EVENTS

EVENTS

Jun
3
Sat
2017 Beaver Queen Pageant @ Duke Park
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent and personality. The theme for the 13th annual Beaver Queen Pageant is ‘Wizard of Gnawz’. Come enjoy the fun at this family-friendly and free event which raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Vote for your favorite contestants – or bribe a judge – at www.beaverqueen.org. Emcee’d by WUNC’s Frank Stasio, this is a truly weird and delightful Durham experience.

Jul
15
Sat
AAS-C Presents – Broadway Drag Bingo! @ Durham Arts Council
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for an entertaining evening full of bawdy banter, BINGO and beautiful performances by your hostess, Vivica C. Coxx, and her crew; Amazing Grace (Miss Gay Pride NC!), Stormie Daie and Naomi Dix!

The games and performances will be held at the Durham Arts Council building in the PSI Theater. Doors will open at 5:30; VIP meet-and-greet to start at 6pm. General admission into the theater will be 6:30pm and the show will start promptly at 7pm.

Stay tuned here or our Facebook page for prize updates!

NOTE: There is no food or drink allowed in the theater other than bottled water, to be sold in the lobby. And as always – bingo is an alcohol-free event.

VIP prices include upfront seating (there are no other reserved seats for this event) and a pre-show meet and greet with the girls. All other seating options are first come, first served. Please message the Alliance Office directly for accessibility options.

Jul
21
Fri
The Tempest @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

“The Tempest” (Classic Musical), by William Shakespeare, adaptation, music and new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet and originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theatre.

Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love. The premiere production showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.

Jul
22
Sat
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Jul
23
Sun
Honor by Joanna Murray-Smith (sister show of the Women’s Theater Festival) @ Ward Theatre
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Jul
28
Fri
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Jul
29
Sat
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Aug
4
Fri
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Aug
5
Sat
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Aug
11
Fri
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Aug
12
Sat
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Aug
25
Fri
Crowns @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm

“Crowns” (Gospel Musical), by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity is seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down south to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to church going to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery to the New Testament and current fashion.

Oct
13
Fri
Grace for President @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

“Grace for President” (Musical), based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio and book illustrations by LeUyen Pham. Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing.

One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. “Where are the girls?” she asked, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics!

Children’s Theatre – Presented at Daniels Auditorium in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History (5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh)

Oct
27
Fri
Perfect Arrangement @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

“Perfect Arrangement” (Dark Comedy), by Topher Payne.

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover-up. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American Gay Rights Movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Dec
1
Fri
Cinderella @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm

“Cinderella” (Musical), based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives and resourceful fairy folk.

Children’s Theatre – Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)