In plays | Best Bets | Indy Week
Pin It

In plays 

As the first U.S. Congresswoman from Connecticut, a speaker for the Republican party and editor of Vanity Fair, Clare Booth Luce was well-known for her humorous and disparaging view of both genders. "What else can a woman do with her youth but give it to a man?" she once asked, but she also wrote the 1930s hit The Women, which tells a biting story about a cheating husband, his wife's discovery, her subsequent quest for independence and the network of gossiping friends that comments on it all. Under the direction of John McIlwee, University Theatre opens its season with a production of The Women on August 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 at 8 p.m. and August 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for N.C. State faculty/staff, senior citizens and students, and $5 for N.C. State students. For details, go to or call 515-1100.


"A pageant of babies, jaguars, mighty hunters, custodians, dogs, ringleaders, sniveling weasels and an old medicine woman" will invade the Forest Theater for A Very Old Unfinished Story by Paperhand Puppet Intervention (pictured above). The play, part of WideAwake Theater Company's Forest Theater Festival, is written and directed by Paperhand's Donovan Zimmerman, with musical direction by John Dyer. Zimmerman has created lots of new giant puppets, masks and marionettes for the occasion. The Forest Theater is outdoors on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The shows go on at 7 p.m. August 11-13, 19 and 25. $5 donation. Call 990-2599. --Linda Burnham

Latest in Best Bets


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Best Bets

  • 2.14 ~ 2.20

    2.14 ~ 2.20

    The Great Game and Two Trains Running; The Light in the Piazza; Celtic Concert Series; Two benefits at Cat's Cradle; Half-Cocked; Project Linus
    • Feb 14, 2007
  • 2.7 ~ 2.13

    2.7 ~ 2.13

    Dance Brazil; Dave Rawlings Machine; Hobex; Valentine's Day Jazz Festival at Hayti; Have-a-Heart for Independent Animal Rescue; Our Town
    • Feb 7, 2007
  • 1.31 ~ 2.6

    1.31 ~ 2.6

    Rewind; Alice Gerrard at the ArtsCenter's American Roots Series; Superbowl XLI parties; WKNC's 4th Annual Double Barrel Benefit at Kings; CDS's 11th Annual Documentary Happening
    • Jan 31, 2007
  • More »

Twitter Activity


I am looking to speak with the spoken word artist Shon Lomax featured in this article if possible, anyone please …

by afros on In road trips (Best Bets)

Mr. Burton, You are correct. The ratios can also be expressed as 1:3 and 3:5, but not 1:3:5, as I …

by Marcmax on For the week of 11.15 ~ 11.21 (Best Bets)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation