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March 2012 Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents "The Addams Family" on Feb. 28-March 4

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents "The Addams Family" on Feb. 28-March 4

March 1: “Scar Tissue” and “Klutz,” two new short plays by Gabriel Rivas Gomez (Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Communication Studies’ Process Series in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

March 1: “The Vagina Monologues” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in Jones Auditorium).

March 1-3, 8-10: “Titus Andronicus” (The Delta Boys at the Cordoba Center for the Arts in Durham).

March 1-4: “The Addams Family” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

March 1-4: “The Making of a King: ‘Henry IV’ & ‘Henry V’” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

March 1-4: “The Odd Couple” (Temple Theatre).

March 1-4, 7-11, 14-17: “The Baltimore Waltz” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

March 2: “Sojourner and Her Children” (Voices in Concert at N.C. Museum of History).

March 2: “Celtic Woman: Believe” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 2: “Clean Comedy Series: Ryan Hamilton” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

March 2: Harlem Globetrotters (RBC Center).

Transactors Improv Company will perform Episode Four of Season One of "The Professors" on March 2nd at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, NC

Transactors Improv Company will perform Episode Four of Season One of "The Professors" on March 2nd at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, NC

March 2: “The Professors, Season One, Episode Four,with guest star Jay O’Berski (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

March 2-4: “Circle Mirror Transformation” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.).

March 3, May 19: Improv (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

March 2-4: “Activated Art: Ekphrastic Theatre at the Ackland” (UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum).

March 2-4: “Argonauts: Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

March 2-4: “Two Buildings/One Heart: 200 Years of the First Baptist Churches of Raleigh (Burning Coal Theatre Company at the First Baptist Churches on Wilmington and Salisbury streets).

March 2-4, 8-11, 16-18: “Stones in His Pockets” (Theatre in the Park). Review.

March 2-6, 8-11, 19-20: “Acts of Witness: ‘Blood Knot’ and ‘Poetic Portraits of a Revolution’ (in rotating repertory)” (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance with The Sacrificial Poets at The ArtsCenter). Review.

March 3: “3 Is a Magic Number” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

March 3: “NRACT’s 10th Anniversary Celebration” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

March 8: David Gonzalez: “Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World” (The ArtsCenter‘s School Show Series).

March 8-11, 14-17: “I Love My Hair When It’s Good, & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive,” a world premiere created and directed by Chaunesti Webb (Forty/AM at Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

March 9: “Improvelations: Return to Delphi,” featuring Diversity Training, Zen Fried Improv, and Danny Canoe (Common Ground Theatre).

March 9: “Family Open Mic Night” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

March 9-10, 16-17: “The House at Pooh Corner” (Durham Family Theatre at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham).

March 9-11, 15-18, 22-25: “The Adventures of Nate the Great” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

March 9-11, 16-18, 23-25: “Five Women Wearing The Same Dress” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

March 10, May 12: “TAFFY: Transactors for Families” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

March 10: The Peking Acrobats (The Carolina Theatre).

March 10: “Verbal Portraits of SHE!” (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

March 10-11: “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” (Cirque du Soleil at the RBC Center).

March 12: “Charlotte’s Web” (Classic Productions in Meymandi Concert Hall).

March 14: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Deadlines” (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

March 14-17: “Romeo and Juliet: Forbidden Love Comes to North Carolina” (Victoria Tucci at Common Ground Theatre).

March 15: “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old,” starring Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (The Carolina Theatre).

March 16: “Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand-Up Revolution Tour” (Comedy Central at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 16: “Mama Juggs,” written and performed by Anita Shontel Woodley (Triangle Association of Black Journalists at Health Touch NC LLC in Durham).

The Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series presents "Tomáseen Foley's Irish Times" at 7:30 p.m. on March 16th in Kirby Civic Auditorium in Roxboro, NC

The Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series presents "Tomáseen Foley's Irish Times" at 7:30 p.m. on March 16th in Kirby Civic Auditorium in Roxboro, NC

March 16: “Tomáseen Foley’s Irish Times” (Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series in Roxboro). Review.

