2017-18 Season


Fall 2017 Productions



Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives


A devised theater performance
Created and produced by Summer Sisters

Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White
Inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present, Summer Sisters brings together local women artists to explore themes of dissent and change. more
Other Voices Presentation
September 7 – 16, 2017
Tickets on sale Wednesday August 9, 2017



Life Sucks


by Aaron Posner
(sort of adapted from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov)
Directed by Jeff Storer
Produced by Manbites Dog Theater
Life sucks. Or does it? A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and with each other – in Posner’s hilarious and moving update of the Chekhov classic. more
Triangle Premiere: October 26 – Nov 11, 2017
Tickets on sale Monday September 18, 2017



Little Nemo


based on Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay
Created by Torry Bend
“I close my eyes/then I drift away/into the magic night.” Take a fantastical journey to the world of dreams in the latest original work by puppet artist Torry Bend, creator of The Paper Hat Game, If My Feet Have Lost the Ground, and Love’s Infrastructure. more
Other Voices Presentation
Workshop Production:
November 30 – December 16, 2017

Tickets on sale Monday October 30, 2017


 


Tickets for each show go on sale about four weeks before opening. See listings for specific ticket sales dates.



Season Flex Passes


The best theater bargain in town – ten passes for just $140. Flex Passes go on sale Wednesday August 9, 2017, for a limited time and in limited numbers. More information here.


2017-18 Season Producers:
David Ball and Susan C. Pochapsky, Dorrie Casey and Archie Purcell, Barbara Dickinson and Michel Tharp, Marybeth Dugan and Kenny Dalsheimer, Mig and Michael Hayes, Jane Holding, Thomas S. Kenan III, John Martin and Robert Anthony McVeigh, Michael O’Foghludha and Linda Daniel

Produced with season support from the Duke University Department of Theater Studies. Manbites Dog Theater’s 2017-2018 season is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


Spring 2018 Productions



The Miraculous and the Mundane


by Howard L. Craft
Directed by Joseph Megel
Produced by Manbites Dog Theater
Last year’s hit workshop presentation returns for its first full production. Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. A major new work by the acclaimed Durham playwright. more

World Premiere: January 18 – February 3, 2018
Tickets on sale Monday December 11, 2017


 

The Moors


by Jen Silverman
Directed by Jules Odendahl-James
Produced by Manbites Dog Theater
A family quarrels. A governess arrives. A servant schemes. A hen falls from the sky. A hound hunts his prey. Join us for a tale of desire and intrigue, in a decidedly modern take on the Romantics’ dark and brooding landscapes. more

Triangle Premiere: February 22 – March 10, 2018
Tickets on sale Monday January 22, 2018



Bullcity Black Theater Festival


Produced by The Black Ops Theatre Company
Black Ops launches a new theater festival, bringing together playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs and actors from some of the Triangle’s premier Black theater groups. more
Other Voices Presentation
March 15 – 24, 2018
Tickets on sale Monday February 12, 2018



Wakey, Wakey


by Will Eno
Directed by Jeff Storer
Produced by Manbites Dog Theater
“We’re here to say goodbye.” Our 31st season concludes with one of America’s most remarkable playwrights, and a beautiful, funny, and moving meditation on the sorrow and joy we accumulate on life’s journey. more

Triangle Premiere: April/May, 2018
Pending rights approval
Performance Dates TBA
Tickets on sale Monday March 19, 2018


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