This week Cary Playwrights’ Forum mixes and mingles with “Bar Plays,” set in Cary’s landmark Mac’s Tavern, Theatre in the Park brings “Dracula” to life, and Manual Cinema creates a film “live” using shadow puppets and multiple cameras.
There’s plenty to take in this week. Go get some!
Bar Plays (TWO NIGHTS ONLY, pictured above) – Sept. 9 – 10, Mac’s Tavern, Cary – Cary Playwrights’ Forum stages five original short works by NC playwrights in the local watering hole
Dirty Dancing (CLOSING) – 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
Dracula (OPENING) – Sept. 11 – 27, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – The world’s most famous vampire terrorizes the stage in Ira David Wood III’s adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic
A Drop in the Bucket – Sept. 11 – 13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 16th annual outdoor extravaganza features giant puppets, masks, shadow puppetry and live music in a performance for all ages.
Fall Back to School Moonlight Extravaganza (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – Sept. 11 – 12, Moonlight Stage Company, Raleigh – Moonlight Stage Co. holds a family-friendly variety show featuring improv, sketch comedy and music
Mementos Mori (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Sept. 11, Sheafer Lab Theater, Duke University, Durham – Duke Theater Studies hosts Manual Cinema in this meditation on death and dying, presented using a cast of six puppeteers, hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens – to create a live “movie” in front of the audience
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.
The Shipment – 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
Songs in the Key of Justice (ONE SHOW ONLY) – Sept. 13, Historic Murphey School, Durham – Hidden Voices presents music by acclaimed singer-songwriter John Flynn along with stories and art created by men on death row in this fundraiser
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