A musical about a pushy mother, a comic drama about memory loss and a play that’s reinvented every night are among the prime choices for November theater-going in the Triangle:
“Beowulf, Lord of the Bros”
N.C. State University Theatre stages the world premiere of a rock musical comedy by Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder. It’s loosely based on the Beowulf legend but set in the present among partying 20-somethings.
The details: Nov. 9-19. Thompson Hall, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh, NC State campus. Tickets are $15 to $27. 919-515-1100 or theatre.arts.ncsu.edu.
Duke University Theater Studies presents an early work by prolific Caryl Churchill about two 17th century English farmwomen branded as witches by a man whose advances they have rejected.
The details: Nov. 9-19. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, 125 Science Drive, Durham. Tickets are $10 to $15. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
Often called the quintessential Broadway musical, this funny and moving saga of a stage mother and her two daughters during the vaudeville era gets the full treatment from N.C. Theatre.
The details: Nov. 14-19. Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Tickets are $23 to $87. 919-831-6941 or nctheatre.com.
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of Coleman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama about an aging matriarch who’s losing her memory and the effect that has on her adult children.
The details: Nov. 22-Dec. 10. Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, UNC campus. Tickets are $15 to $62. 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org.
Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern maintains its reputation for wildly creative fare with a play set in upstate New York at the 1980 Winter Olympics. That’s all there is to tell because it’s improvised each night.
The details: Nov. 24-Dec. 9. Durham Fruit and Produce Company, 305 S. Dillard St., Durham. Tickets are $15. 919-452-2304 or littlegreenpig.com.
Puppet artist Torry Bend creates an imaginative new work based on the comic strip popular in the early 20th century that follows a little boy and his fantastic dreams.
The details: Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St., Durham. Tickets are $12 to $20. 919-682-3343 or manbitesdogtheater.org.
“Peter Pan and Wendy”
Guest director Lillian White adapts J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel for this Burning Coal Theatre production in which a boy who never grows up helps a young girl find her true self.
The details: Nov. 30-Dec. 17. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. Tickets are $15 to $25. 919-834-4001 or burningcoal.org.