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Month: September 2012

Tara Polhemus and Brian Yandle play Claire and Robert in Burning Coal Theatre Company's presentation of "Jailbait" as part of the Burning Coal's "Wait ‘Til You See This Series"

Two High School Girls Pretend to Be College Coeds, and Go Clubbing in Deirdre O’Connor’s “Jailbait”

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present “Jailbait,” a PG-13 rated coming-of-age story written by Deirdre O’Connor and produced and directed by Christine Zagrobelny, on Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 4-7 in the Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh, NC. Jailbait is the second show of Burning Coal’s 2012-13 second-stage “Wait ‘Til You See This Series.”

October 2012 Theater Calendar

NOTE: This is the Triangle Theater Review’s Master Calendar for shows announced for the entire month of October. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our… Read More ›

Can We Talk?: Joan Rivers Will Unleash Her Zingers at Durham Performing Arts Center on Sept. 28th

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present award-winning 79-year-old stand-up comedienne, actress, writer, and television personality Joan Rivers at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28th, in its 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. Among many other honors, Rivers is a five-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee, who won the Outstanding Talk Show Host Emmy in 1990 for “The Joan Rivers Show” (1989-93).

Tarell McCrane's "The Brothers Size" at Manbites Dog Is a Showcase for Four of the Triangle's Finest Actors

Tarell McCrane’s “The Brothers Size” at Manbites Dog Is a Showcase for Four of the Triangle’s Finest Actors

Manbites Dog Theater’s superlative 2012-13 season-opener, the North Carolina premiere of “The Brothers Size” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, provides a showcase for four of the Triangle’s finest actors: Kashif Powell as Ogun Size; Jeremy V. Morris and J. Alphonse Nicholson (alternating) as Ogun’s prodigal, fresh-out-of-prison younger brother Oshoosi Size; and Thaddaeus Edwards as Oshoosi’s mysterious friend Elegba, who wants Oshoosi to return to their life of crime.

The PlayMakers Rep cast for "Red" includes Stephen Caffrey (rear) as Russian-born American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko and Matt Garner as Rothko's assistant Ken (photo by Jon Gardiner)

John Logan’s 2010 Tony Award® Winner “Red” Chronicles a Creative Crisis of Painter Mark Rothko

PlayMakers Repertory Company will open its 2012-13 main-stage season with “Red,” 50-year-old American dramatist and screenwriter John Logan’s multiple Tony Award-winning play about Russian-born American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (1903-70), on Sept. 19-23 and 25-30 and Oct. 2-7 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.