Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “August: Osage County,” Tracy Lett’s darkly comic piece about family dysfunctions. The stellar cast includes TV soap star Dorothy Lyman, “Mad Men” regular Pamela Dunlap, Broadway’s Lisa Brescia and Lauren Kennedy and PlayMakers favorite Julie Fishell. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh. 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Dec. 9). $24-$35. 919-480-5166; theatreraleigh.com.