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May 2011 Theater Calendar

May 1: “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” (David E. Talbert at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

May 1: “The Year of Magical Thinking” (PlayMakers Repertory Company PRC2 Series in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre). Review.

May 1; May 3-8: “Steel Magnolias” (Triad Stage). Review.

May 1; May 5-8: “Pornography,American premiere of a 2007 play by Simon Stephens (Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Second Stage Series at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

May 1; May 5-8, 12-15: “Beguiled Again The Songs of Rodgers and Hart” (Temple Theatre).

May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18: “Nature Tales: Storytime in the Garden” (N.C. Botanical Garden at UNC-Chapel Hill).

May 5-7: “Oh, Baby! A Collection of Fertility Plays,” world premiere of a new play by Debbie Barrett (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

May 5-8, 12-14: “Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

May 6-8: “A Walk Through the Pages of History,” an original play by Ian Finley (Burning Coal Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Town of Cary and the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, presents a walking tour of the old town, starting at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, presented as part of Cary’s second annual Herbfest).

May 6-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28: “Othello” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

May 6-8, 12-15, 20-22: “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” (Raleigh Little Theatre in Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

May 6-8, 13-14: “Puss in Boots!” (Cary Players at the Herbert C. Young Community Center).

May 6-8, 13-15, 20-22: “Stuart Little” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

May 7: “Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes” (Bob Forbes in Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill).

May 7: “The Monti: Season Finale” (The ArtsCenter).

May 7, 14: “Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2011: Round 2” (DSI Comedy Theater).

May 7-8, 10-15: “Hello, Dolly!,” starring Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Dolly Gallagher Levi (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

May 7-8, 12-14, 19-21: “Distracted” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.). Review.

May 8: “Mother’s Day Brunch” (Raleigh Little Theatre fundraiser in the Raleigh Rose Garden).

May 10-15: “Hair” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

May 12-13: Britten’sThe Turn of the Screw” (North Carolina Opera at The Carolina Theatre).

May 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29: “The Civil War in Song & Legend,” featuring Bill Schustik (Theater of the American South at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson).

May 12-14, 19-22, 25-28: “Jade City Chronicles Volume 1: The Super Spectacular Bad Ass Herald M.F. Jones,” world premiere of a play by Howard L. Craft (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Manbites Dog Theater).

May 13: Kevin Hart (RBC Center).

May 13-14: Elton John’sAida” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University).

May 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: “Shiloh Rules” (Theater of the American South at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson).

May 14: “Mother Load,” written and performed by Amy Wilson (The Carolina Theatre).

May 14, 28-29: “Uncalled For” (ImprovAbility in the Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s performance space at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

May 19-21: “Communicating Doors” (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

May 19-21: “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park).

May 19-22: “My Name is Rachel Corrie” (Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s “Wait ‘Til You See This” Second-Stage Series).

May 20: “One Night Only: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event with Al Pacino” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review #1.

May 20-22: “Electra” (North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Acting Company at 3043 Barrow Dr. in Raleigh).

May 20-22: “Good Neighbors: A Play for Oakwood Cemetery” (Burning Coal Theatre Company at Historic Oakwood Cemetery).

May 21: “Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2011: Championship Round” (DSI Comedy Theater).

May 21: Steve Martin, with North Carolina’s Steep Canyon Rangers (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 22: Disney’s “Imagination Movers” Live (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 24-25: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

May 26-29, June 1, 4, 5, 9, 12: “The Dixie Swim Club” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort in Titmus Theatre or the Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre).

May 26-29; June 2-5: “Ether Steeds” (Stillwater Theatre Company in the A.E. Finley Foundation Rooftop Garden at N.C. State University’s J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh).

May 27: “City of Medicine, Season 4” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

May 27-28: “Second Annual Plays-in-a-Day Festival” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Teens).

May 27-29; June 3-4: “Moon Over Buffalo” (Neuse Little Theatre).

May 28: “Arts in the Garden: Paperhand Puppet Intervention” (Sarah P. Duke Gardens Family Performances).


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