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September 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will kick off its 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series <em>Circus 1903</em> on Sept. 26-Oct. 1

The Durham Performing Arts Center will kick off its 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series with Circus 1903, a tribute to the Golden Age of Circus, on Sept. 26-Oct. 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of September 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 RobertM748@aol.com, 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.)

Sept. 1: Eyes Up Here Comedy at Neptunes, hosted by Erin Terry (Kings in Raleigh).

Sept. 1: The Open Door Stage Play (Donnzella’s Write Touch Entertainment in the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Sept. 1-2: Conversations with Hitler, a world premiere written by Steven R. Bond and directed by Julya M. Mirro (little independent theatre at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh). Koop Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Sept. 1-2: YEs tO NothINg, world premiere of an original play about The Rags by Mara Thomas (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Slims Downtown in Raleigh).

Sept. 1-3 7-10, 15-17: Crowns (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Koop Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Sept. 2: Mettlesome in Hush Hush: Secret’s Out!, hosted by Greg Phillips (Kings in Raleigh).

Sept. 2-4: Of Wings and Feet (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept 4-5: ShakesBEER (Bare Theatre at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham). Benrud Review. Koop Review.

Sept. 5, 19: The Three Bears (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Sept. 6: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

Sept. 6: ShakesBEER (Bare Theatre at Imurj in Raleigh). Benrud Review. Koop Review.

Sept. 7-9: God’s Favorite (Stageworks Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Sept. 7-10: Second Annual Open Doors Short-Play Festival, featuring 10-minute plays by Allan Maule, Ann Chenoweth-Carr, Annie Taft, Brook North, Danielle Fenton, Gus Allen, Ken Walsh, Libby Heily, and Mac McCord (Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Sept. 7-10: Piff The Magic Dragon (Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh).

Sept. 7-10: Rock of Ages (Theatre Raleigh and Koka Booth Amphitheatre Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Regency Park in Cary). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Sept. 7-10, 14-16: Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives, a devised theater performance by Summer Sisters Productions (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, presented as an Other Voices Presentation).

Sept. 8: The Monti: Season Opener (FRAMESHIFT), hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Eryk Pruitt, Liisa Ogburn, Naina Khera-McRackan, and Sedona Jamerson (The Monti at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Sept. 8-10: Of Wings and Feet (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh).

Sept. 8-10, 15-17, 23-24: King Lear (Honest Pint Theatre Company and Sweet Tea Shakespeare Co. in Leggett Theater at William Peace University in Raleigh). Benrud Review. Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Sept. 9: Mike Birbiglia: The New One (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Sept. 9: Transactors Improv: For Families! (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Sept. 9: Mettlesome in Wit: An Improv Comedy Game Show, hosted by Greg Phillips and Brian Dukes (The Varsity on Franklin in Chapel Hill).

Sept. 10: The Suicide Journals (V. Lash Productions at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Sept. 11: ShakesBEER (Bare Theatre at Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough). Benrud Review. Koop Review.

Sept. 13: Eyes Up Here Comedy, hosted by Erin Terry and featuring Aaron Cardwell, Mary Kate Morookian, Elizabeth McDougal, Brett Williams, Alejandra Márquez, and Maddie Wiener (Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase at The Pinhook in Durham).

Sept. 13-17, 19-22, 24; Sept. 26-Oct. 1: The Cake (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Sept. 14-16: YEs tO NothINg, world premiere of an original play about The Rags by Mara Thomas (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at The Pinhook in Durham).

Sept. 14-17, 20-24; Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Closer Than They Appear, a new multimedia play by Christine Evans, with media design by Jared Mezzocchi (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and the UNC Process Series in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 14-17, 21-24; Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Footloose (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Sept. 15: Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Tour, with Richard Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Heather Masse, and Fred Newman (Outback Concerts at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

Sept. 15: Lucky Plush Productions: Rooming House (a dance/theater work-in-progress) (NC State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Sept. 15: Hush Hush: The Worst-Kept Secrets in Durham, featuring filmmaker and photographer D.L. Anderson (Mettlesome at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Sept. 15: The Last Resort (Transactors Improv Company at Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 15: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Sept. 15-16: Late Nite Catechism (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Sept. 15-17, 22-24: Sister Act (The Gallery Players, Inc. at the Paramount Theatre in Burlington).

Sept. 15-17, 22-24: California Suite (Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest). Simmons and Benrud Review.

Sept. 15-17, 22-24; Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Sept. 16: PlaySlam! 2017 (The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Sept. 16: Jeff and Larry’s Backyard BBQ Comedy Festival, starring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy (RFD TV at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

Sept. 16: Too Real: Jokes and the Stories Behind Them — Theme: Lesson Learned, hosted by Erin Terry and featuring Kathleen McDonald, Lauren Faber, Britt Spruill, and Gretchen McNeely (Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase at The Cannon Room in Raleigh).

Sept. 16-17: Of Wings and Feet (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro).

Sept. 20: Happy Dan the Magic Man (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

Sept. 21: Maria Bamford, with Jackie Kashian (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Sept. 21-24; Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Pride & Prejudice (N.C. State University Theatre in Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).

Sept. 21-24; Sept. 28-Oct.1: Seascape with Sharks and Dancer (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Sept. 22: D.L. Hughley: The Original King of Comedy (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Sept. 22: The Doo Wop Project (Town of Cary presents The Doo Wop Project at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, presented as part of the Marvelous Music Mainstage Series).

Sept. 22-24; Sept. 28-Oct. 1; Oct. 6-8: Playing with Fire (After Frankenstein) (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).

Sept. 22-24; Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Silver Lining (Peony Productions at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Sept. 23: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Sept. 23: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Sept. 26-Oct. 1: Circus 1903 (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series).

Sept. 27: Johnny Folsom 4 and Canady Thomas Band (Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

Sept. 28; Oct. 1: Cold Mountain (Carolina Performing Arts and the North Carolina Opera in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 28-30: King Lear (Honest Pint Theatre Company and Sweet Tea Shakespeare Co. in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Sept. 29: Wants Upon a Time (CapelliCo at Riverwalk in Hillsborough).

Sept. 29-30: Holly Springs Got Talent … Murder (Stageworks Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Sept. 29-Oct.1: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (The LAB! Theatre in Room 103 of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Oct. 5-8: Guys and Dolls (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Sept. 30: On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute (Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Sept. 30: Yolanda Rabun: A Tribute to Nancy Wilson (Theatre Raleigh at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).

Sept. 30-Oct 1; Oct. 8, 15, 21-22: Romeo and Juliet (Bare Theatre at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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