The best theater picks, Oct. 26

CorrespondentOctober 26, 2012 


From left, Nathan Keepers as St. Judas, Steven Epp as Argan and Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Dr. Wauchovia in PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of "Imaginary Invalid."

JON GARDINER — PlayMakers Repertory Company

  • More information Other highlights: • Friday-Sunday: “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith – Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Nov. 17). $19-$21. 919-968-1515; • Friday-Sunday: “The Leader,” short plays about leadership – Bare Theater at Common Ground Theatre, Durham. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$17. 919-322-8819;

Molière’s 1673 classic, “The Imaginary Invalid,” gets a freshening up from PlayMakers Repertory Company Saturday with a new translation by David Ball (a former director of Duke’s Drama program) and a rethinking from visionary director, Dominique Serrand. This tale of doctors treating (and bilking) a hypochondriac has relevance to today’s health care issues. Paul Green Theatre, UNC. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Nov. 11). $15-$50. 919-962-7529;

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