Returning after a limited run at Duke last year, Torry Bend brings her delightful and disturbing show, The Paper Hat Game, to Durhams Manbites Dog Theater. A combination of puppetry and video tells this story of innocence and dark forces in the big city. 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:15 p.m. Sunday (through Nov. 3). $12-$17. 919-682-3343; manbitesdogtheater.org.
- Other highlights: • Friday-Saturday: “Arsenic and Old Lace” – Garner Towne Players. Garner Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $10-$12. 919-779-6144; towneplayers.org.