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Kristin Clotfelter's Pensive Dance with Cardboard Boxes and Other Highlights of Tobacco Road's Annual Showcase

In another highlight, Alyssa Noble and Allie Pfeffer’s risible duet And We’re Back took a page from Monica Bill Barnes’s recent work, exposing the labor behind a polished dance.

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Though British Royalty Is Surging in Pop Culture, Provocative “Future History Play” King Charles III Reminds Us We May Be Living in Its Twilight

Mike Bartlett's play runs at Burning Coal through Sunday, April 29.

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In Leaving Eden, an Early-Twentieth-Century Cotton Mill and a Modern Pork Plant Are the Axles of Racially Violent Cycles

The premiere run of Mike Wiley and Laurelyn Dossett's music-heavy play is at PlayMakers through April 22.

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David Henderson Plays Nine Characters in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Some More Convincing than Others

Honest Pint Theatre Co.'s challenging solo show runs at Peace University through April 21.

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Lessons Unlearned in Mike Wiley's Leaving Eden, a Tale of Immigrant Rights, Racial Strife, and Small-Town N.C. Politics

Wiley's new show with songwriter Laurelyn Dossett premieres at PlayMakers this week.

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In Un-Becoming Ailey, Daniel B. Coleman Chávez Unlearns an Oppressive Past in Dance and Reconstructs It as an Empowered Trans Person

The multimedia dance performance runs in UNC's Process Series March 30 and 31.

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In Frivolous Artist, Ginger Wagg Dances Around the Usual Relationship Between Performers and Audiences to Highlight Our Significance and Question Her Own

Wagg's performance installation premieres at the Fruit in the DIDA season this weekend and next.

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A Report From the First Weekend of the Bull City Black Theatre Festival

The festival indicates that African-American artists will keep soaring to greater heights as Durham’s skyline does.

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Plays About LGBTQ History Are Plentiful in the Triangle. We Need Them All. But Isn’t It Time to Look Ahead?

We know we can get things good, fast, or cheap, but seldom all three at once. Likewise, when it comes to plays with queer themes in the Triangle, it seems we can get them new, relevant, or well-attended.

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In the Inaugural Bull City Black Theatre Festival, Underserved African-American Theater Artists Go Straight to the Audience They Richly Deserve

The festival, a test run for a more permanent African-American theater entity, runs at Manbites Dog Theater this weekend and next.

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THE_OPER& Was a Ritualistic Study of Machine Learning—But What Did the Machine Learn?

The premiere of John Supko and Bill Seaman's algorithm-driven recombinant opera ran at Duke Performances last weekend.

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The Moors Trains the Devices of the Brontë Sisters' Novels on a Toothsome Critique of Gothic Romance

Jen Silverman's play runs at Manbites Dog Theater through Saturday, March 10.

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The Latest Revival of Sondheim's Assassins Arrives at a Charged Moment in the American Shooting Gallery

The musical revue about successful or attempted presidential assassins runs at Theatre in the Park through Sunday, March 11.

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Two Veteran Actors Punch and Counterpunch in the Tense Classroom Drama Gidion's Knot

The suicide of a student lurks at the center of a fraught parent-teacher conference at PSI Theatre through Sunday, March 4.

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If Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, and Howard Zinn Took Over a Public-Access Channel, It Might Look Like Gob Squad’s Revolution Now!

The Berlin-based performance troupe brings its interactive theater experience to Current this weekend.

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Stephanie Leathers’s Stalwart SITES Series Is a Performance-Art Map of Durham Development

Dance, performance art, Stephanie Leathers, SITES, The Fruit, Durham development

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A Weighty Main Course and a Fluffy Dessert Compose a Two-Pronged Treatise on Christianity, The Christians and Tartuffe

Both shows run in rotating repertory at PlayMakers through March 11.

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A Spectacular Performance by Two Dancers and Sixty-Four Wee Robots Showed What Duke's New Black Box Theater Can Do

Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe's Meeting was the first show in the new von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

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UNC and Duke Answer Demands for Intimate, Adaptable Venues with Current and Von Der Heyden Studio Theater, Both Opening This Week

Both venues have grand opening parties and inaugural performances in the week to come.

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Domestic Drama The Miraculous and the Mundane Features Some of Howard L. Craft's Most Vivid Writing Yet

The fully staged premiere of the local playwright's script runs at Manbites Dog Theater through Saturday, Feb. 3.

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Point well taken. I wish more people had seen HE/SHE AND ME at The Womens' Theatre Festival, an intriguing original …

by Jerry Sipp on Plays About LGBTQ History Are Plentiful in the Triangle. We Need Them All. But Isn’t It Time to Look Ahead? (Theater)

Quite an insightful assessment. I believe Mr. Britt has many strong points. In order for North Carolinas theaters to successfully …

by nperry on Plays About LGBTQ History Are Plentiful in the Triangle. We Need Them All. But Isn’t It Time to Look Ahead? (Theater)

Several remarkable songs, too, including Huldy's exuberantly hilarious "murder ballad" that brings down the house.

by chuck02 on The Moors Trains the Devices of the Brontë Sisters' Novels on a Toothsome Critique of Gothic Romance (Theater)

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Point well taken. I wish more people had seen HE/SHE AND ME at The Womens' Theatre Festival, an intriguing original …

by Jerry Sipp on Plays About LGBTQ History Are Plentiful in the Triangle. We Need Them All. But Isn’t It Time to Look Ahead? (Theater)

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