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The Bottled Tensions of an Era Explode in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Detroit ’67

This historical drama runs at PlayMakers through Oct. 2.

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Walt Disney—and Staged Drama Itself—Deconstructed at Manbites Dog Theater

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney runs through Oct. 1.

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Puppets Protest Climate Change in Paperhand’s Courageous The Beautiful Beast

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual summer pageant wraps its run at Forest Theatre before moving on to NCMA and the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro.

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Superheroines Historical and Fantastical Power Two Memorable Women's Theatre Festival Shows

Decision Height and The Amazing Cunt & Lil' Bitch Take Raleigh both close this weekend.

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Beautiful Beast Makes Merry With Monsters of Myth and Memory

Paperhand’s annual summer pageant opens at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill before moving on to NCMA in Raleigh and The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro.

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Can the Women’s Theatre Festival Fix Local Stages' Longstanding Gender Problem in a Month?

The new festival devoted to theater written, directed, and produced by women opens with Occupy the Stage this weekend.

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I Wish You a Boat Saves Its Sympathy for Those in Steerage During a Fateful Shipwreck

The second local production by Ward Theatre Company runs in Durham through Aug. 28.

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Embark on a Timely Voyage Into Immigration Issues in I Wish You a Boat

Following the excellent Jacuzzi, Ward Theatre Company’s second Durham production sets sail this weekend.

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The Insane Logistics of Producing the Short-Play Festival 10 by 10 in the Triangle

The ArtsCenter’s annual game of theatrical Tetris returns this week and runs through July 24.

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Evaluating Bare Theatre's Experiment in Free Public Shakespeare on the Eve of Its Final Show

Two Gentlemen of Verona wraps up at Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough on Thursday.

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Skirting the Line Between Theater and Sketch Comedy in One-Act Play Festival Open Doors

Raleigh playwrights strut their stuff in bite-sized plays at Sonorous Road through June 26.

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Let’s Get Metaphysical With Cirque de Vol’s Aerial Allegories in The Fringe Dwellers

The unique dance theater piece runs in Burning Coal’s second stage series through June 25.

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Little Green Pig and Bare Theatre Seek Sustainability Through New Patronage Models

Bare Theatre is crowdfunding its free public performances of Two Gentlemen of Verona, while Little Green Pig just launched its Patreon page.

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The New Colossus Updates Chekhov for an Entitled, Infantile Internet Age

The premiere run of Tamara Kissane’s play is ongoing at Manbites Dog Theater through June 4.

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You and Theatre Raleigh Solve an Unfinished Dickens Tale in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The audience votes on the murderer’s identity in this Theatre Raleigh production at Kennedy Theatre.

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NC Theatre Somehow Wrests a Strong Show From Casting Calamity in Wit

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer-winning play about an academic with terminal cancer runs through May 8.

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The Audience Must Act in Beertown, a Theatrical Experiment in Civil Society

The participatory show by dog & pony dc runs at Raleigh Little Theatre through May 22.

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Astonishing Performances Power a Tale of Apartheid-Era South Africa in “Master Harold” … and the Boys.

Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s phenomenal production runs at Sonorous Road through April 24.

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The Triangle’s First Women’s Theatre Festival Takes Aim at Issues of Gender Parity

WTF—yes, that’s what they’re calling it—is being planned for August.

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Stage Magician Joshua Lozoff Returns to the Place Where He First Learned to Use His Illusion

Lozoff performs Life is Magic twice at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Saturday, March 19.

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Thanks for the correction, Dustin. The playbill listed the wrong actor in the role.

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