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January 2015 Triangle Theater Calendar

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "Trouble in Mind," starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams, on Jan. 21-25, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, and Feb. 3-8 in the Paul Green Theatre (photo by Andrea Akin)

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “Trouble in Mind,” starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams, on Jan. 21-25, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, and Feb. 3-8 in the Paul Green Theatre (photo by Andrea Akin)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for January 2015. 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 “snail mail” address is Triangle Theater Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Jan. 2-4, 8-11, 15-18: “The Caretaker” (Southstream Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 3: “Lord, Who Am I?” (Dream Cast Productions at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 3: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 3: Prokofiev’sPeter and the Wolf,” narrated by Heather Patterson King (North Carolina Symphony and Triangle Youth Ballet in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Jan. 6, 20: “Jericho the Last Dragon” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "Wrestling Jerusalem," written and performed by Aaron Davidman, on Jan. 7-11 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, as part of its PRC2 second-stage series

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “Wrestling Jerusalem,” written and performed by Aaron Davidman, on Jan. 7-11 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, as part of its PRC2 second-stage series

Jan. 7-11: “Wrestling Jerusalem,” written and performed by Aaron Davidman (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, as part of PRC2). McDowell Preview. Gephart Review.

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present “Wicked,” starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Jan. 7-11, 13-18, 20-25: “Wicked” (A Durham Performing Arts Center Broadway Encore Special). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review. Potter Review.

Jan. 8-10, 15-17: “Habitus,” an interactive installation/performance created by choreographer Leah Wilks and visual artist Jon Haas (VECTOR at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Gephart Review.

Jan. 8-11: “Love and Information” (The Delta Boys at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

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Jan. 8-11, 15-18, 21-24: “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” a one-man show written by Howard L. Craft and performed by J. Alphonse Nicholson (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Jan. 9-11, 16-17: “Sorrow’s End” (Owl Tree Theater for the People at the Cary Arts Center).

Jan. 10: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 10: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 10: “Carolina Idol” and “Ridin’ wit Joe Crack” (Campaign4Change at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 11: “American Pride: A Tribute to The Statler Brothers” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Jan. 14-18: “New Play Workshop 2015: ‘Native’ by Ian L. Finley” (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill).

Jan. 16: “The Clean Comedy Series: Jeff Allen” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Jan. 16: “James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America” (Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center).

Jan. 16: “Miranda Sings” (AEG Live and The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Jan. 16-17: David Lang and I.C.E.:The Whisper Opera” (Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University in Durham).

Jan. 16-17: “The Little Mermaid” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Jan. 16-17: “Louis and Ella, All That Jazz,” starring Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks (North Carolina Symphony Pops series in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Jan. 16-17: Raleigh’s Village Idiots (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theatre in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

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Jan. 16-17, 23-24: “The Odd Couple” (The Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

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Jan. 16-18, 23-25; Jan. 30-Feb. 1: “Venus in Fur” (Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Jan. 17: “SuperFun Show: Paperhand Puppet Intervention” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 17: “Scientist Turned Comedian: Tim Lee” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 17: The Second City (The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

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Jan. 20-25: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review. Potter Review.

Jan. 21: “DUI: The Musical!” (Duke University Improv in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 21-25; Jan. 27-Feb. 1; Feb. 3-8: “Trouble in Mind” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

Jan. 22: Improv Percolator (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 22: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in ” Songs of Love & Longing” (Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 22-25; Jan. 29-Feb. 1; Feb. 5-8: “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

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Jan. 22-25; Jan. 29-Feb 1; Feb. 5-8, 12-15: “Romeo and Juliet” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Jan. 23: Four Bitchin’ Babes (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 23: Jeanne Robertson (Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center).

Jan. 23: Laverne Cox (DUU Speakers & Stage in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 23: “LGBTQ Benefit: Scratch and Sniff with Ron & Shirl,” starring Jeffrey Moore as Ron and Dale Wolf as Shirl, plus Jessica Flemming, Rus Hames, Bart Matthews, Jeffrey Detwiler, Dana Marks, Emily Anderson, Erik Benson, Ilana Wolpert, Jim Dymond, Germain Choffart, Jennifer Evans, Amber Wood, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Laine Staton, and Vivica C. Coxx (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and the LGBT Center of Durham at the Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 23-24: “The Clothesline Muse,” a multidisciplinary theater project starring Nnenna Freelon (Hayti Heritage Center at the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

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Jan. 23-25; Jan. 30-Feb. 1; Feb. 6-8: “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Jan. 23-26; Jan. 30-Feb. 1: “The Last Five Years” (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 24: Third Date Improv (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 24: “Voiceplay” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Jan. 25: PlayGround Playwrights Roundtable (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 25: “Second Annual 24-Hour Play Festival” (Duke Asian American Theater in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 27: “An Evening of Arias, Art Songs, and Music Theater,” featuring soprano Kimberley Bentley, tenor Wade Henderson, and pianist Catherine Hamner (Smedes Parlor Concert Series at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh).

Jan. 27-28: Shen Yun Performing Arts (Shen Yun Performing Arts in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 29: “Approaching Ali” (North Carolina Opera at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 29: “An Evening with Garrison Keillor” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Carolina Performing Arts will present the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company's presentation of "Dunsinane" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29th and 8 p.m. Jan. 30th in UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall

Carolina Performing Arts will present the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s presentation of “Dunsinane” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29th and 8 p.m. Jan. 30th in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall

Jan. 29-30: National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company: “Dunsinane” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Jan. 29-31: Blue Man Group (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 30: “50 Shades! The Musical Parody” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 30: “FRIDAY KIDPROV! A Great Night of Family-Friendly Improv!” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Jan. 30-31: “Beauty and the Beast” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Jan. 30-31: “Jokes Inside: An Indoor Comedy Event” (Inside Joke in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 31: “Andy Woodhull Comedy” (Town of Cary at The Cary Theater).

Jan. 31: “Approaching Ali” (North Carolina Opera at Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh).

The PNC Arena in Raleigh will present "Black & Brown Comedy Get Down," starring Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31st

The PNC Arena in Raleigh will present “Black & Brown Comedy Get Down,” starring Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31st

Jan. 31: “Black & Brown Comedy Get Down,” starring Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Jan. 31: “Broadway Voices: Capathia Jenkins in ‘More Woman Than You Know’” (Garner Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 31: “Out of Bounds,” new plays by local playwrights Paul Baerman, Steve Gallagher, Brook North, and Ken Wolpert (The Playwrights Roundtable at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Jan. 31: Paul Reiser (The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Jan. 31: “Saturday Moonlight Improv!” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Robert W. McDowell has written articles for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, CVNC, and Triangle Arts and Entertainment, all based in Raleigh. He edits and publishes two FREE weekly e-mail newsletters. Triangle Review provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of local performing-arts events. (Start your FREE subscription by e-mailing robertm748@aol.com and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail robertm748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

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