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September 2014 Triangle Theater Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of September 2014. 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.)

Sept. 1, 5-7: “The Painted Bird” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th Annual Puppet Pageant for All Ages in the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview.

Sept. 2, 16: “The Three Bears” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "Rodney King" in UNC-Chapel Hill's Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “Rodney King” in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Sept. 2-5, 7: “Rodney King,” written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PRC2). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

Sept. 3-7, 10-14, 17-20: “A Kid Like Jake” (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Sept. 4, 11, 13-14, 25: “The Shape of the Table” (Burning Coal Theatre Company at 117 S. West St. in Raleigh, presented as part of the world premiere of David Edgar’sIron Curtain Trilogy“). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will present "hmlt" (Shakespeare's "Hamlet" staged in a Minimalist style by Jay O'Berski) Sept. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20 in various places (but <u>not</u> the Cordoba Center for the Arts)

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will present “hmlt” (Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” staged in a Minimalist style by Jay O’Berski) Sept. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20 in various places (but not the Cordoba Center for the Arts)

Sept. 4-6: “hmlt(Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” staged in a Minimalist style by Jay O’Berski) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Oval Drive Park in Durham).

Sept. 4-6: “ The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritualby Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister (The Process Series in the Rehearsal Room in Kenan Music Building at UNC-Chapel Hill). Langley Review.

Sept. 4-7, 11-12: “Hairspray” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Sept. 5: John Hodgman (The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 5: “Moving Pieces” (Seed Art Share at Cafe de los Muertos in Raleigh).

Sept. 5-6, 12, 19-20, 26: “Pentecost” (Burning Coal Theatre Company at 117 S. West St. in Raleigh, presented as part of the world premiere of David Edgar’sIron Curtain Trilogy“). Keravuori and Galle Review.

The Justice Theater Project will stage Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" on Sept. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 in Clare Hall in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh

The Justice Theater Project will stage Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” on Sept. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 in Clare Hall in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh

Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21: “A Raisin in the Sun” (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh).

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Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21: “Xanadu” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). Potter Review.

Sept. 6: “The Monti Season Opener,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Jon Mozes, Leslie Williams, Lisa Sorg, Matt Victoriano, and Sarah Ford (The Monti at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 6: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 6: “The 24-Hour Plays” (The LAB! Theatre in Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 6, 13, 21, 27: “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” (Burning Coal Theatre Company at 117 S. West St. in Raleigh, presented as part of the world premiere of David Edgar’sIron Curtain Trilogy“). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Sept. 11-13: “hmlt(Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” staged in a Minimalist style by Jay O’Berski) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Redbud Farm in Efland).

Sept. 11-14, 18-21, 24-27: “The Best of Enemies” (encore production) (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Sept. 11-14, 18-21, 25-28: “Oklahoma!” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Sept. 12-13: “Hedda Gabler” (Dramatic Irony Club in Kenan Auditorium at William Peace University in Raleigh).

Sept. 12-13: “Ice Musicproduced and photographed by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, composed by Lowell Liebermann, and choreographed by Carey McKinley (The Process Series in Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 12-14: “Always a Bridesmaid” (Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Sept. 12-14: “The Painted Bird” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th Annual Puppet Pageant for All Ages at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh).

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Sept. 12-14, 18-21, 26-28: “Somewhere In Between,” a world premiere by Adrienne Earle Pender (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.

Sept. 13: “Common Ground Theatre’s 10th Birthday Party” (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 13: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 13-14: “Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman: From North Carolina to South Korea” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Sept. 16-21: “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Review. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Sept. 17: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: ‘Rebellion,’hosted by Ed Boltz (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

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Sept. 17-21, 23-28; Sept. 30-Oct. 3; Oct. 5: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

Sept. 18: “Open Mic Night” (The Green Monkey in Raleigh).

Sept. 18-20: “Danny & The Deep Blue Sea: An Apache Dance” (The LAB! Theatre at Linda’s Bar and Grill in Chapel Hill).

Sept. 18-20: “hmlt(Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” staged in a Minimalist style by Jay O’Berski) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill).

Bare Theatre will stage William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" on Sept. 18-20 and 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh

Bare Theatre will stage “Coriolanus” on Sept. 18-20 and 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 on Halifax Mall in Raleigh

Sept. 18-20, 25-27; Oct. 2-4: “Coriolanus” (Bare Theatre on Halifax Mall in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Sept. 19: “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield).

Sept. 19: “Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading, and Mayhem” (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 19: “Monumental,” a staged reading of a new play by Steven Roten (Stillwater Theatre Company in the Studio Theatre in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Sept. 19-20, 25-28: “The Fox on the Fairway” (Harnett Regional Theatre in Stewart Theater in Dunn). Potter Preview. Potter Review.

Sept. 19-21: “1 Life 2 Live — 3 Original Short Plays” (Ira Knight at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

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Sept. 19-21, 26-27: “Auntie Mame” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

The Forest Moon Theater will present "Helium," starring Lisa Binion (left) as Ruth and Gilly Conklin as Gramms, on Sept. 27th and 28th at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

The Forest Moon Theater will present “Helium,” starring Lisa Binion (left) as Ruth and Gilly Conklin as Gramms, on Sept. 26th and 27th at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

Sept. 19-21, 26-27: “Helium” (Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

Sept. 19-22: “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till,” written and performed by Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

Sept. 20: “SuperFun Show! Mister G” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 20: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 20: “A ‘Frozen’ Sing Along” (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Sept. 20: “Ray’s Diner” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 24-27: Rude Mechs: “Now Now Oh Now” (Duke Performances in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Sept. 25: “Improv Percolator,” featuring Fatmouth Improv, Tree Hugger Guild, Diversity Training, and All Play (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 25-28; Oct. 1-5: “You Can’t Take It with You” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall).

Sept. 26: “Third Date Improv,” starring J. Chachula, Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp, and Jenny Spencer (Third Date Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 26: “The VaudeVillain Revue” (VaudeVillain Revue at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh).

Sept. 26-27: “ Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice — The Ssssspoof!” (Stars Youth Theater at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Sept. 26-28; Oct. 3-5: “Wait Until Dark” (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Sept. 27: “FatMouth 360” (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 27: “PlaySlam!” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Sept. 27: “Too Tense” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Sept. 28: “Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Sept. 28-Oct 11: TBA (MOJOAA Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Sept. 29: TheatreworksUSA:Click Clack Moo” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Sept. 30-Oct. 5: “Measure for Measure” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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