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October 2015 Triangle Theater Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for October 2015. 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.)

Oct. 1: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Fear! (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Oct. 1-4: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 1-4: Disgraced (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 1-4: ” Fiddler on the Roof (University Theatre at N.C. State in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre at NCSU in Raleigh).

Oct. 1-4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Oct. 2: A Celebration of Harold Pinter, a one-man performed by Julian Sands and directed by John Malkovich (Duke Performances in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham).

Oct. 2-3: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III and starring Ira David Wood IV as the Count (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 2-3: Infinite Loop, written and performed by Christopher James Dahlie (UNC Performance Studies in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 2-3, 14-17, 24-25, 28-29; Nov. 1, 6-7, 12-13: The Cherry Orchard, performed in repertory with Outside Mullingar (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill).

Oct. 2-4: All in the Timing (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 2-4: Bushwick (The LAB! Theatre at Room 103 of the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 2-4: Isn’t It Romantic (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center). Benrud Review.

Oct. 2-4: C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters (Broadway Series South in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). McDowell Preview.

Oct. 2-4, 8-11, 15-18: The Rivals (Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Benrud Review. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 3: TAFFY (Transactors for Families) (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 3: Fatmouth Improv (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 3: Nephew Tommy’s I Got People Inside My Head Comedy Tour, starring Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles and Kier “Junior” Spates and Eugene, Oatmeal, and Tony Roberts (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 3, 10: Masked: A One-man Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte Obsession, performed by Evan Mitchell (The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

Oct. 3-4: Behind the Scenes: A Play About Elizabeth Keckly (Hillsborough Arts Council and the Burwell School Historic Site at the Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough). To read SECOND OPINION about this show, click here.

Oct. 6, 20: Going Trick-or-Treating (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 8, 11, 13: Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve (Phoenix Theatre Company at Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store in Pittsboro).

Oct. 8-11, 15-18: Belleville (Sonorous Road Productions at 209 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh). Langley Review.

Oct. 8-12: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theater at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 8: A Bronx Tale, featuring Chazz Palminteri (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 8: An Evening with Neil Degrasse Tyson (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 9: Brian Regan: Live Comedy Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 9-10: Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Antigone by Sophocles, featuring Juliette Binoche and directed by Ivo van Hove (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Davis Review.

Oct. 9-10: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (Hotel California at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 9-11: Violet (Company Carolina in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Historic Playmakers Theatre).

Oct. 9-11, 15-18, 22-25: Reefer Madness (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Potter Review.

Oct. 9-11, 18, 21-24, 30-31; Nov. 4-5, 7-8, 11, 14: Outside Mullingar, performed in repertory with The Cherry Orchard (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill).

Oct. 9-13, 15-20, 22-24: A Lesson Before Dying (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 10: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 10: Saturday Night Moonlight Improv! Estessentials and Third Date! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr., Raleigh).

Oct. 10: Steven Wright (The Carolina Theatre of Durham). McDowell Preview. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 10: Wishing for a Friend (a sing-along adventure) (Premier Children’s Parties, LLC at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

Oct. 11: Alvin & the Chipmunks Live on Stage! (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 11: A Gala with Renée Fleming (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Oct. 13: Ghost Hunters Live (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 13-18: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

Oct. 14-16, 18, 20-23, 25; Oct. 27-Nov. 1: Seminar, starring Ray Dooley (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 15-18, 22-25: Assassins (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Oct. 15-18, 22-25; Oct. 29-Nov. 1: The Addams Family (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Oct. 15-18, 22-25; Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Asylum (Burning Coal Theatre Company, in collaboration with Only Child Aerial Theatre of Brooklyn, NY, in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 16-17: One Lane Bridge (Forest Moon Theater Teens at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

Oct. 16-17: TOCS Meets The Wizard of Oz (Together on Center Stage at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 16-17, 23-24: Lend Me a Tenor (The Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 16-18: Hound of the Baskervilles (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 17: Theatreworks USA: Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (N.C. State LIVE’s Kidstuff Series in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre).

Oct. 17: Rural Academy Theater (N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh).

Oct. 17: Tom Papa (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 18: HERstory Through HIS Eyes (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 20-25: Into the Woods, starring Laurel Harris as the Baker’s Wife and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as the Witch (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

Oct. 21-25; Oct. 28-Nov. 1: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall).

Oct. 22: I Swanee!, a benefit concert for the Durham Crisis Response Center, hosted by Durham drag-queen sensation Vivica C. Coxx and featuring Jeff Alguire, Erik Benson, Shea Broussard, Germain Choffart, Steven G. Cooper, Hugh Crumley, William Dawson, Jessica Flemming, Simon Hernandez, Kristian King, Louis Landry, Anastasia Maddox, Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, Jake Stainback, Mara Thomas, and Caitlin Wells, with special guests William Dawson and Curtis Eller (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 22-24: Strange Beauty Film Festival (Shadowbox Studio in Durham).

Oct. 22-24; Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Brabo: A Play Based on the Congo Free State, written and directed by Susannah Ryan (UNC Performance Studies in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 22-25: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (William Peace Theatre Company in Leggett Theater in William Peace University’s Main Building in Raleigh). Benrud Review.

Oct. 22-25: A Wrinkle in Time (Run of the Mill Players in the Culture Mill Lab in Saxapahaw).

Oct. 22-25; Oct. 28-Nov. 1; Nov. 4-7; Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Oct. 23: The Muse Masquerade (fundraiser for The Carrack Modern Art) (The Carrack Modern Art at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham).

Oct. 23: The Spooky Show with Killer Filler (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 23-24: Long Story Shorts: One-Act Play Festival (UNC Writing for the Screen and Stage Program at Elizabeth Price Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill.)

Oct. 23-25: Backseat Therapy, a one-man play written and performed by Ira Knight (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 23-25: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Durham Performing Arts Center season add-on). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

Oct. 24: SuperFun Show: Electricity! (Red Herring Puppets at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 24: The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show, hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 24: John Hodgman (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 29: Improv Percolator (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 24: The Clean Comedy Series: Nice Guy Showcase, featuring Steve Mingolla, Karen Mill, and Ken Menghini (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 25: Pat Boone: Music & Memories (Pat Boone at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 28-29: John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again at Last … for the Very First Time (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 30: Third Date (Third Date Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 30, Nov. 1: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (North Carolina Opera in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Langley Review.

Oct. 30-31: Almost, Maine (Legacy Repertory Company in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council in Durham).

Oct. 31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with interactive performances by the UNC Pauper Players (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 31: TAFFY (Transactors for Families) (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 31: Treatbag: An Interactive Haunted Theater (fundraiser) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. in Durham).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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