September 2011 Theater Calendar

Sept. 1: “Oh, What a Night!” (concert) (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy).

Sept. 1-4, 7-11, 14-17: “After the Revolution” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

Sept. 2-3: “The Real Inspector Hound” (Duke Players in Brody Theater).

Sept. 2-4: “Of Mice and Men” (Theatre in the Park). Review.

Sept. 2-5: “The Serpent’s Egg” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Forest Theatre).

Sept. 2-4: D.L. Hughley (Charlie Goodnight’s Comedy Club).

Sept. 3-4: “Oh, What a Night!” (concert) (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson).

Sept. 7-11: “A Number” (PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 Series in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre). Review #1. Review #2.

Sept. 8-10, 15-17: “The Paper Hat Game” (Duke University Department of Theater Studies and the Visual Studies Initiative in Sheafer Lab Theater).

Sept. 8-10, 15-18, 22-24: “Glass” (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Common Ground Theatre).

Sept. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25: “Enron” (Burning Coal Theatre Company).

Sept. 9: “Way Back to School” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Sept. 9-10: “Godspell” (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham).

Sept. 9-10, 16-17, 22-24: “Fat Pig” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

Sept. 9-11, 16-17: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Neuse Little Theatre).

Sept. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25: “Macbeth” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Teens). Review.

Sept. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25: “The Secret Garden” (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh).

Sept. 9-11: “The Serpent’s Egg” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the N.C. Museum of Art).

Sept. 10: The Monti: “Season Opener — Theme: The Good Fight” (The ArtsCenter).

Sept. 10: Ron White’s Moral Compass Tour 2011 (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Sept. 15-18: SPARKcon 2011 (SPARKcon at various locations in downtown Raleigh).

Sept. 15-18, 22-25; Sept. 29-Oct. 2: “An Evening with Jazz Legends” (Zenph Sound Innovations in Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

Sept. 15-18, 22-25; Sept. 29-Oct. 2: “Guys and Dolls” (Temple Theatre).

Sept. 17: theatreSPARK (Bare Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, Barton College with Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, Raleigh Ensemble Players, and Theatre in the Park at City Plaza in Raleigh and Raleigh Ensemble Players’ stage at 213 Fayetteville St.).

Sept. 18: Marcy Corprew: “Miz Hazel Tells It” (The ArtsCenter).

Sept. 21-24; Sept. 28-Oct. 1: “Jane Eyre” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theatre).

"In the Next Room" previews Sept. 21-23, opens Sept. 24th, and runs through Oct. 9th

Sept. 21-25; Sept. 27-Oct. 2; Oct. 4-9: “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review #1. Review #2.

Sept. 23: “Bernstein on Broadway” (North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall).

Sept. 23: “G.R.I.T.S. The Musical” (Arts Council of Wilson at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center).

Sept. 24: “Clean Comedy Series: Henry Cho” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Sept. 24: “An Evening with Groucho,” starring Frank Ferrante (Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center).

Sept. 27-Oct. 2: “Come Fly Away” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: “The Philadelphia Story” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Stewart Theatre).

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: “The Tempest” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in McIver Amphitheatre).

Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Oct. 6-9, 12-15: “Middletown” (Manbites Dog Theater).

Sept. 29-Oct. 2; Oct. 6-9: “Molly Sweeney” (Burning Coal Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Delta Boys, in Burning Coal Theatre in the Murphey School as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This!” second-stage series). (Note:Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel replaces “Philoktetes” by John Jesurun)

Sept. 29-Oct. 3: “[sic]” (The LAB! Theatre and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Sept. 30: “The Professors, Season One, Episode One” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Oct. 6-8: “Once Upon a Mattress” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center).


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Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).