2018-2019 Season,  Recent

Announcing our 2018-2019 Season!

And then it started to snow.

This is how the Monday morning the day before our Season Announcement began. As we were busy painting the stage floor, adjusting lights, and rehearing, outside it looked more like the depths of winter rather than the early blush of spring (never mind the daffodils, now surely dead).

But then Tuesday morning dawned, the black ice thawed, and the technology cooperated. At 7 p.m. we opened our doors and welcomed a crowd of friends and supporters for one of our most exciting nights of the year.

Then we pulled the curtain back and revealed our upcoming 2018-2019 Season.

The magic of the night can’t be conveyed in words, but if you missed it, you missed a good show.

But without further ado, we give you our 18th Season…

 

The Lineup

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
By Agatha Christie
Sept. 9 – 30, 2018 | Pyrle Theater, Greensboro

Solve the mystery before time runs out. Ten strangers trapped on a dangerous island each have a secret.  One by one, they begin to die.  Match your wits against the master of suspense to catch the killer before there are none.

From the Artistic Director:

I love a mystery.  The thrill of the unknown puts an audience on the edge of their seats.  The real world slips away as the puzzle takes over and soon we’ve even forgotten we’re in a theater. The terrifying chills of a great whodunit send shivers up our spine and makes us wonder who’s sitting beside us. Nobody thrills us better than Agatha Christie and this play—based on the most popular mystery novel of all time— is the Rolls Royce of suspense.  Enjoy the ride…if you dare.

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Oct. 28 – Nov. 18, 2018 | Pyrle Theater, Greensboro

Fall in love all over again. But watch your step. Deep in a wondrous forest, mixed up humans and mischievous creatures turn the world upside down. Let your heart delight in this magical romance.

From the Artistic Director:

Midsummer is far more than a simple love story.  In the forest where love comes undone lurks a magical world that is both delightful and dark.  Like all great comedies, Shakespeare’s play reminds us that truth is at the heart of all laughter and that the everyday is never far away from the magical.  So meet me by moonlight and see what fools we mortals be.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, 2018 | Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem

Celebrate the season.   Scrooge and the Spirits are headed back for a holiday ghost story of hope and redemption. One night changes everything as the shadows of his past give Ebenezer one last chance for a future.  Thrill to the chills and give in to the joy of A Christmas Carol.

From the Artistic Director:

Dicken’s story is perhaps my favorite book.  Its promise of a second chance, a life re-discovered and its constant urging to take care of each other inspires us to be our better selves.  All of us at Triad Stage approach each year’s production with childlike joy, eager to re-discover the magic and promise that lies just beyond the dark night of fear that Scrooge must survive.  Our home in Winston-Salem provides the perfect space to share our Carol – the Triad’s newest holiday tradition.

 

WHITE LIGHTNING
By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Jan. 27 – Feb. 17, 2019 | Pyrle Theater, Greensboro

Race down red dirt roads through an Alabama night of fast cars and moonshine.  A young veteran with a checkered past and ’39 Ford makes a name for himself outrunning the law.  But love and NASCAR show him another road.  Strap in, put the pedal to metal and head straight into adventure and romance.

From the Artistic Director:

My first car only had an AM radio and the country music sometimes gave way to a NASCAR race.  I loved when my rides were filled with exploits of some of the greatest drivers in history.  Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Childress thrilled me with their driving and daring.  NASCAR, with its roots in moonshine running, is so much a part of our region and telling its story is a real representation of A Southern Voice, one of our core values, brought to life on stage.

 

TWO TRAINS RUNNING
By August Wilson
Mar. 10 – 31, 2019 | Pyrle Theater, Greensboro

Stand up for what’s right and experience the genius of August Wilson.  It’s 1969 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.   The city plans big for what they call urban renewal but Memphis Lee’s diner stands in the way.   He and his customers fight for survival on the precipice of enormous change.  Discover what really matters in this slice of life masterpiece that dig deeps into the heart of the American Dream.

From the Artistic Director:

August Wilson (Fences, Triad Stage 2016) is hands down one of the greatest writers our country has produced.  When I first saw Lloyd Richard’s acclaimed Broadway production of Two Trains Running, I remember being shattered by the power of the funny and harrowing story of the amazing people I had met that evening at Memphis Lee’s diner.  This remains my favorite of Wilson’s plays and I know it will shake you to your core.  We are thrilled this production is part of UNCG’s year-long event series “The 60s:  Exploring the Limits”.

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA
Written by Dale Wasserman | Music by Mitch Leigh | Lyrics by Joe Darion
April 28 – May 26, 2019 | Pyrle Theater, Greensboro

Hear the wild winds of fortune.  Your destiny calls and adventure awaits.  A poet, thrown into prison, fears the Inquisitor, but the inmates demand their own kind of justice.  The poet begins to tell a story of a mad Knight determined to achieve his impossible dreams. Join the quest and reach the unreachable star.

From the Artistic Director:

As a kid, my parents took me to The Parkway Playhouse to see Dixie Carter play Aldonza.  I spent my life savings on the cast album at Record Bar and soon knew every lyric from start to finish. As I’ve grown older, my love for this musical has only deepened.  Its meta-theatricality seems as revolutionary now as when it took Broadway by storm.  Its call to change the world no matter what still rings true and producing it at Triad Stage is a long held dream.

 

 

Triad Stage

Triad Stage is a North Carolina theater company that produces and performs live, professional theater in the Piedmont Triad region. With local and national talent, a focus on artistic excellence, and a distinctly Southern voice, Triad Stage offers a wide sampling of quality theater, including original works and re-imagined classics. You can see Triad Stage’s work at two world-class performance venues in the state: The Pyrle Theater in Greensboro and Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.

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