March 16: “Cinematic Titanic Live: War of the Insects,” starring the Creators and Original Cast of “Mystery Science Theater 3000 (The Carolina Theatre).

March 16-17: “Harvesting Pomegranate Dreams — A Puppet Dream Play,” a new play by Tori Ralston and Rob Hamilton (Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Communication Studies’ Process Series in Old Playmakers Theatre).

March 16-17: “Getting Mr. Lucky: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

March 16-18: “Lady in the Red Dress” (Duke Players Lab Theater in Brody Theater).

March 16-18, 22-25, 29-31: “Frozen” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.). Review.

March 17: TheatreworksUSA: Skippyjon Jones” (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield).

March 20-21: “C!RCA: Circus That Moves the Heart, Mind, and Soul” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 21: “The Theater Today,” a panel discussion with playwright Athol Fugard, Ed Strong of Dodger Theatricals, and PRC producing artistic director Joseph Haj (UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Arts and Humanities in Hyde Hall).

March 21: “Athol Fugard: “Milestones of a Literary Journey” (2012 Morgan Writer-in-Residence Reading) (The Morgan Writer-in-Residence Program, the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art, and PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre).

March 22: “My Children! My Africa!” (staged reading) (The Morgan Writer-in-Residence Program, the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art, and PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

March 22-24: “Idiots Return to Peace” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots in the Leggett Theater at William Peace College).

March 22-25; March 27-April 1: “Hungry” (Stillwater Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall). Review.

March 22-25; March 29-April 1: “Creeds,” a world premiere by Richard Krawiec (PlayGround, a Theatre Cooperative at Common Ground Theatre). Review.

March 23: “Spring Fling!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

March 23: “The Train Driver,” starring Treat Williams and John Beasley (staged reading) (The Morgan Writer-in-Residence Program, the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art, and PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

March 23-24: “The Star of Peter Pan,” a new play by Cindy Verian, with music by Rick Wise (Stars Theater and Arts Center at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

March 23-24, 29-31: “Rough Crossing” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

March 23-25: “The Mary Play from the N-Town Cycle” (staged reading) (Duke University Department of Theater Studies in East Duke 209).

March 23-25, 30-31: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” (Neuse Little Theatre at “The Hut” in Smithfield).

March 23-25; March 30-April 1: “Twelfth Night” (Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory).

March 24: “Glenn Beck’s Unelectable 2 Tour (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 24: Ira Glass (Durham Performing Arts Center).

March 24: “No Shame Theatre Carrboro” (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter).

March 24: “One Acts in the Park” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Forest Theatre).

March 24-26: “Spring Awakening” (Company Carolina at Historic Playmakers Theatre).

March 25: “MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera will give a FREE speech at N.C. Central University at 7 p.m. on March 26th

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera will give a FREE speech at N.C. Central University at 7 p.m. on March 26th

March 26: Speech by Emmy Award-winning “Ugly Betty” Star America Ferrera (N.C. Central University Lyceum Series at the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education).

March 27-28: “Whispering Pines 10: An Opera by Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 29-April 1: Gilbert & Sullivan’sIolanthe” (Durham Savoyards, Ltd. at The Carolina Theatre).

March 29-31; April 5-8, 11-14: “Cape Disappointment” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

March 30: Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: Animalia” (The ArtsCenter‘s School Show Series).

March 30: “The Original Erotic Pole-etry” (JaBlaze Productions at Step to Gold International Ballroom in Raleigh).

March 30-31: “The Star of Peter Pan,” a new play by Cindy Verian, with music by Rick Wise (Stars Theater and Arts Center at Stars Theater in Fuquay-Varina).

March 30-April 1: “Treasure Island” (ACT! for Youth in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson).

March 31: “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Live!” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

March 31: “31 Flavors of Fun” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

NOTE: The Durham Performing Arts Center presentation of Chicago,” starring Christie Brinkley, has expanded from a two-day run on March 20th and 21st to a six-day run on July 31-Aug. 5.

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March 26: Speech by Emmy Award-winning “Ugly Betty” Star America Ferrera (N.C. Central University Lyceum Series at the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education).

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