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The best theater picks, Oct. 26

CorrespondentOctober 26, 2012 

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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; deepdishtheater.org. • 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; baretheatre.org.

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; playmakersrep.org.

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