 20, Sutton Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – “Lovingly ripped off” from the cult film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by Python alum Eric Idle and John du Prez, this Tony Award-winning musical promises that those who miss it will be taunted a second time.
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Sept. 5, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets – anything goes at this monthly impromptu jam
The Shipment (OPENING, pictured above) – Sept. 3 – 19, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Black Ops and Little Green Pig team up for a season opener by Young Jean Lee that asks what roles black performers have always wanted to play and which roles society has given them
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