Arts Listings, March 5

March 5, 2014 

From left, Julia Gibson as Helen Warren and Arielle Yoder as Clementine

PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY — Jon Gardiner

  • PlayMakers tackles love and loss in legal drama

    February, month of love, is over. Spring breeds romance, but so many “happy, loving couples” end with a sad story.

    Loss is the color of “Love Alone,” the play offered by UNC’s Playmakers Repertory Company through March 16.

    Patrick McHugh, one of the principals, is a smart and measured young actor. He was reached by phone while rehearsing under the playwright, Deborah Salem Smith.

    “Susan dies as the result of a routine surgery, and the doctor in the room bears the fallout of what happens on the operating table,” he said.

    Heavy stuff, and the actors push the melodrama. Julia Gibson hits correct notes as the aggrieved partner of the dead patient.

    Tale of loss soon turns to legal drama. Derrick Ivey keeps an even keel as the lawyer, Rush, who finds himself wrapped in the legal action.

    “It really goes to the gray areas. There’s no clear-cut wrongdoing,” McHugh said.

    “There is a deposition scene that will please every ‘Law & Order’ fan out there.”

    Sharing the spotlight again at the Paul Green Theatre is inventive staging and set design. If “Love Alone” feels sometimes like a TV soap, at least it looks like one too.

    When: Through March 16

    Where: Paul Green Theatre, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill

    Tickets: $10 to $30

    Info: 919-962-7529; http://www.playmakersrep.org/calendar/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

SHOW CHOIR COMPETITION

The William Peace University North Carolian Show Choir Competition includes a regional competition at 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Shepard Magnet Middle School, 2401 Dakota St. ncscholastic.org/index.php/showchoir.

EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS

The Durham Arts Council’s 30th annual Emerging Artists Awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at 120 Morris St. durhamarts.org.

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be from Thursday, April 3, to Sunday, April 6, in Durham. fullframefest.org.

DURHAM ART WALK SPRING MARKET

The Durham Art Walk Spring Market will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, downtown. Artists may register online until Monday, Feb. 24. durhamartwalk.com, durhamartwalk.com/artists/artist-registration.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. March 5: Duke Symphony Orchestra. March 8: Duke University String School. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 14: Rosanne Cash. March 18: Eddie Money. March 20: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. March 22: Arturo Sandoval. March 23: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Concert Singers of Cary, “A Touch of Neo-Classicism.” April 10: Jesse Cook. April 18: Ben Sollee. May 11: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, “The Past Meets the Present.” 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

All events in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, and free, unless otherwise noted. March 6: “New Voices.” 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY

April 6, Page Auditorium: Kidznotes, Duke Chamber Players. 919-684-4444, dukeperformances.duke.edu.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 8: Celtic Woman. March 18: The Moody Blues. March 20: The Ten Tenors-On Broadway. March 24: Crosby, Stills and Nash. March 27: Zakir Hussain. April 6: Get The Led Out. May 1: Rob Thomas. May 6: Ledisi, The Robert Glasper Experience. May 9: Brit Floyd. May 11: Jaheim. June 5: Weezer. June 22: Ringo Starr, All Starr Band. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. dpacnc.org.

PINHOOK

117 W. Main St. March 6: Hawk and Dove. 919-667-1100, thepinhook.com.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. March 21: Jessica Ullom, “Hawks and Doves.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

CRAVEN ALLEN GALLERY

1106 1/2 Broad St. March 8: “Homecoming.” 5-7 p.m. 919-286-4837, cravenallengallery.com.

VEGA METALS

214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 919-688-8267, www.vegametals.com.

Theater/Dance/Comedy

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 10-11: Aziz Ansari, “Modern Romance.” March 12: Scott Simon. March 13: Jim Jefferies. March 21: The Upright Citizens Brigade. March 27-30: “The Sorcerer.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 8-13: “The Wizard of Oz.” April 11: Demetri Martin. April 29-30: “American Idiot.” May 3: Carolina Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet.” May 10: Brian Regan. May 13-18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. March 14-15, 20-22: “The Art of Deception.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 11-16: “Evita.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 5: Chelsea Handler. April 26: The Tenderloins. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. dpacnc.org.

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