Onstage in June

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Each month we put out a listing of onstage opportunities and theater-related events for the upcoming month. Here are some onstage offerings in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Western Wake during June. They are listed in the order of the date of the first performance. June audition opportunities are listed at the end of the article. 

If you know of a performance we haven’t listed, let us know! We’re always happy to learn about new theatrical events in the Raleigh area.

Honest Pint Theater
Grand Horizons 
May 17–May 19, May 24–May 26, May 30–June 1
Written by Bess Wohl. Directed by Susannah Hough.
A family is shaken by a woman’s desire for a divorce after 50 years of marriage. Faced with the need to re-examine old relationships, each member of the family seeks a way forward.
Theatre Raleigh Studio
3027 Barrow Drive, Raleigh

Firebox Theater Company
Anna Christie
May 23–June 2
Written by Eugene O’Neill. 
Anna Christie, a former sex worker, returns to her hometown seeking reconciliation with her father. When she meets and falls in love with a sailor, she must decide how to move forward—and how much of her history to reveal. 
The Graham
306 S. White Street, Suite 200, Wake Forest

Jane Eyre will be at the Theatre Raleigh beginning May 31. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Robertson Photography.

Theatre Raleigh
Jane Eyre
May 31-June 2, June 5-9

Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. Book by John Caird, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Directed by Megan McGinnis.
Orphan Jane Eyre is sent away from her cruel aunt’s care to boarding school. From there, she is hired by the mysterious Mr. Rochester to care for his ward at forbidding Thornfield Hall. A passionate love story begins, but Jane soon realizes that Thornfield Hall holds secrets that could destroy her. 
De Ann S. Jones Theatre
6638 Old Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Photo courtesy of ADF.

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Throughout the month of June, Burning Coal will be running its Second Stage season, during which up-and-coming artists will perform four different plays. Enjoy some of the Triangle area’s emerging artists and say you knew their work before they were famous! See Burning Coal’s Second Stage season page for dates and times. 

Radio, written by Al Smith. Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson. A man with dreams of becoming an astronaut remembers growing from a child into a soldier in Vietnam-era America.

Home, written by Samm-Art Williams. Directed by Jade Arnold. A North Carolina farmer builds a new life for himself in the north—but never really leaves the past behind. Produced in collaboration with Pure Life Theater. Learn more at purelifetheatre.com.

Ex-boyfriends, written by Dani Coan. Directed by Barbette Hunter and Amelia Lumpkin. A woman reviews a series of ex-boyfriends who manifest themselves as reflections of her inner personal struggles. 

A House (After Ibsen’s Ghosts), adapted by Lucius Robinson and Jerome Davis. Directed by Jerome Davis. This is a one-person show adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts. 

Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street, Raleigh

Sips & Scripts
Night of Scripts, Cold Reading and Critique
June 3
Playwrights across Wake County and surrounding areas are invited to submit short pieces (10 minutes in length or less) to be read by local actors and receive critique. Local actors are invited to come perform the pieces, and all others are invited to come watch. All participants and observers are welcome to critique the pieces. This event takes place the first Monday of every month.
University Theatre at North Carolina State University
Frank Thompson Hall
2241 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh

Photo courtesy of the Justice Theater Project.

Justice Theater Project
June 7-9, 14-16, 21-23
Book by Joe Masteroff. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed by Nancy Rich.
Set in 1920s Berlin during the rise of Nazism, writer Clifford Bradshaw begins a romantic/sexual relationship with Englishwoman Sally Bowles, who headlines at the seedy Kitkat Club cabaret. 

Umstead Park United Church Of Christ

8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh


North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
Southern Baptist Sissies
June 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Written by Del Shores. Directed by Landon Henry.
This play follows the stories of four boys coming to terms with their homosexuality while growing up in the Southern Baptist Church.
North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre
7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh

Raleigh Little Theater
Kinky Boots
June 7-9, 14-16, 21-23
Book by Harvey Fierstein. Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Directed by Jesse Gephart. 
Charlie Price has inherited a shoe factory that’s about to go under, so he teams up with popular entertainer Lola to produce a line of sturdy stilettos for drag queens and save the family business. 
Raleigh Little Theater
301 Pogue Street, Raleigh

Theatre in the Park
Henry V
June 20-23, 27-30
Written by William Shakespeare. 
Newly crowned King Henry V, having impressed his people with his leadership after an unpromising youth, must complete the turnaround by winning their support as he brings England into war with France.
Theatre in the Park
107 Pullen Road, Raleigh 


Agape Theatre Project
Blues for an Alabama sky
June 28-30 and July 5-7
Written by Pearl Cleage. Directed by Kamilah Williams. In Depression-era Harlem, five characters with big ambitions who live in the same apartment complex experience love and heartbreak as they pursue their dreams. 
Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street, Raleigh



Raleigh Little Theater
Something Rotten!
Audition information session June 3 at 7:00pm online (pre-registration required)
Auditions: June 10 and 11 

Firebox Theater Company
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
June 22 and 23

306 S. White Street, Suite 200, Wake Forest

Auditioners should sign up in advance and should prepare to learn a side (a section of the script) in preparation for the audition.

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