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January 2020 Triangle Theater Calendar

DPAC will present Come from Away as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series (photo by Matthew Murphy)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of January 2020. 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.)

Jan. 6: Sips & Scripts with Eric Woodall (Sips & Scripts at Imurj in Raleigh).

Jan. 8: The Simon & Garfunkel Story, starring Andrew Wade & George Clements (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 8-12: The Amish Project, a one-woman play written by Jessica Dickey, directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and performed by Kathryn Metzger (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PlayMakers Rep’s PRC2 Series). Benrud Review.

Jan. 9-12, 16-19: The Last Five Years (Temple Theatre Company of Sanford).

Jan. 10: In Real Life, a staged reading of a play written by Charlayne Woodard, read by Lakeisha Coffey, and directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell (Let Her Tell It Play Reading and Performance Series at the The Mothership in Durham).

Jan. 10-11: Love Letters to My Child, created by Dasan Ahanu and Church Da Poet (Black Poetry Theatre at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham).

Jan. 10-11, 17-18: Sweet Tea & Baby Dreams (Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Jan. 11: Family-Friendly Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company in the West End Theater at the The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Jan. 11: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro in the West End Theater at the The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Jan. 12: Venus Fly Trap Comedy Sunday Evening, starring Logan Lucky, Romni Rossi, and Katie Stephens, with special guests Vanessa Bryan and Drew Robertson (Venus Fly Trap Comedy at the The Wicked Witch in Raleigh).

Jan. 12: Y Guides Presents the Winter Inning Variety Show (Y Guides at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham).

Jan. 14-19: Come from Away (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of its 2019-20 “Magic of Broadway” SunTrust Broadway Series). Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud.

Jan. 17: Comedy Night with Mike Palascak + Mark Brady (The Cary Theater in Cary).

Jan. 17-18: The Music of Elton John, featuring Michael Cavanaugh (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Jan. 17-19: Rumors (One Song Productions at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Jan. 17-19, 23-26; Jan.30-Feb. 2; Feb. 6-9: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Simmons Review.

Jan. 18: Amazing Grace, a staged reading of a play written by Shay Youngblood and directed by Barbette Hunter (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at The Cary Theater in Cary, presented as part of the the Town of Cary’s Jan. 18-20 Dreamfest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday).

Jan. 18: Breach of Peace: A Commemoration of the Freedom Riders of 1961, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, presented as part of the the Town of Cary’s Jan. 18-20 Dreamfest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday).

Jan. 18: Desert Song, a staged reading of a play by Mark Cornell (Mark Cornell in the West End Theater at the The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Jan. 18: Motown Throwdown Tribute (Vegas Don Entertainment at the The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Jan. 18: One Noble Journey, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Jan. 18: Ridin Wit’ Joe Crack (Durham County, City of Durham, and the Campaign4Change at the The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Jan. 18: Tellebration: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, featuring African-American storytellers, Willa Brigham and Linda Gorman (Town of Cary at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, presented as part of the town’s Jan. 18-20 Dreamfest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday).

Jan. 19: Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions at The Cary Theater in Cary, presented as part of the the Town of Cary’s Jan. 18-20 Dreamfest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday).

Jan. 19: Triangle African-American Theater Preview ’20, hosted by Mike Williams of The Black-on-Black Project (Triangle Friends of African-American Arts in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Jan. 20: Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies — The Sequel (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 20: Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show: The Two Dopes (an improvised theater performance) (Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show at the Shadowbox Studio in Durham).

Jan. 21: Bar Plays 5.1 (staged readings of eight short plays) (Cary Playwrights Forum at the Fortnight Brewing Company in Cary).

Jan. 22-26; Jan. 28-Feb. 2; Feb. 4-9: Everybody (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Jan. 23: Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions at Middle Creek Elementary School in Apex).

Jan. 23-25: Rumpelstiltskin: A Tale of Gold (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

Jan. 23-26; Jan. 30-Feb. 2; Feb. 6-9: Talley’s Folly (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

Jan. 24: The British Invaders Band Live & in Concert (Temple Theatre Company of Sanford).

Jan. 24: A Nest of Singing Birds: Songs & Stories from the Appalachian Mountains (PineCone: The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music< in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Jan. 24, 26: Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (North Carolina Opera< in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 24-26: Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, a one-man show written and performed by David Burney of the Johnny Folsom 4 (David Burney in the Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theater at the The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Jan. 24-26; Jan. 31-Feb. 2; Feb. 7-9: Bourbon at the Border (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Jan. 24-26; Jan. 31-Feb. 2; Feb. 7-9: Hamlet (Studio 1 at the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington).

Jan. 26: Carmen Inside Out, performed by mezzo soprano Kirstin Chávez and pianist Qiao “Ciao” Zheng Goh (Duke University Department of Music in the Ernest W. Nelson Music Room on Duke’s East Campus in Durham).

Jan. 26: Columbinus (Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

Jan. 26: A Special Evening with the Original Jersey Boy: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 28: Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions at Middle Creek Elementary School in Apex).

Jan. 28-Feb. 2: Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series).

Jan. 30-31: From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation, a one-man show starring John Ivey (Duke Arts and Ira Knight in the von der Heyden Studio Theater in uke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center in Durham).

Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Stageworks Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Jan. 30-Feb. 2; Feb. 6-9: The Wiz (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Jan. 30-Feb. 2; Feb. 6-9, 13-16: Orange Light, a play with music about the 1991 Hamlet chicken-processing-plant fire, written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Joseph Megel (Bulldog Ensemble Theater at the The Fruit [Durham Fruit and Produce Company] in Durham).

Jan. 31: The Second City: Laughing For All The Wrong Reasons (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Jan. 31-Feb. 1; Feb. 7-9: Death by Design (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

CALENDAR EDITOR:

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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