August 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of August 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with CAPTIONS and PHOTO CREDITS — to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Aug. 1, 15: The Green Mermaid (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Aug. 1-6: Motown the Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center as part of its Encore Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Potter Review.

Aug. 2: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

Aug. 3-5: Little Shop of Horrors (Clayton Youth Theater at The Clayton Center in Clayton). Plummer-White Review.

Aug. 3-6: An Extra Penny, a world premiere musical by CindyLu Mancini and Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian (Signature Inc. at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College in Louisburg).

Aug. 3-6, 10-13: Sweet Tea & Baby Dreams (Women’s Theatre Festival in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh). Koop Review. Plummer-White Review.

Aug. 4: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre).

Aug. 4-6: Father of the Bride (One Song Productions at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Aug. 4-6: Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Britt Review.

Aug. 4-6: The Women (Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center).

Aug. 4-6. 11-12: Honour (Ward Theatre Company in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Aug. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; Sept. 2-4: Of Wings and Feet (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Aug. 5: Legends of Comedy, hosted by Corey Manning and featuring Talent Harris, Rodney Perry, and Chris Thomas, with a special performance by Chubb Rock and music by DJ Skaz (VitalSoul Group, LLC at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Aug. 9-13, 15-20: UniverSoul Circus (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Aug. 10-12: Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. (Towne Players of Garner Teens and Kids at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

Aug. 10-12: Waiting for Godot (Eno River Players at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro)s.

Aug. 10-13: Bruce Bruce (Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh).

Aug. 11-13: Our Town (North Carolina Theatre Conservatory at the Conservatory Theatre at 3043 Barrow Dr. in Raleigh).

Aug. 15-20: The Secret Garden (Theatre Raleigh in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). McDowell Preview. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Aug. 18: Improv Percolator (The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Aug. 19: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Aug. 19-20, 25-27; Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Conversations with Hitler (little independent theatre at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh). Koop Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Aug. 23: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Roomates (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall).

Aug. 23-27: Count: Stories from America’s Death Rows, written by Lynden Harris and directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams (PlayMakers Repertory Company and Hidden Voices in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PlayMakers‘ PRC2 series). McDowell Preview. Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Aug. 25-26: Decades Rewind: Hits of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (Decades Rewind in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Aug. 25-27; Aug. 31-Sept. 3; Sept 7-10, 15-17: Crowns (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Aug. 28-29; Sept 4-5: ShakesBEER (Bare Theatre at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham).

Aug. 29: The Ninth Annual Pietzsch Awards (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Aug. 30; Sept. 6: ShakesBEER (Bare Theatre at Imurj in Raleigh).

NOTE: Miss Lulu Bett (Women’s Theatre Festival, Aug. 10-13 and 17-20
at the Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham was cancelled.


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 and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

By Robert W. McDowell

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).