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Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Raleigh/Durham!

June 7
9:18 AM 2012

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Check out these summer offerings in the Raleigh/Durham area soon!

West Side Story
June 5-10
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham
www.dpacnc.com

This classic musical kicks of summer at the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Experience the iconic choreography of Jerome Robbins and see the vision of Arthur Laurents while hearing the songs you grew up singing.  Catch it while you can, it’s only in the Triangle for a week!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
June 8-24
Theatre in the Park, Raleigh
http://www.theatreinthepark.com/

This Tennesee Williams classic brings the Mississippi delta to Raleigh.  The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 and still one of the most beloved of Williams’ plays, you won’t want to miss this iconic piece of American theater.

Race
July 25 – August 5
Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, Raleigh
http://www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org/

From the always out-there playwright David Mamet, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy offers up Race, fresh from the 2009-2010 Broadway season.  The play revolves around three attorneys as they grapple with a court case and tackle the major theme – race, of course.

Rocky Horror
August 17 - September 2
Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh

http://www.raleighlittletheatre.org/

Take a break from the North Carolina summer heat at Raleigh Little Theatre with this cult classic.  Perfect for those who have seen the show before, those who know and love the film adaptation, and those who have never experienced Rocky Horror before.

Radio Golf
August 24 – September 15
Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill
http://www.deepdishtheater.org/

Chapel Hill’s Deep Dish Theater brings us the final installment of August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle.  The play, set in 1997 focuses on a man’s political aspirations in the African-American community of Pittsburgh.  Why not round out your summer with one of the most noteworthy American Playwrights of all time?

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