The best theater picks, Jan. 11

CorrespondentJanuary 10, 2013 

Rinde Eckert and Nora Cole in "And God Created Great Whales."


  • Other highlights: • Friday-Sunday: “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” by Quiara Alegría Hudes, a play about a young Puerto Rican returning from the war in Iraq. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through 1/20). $10. 919-834-4001;

PlayMakers Repertory Company is offering “And God Created Great Whales” on its PRC2 series this weekend. Written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rinde Eckert, the play is a musical journey into the psyche of a composer fighting a degenerative disease as he attempts to create an opera based on “Moby Dick.” Kenan Theatre, UNC. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $30-$40. 919-962-7529;

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