The best theater picks, Jan. 18

CorrespondentJanuary 17, 2013 

From left, Jane Holding, Jim Dadosky, MaryKate Cunningham, and Phil Watson will take part in a workshop production of A Queer Kiss” which encourages talk about bullying at Deep Dish.

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  • More information Other highlights: •  Saturday: “The Parchman Hour,” a play by Mike Wiley about the 1961 Freedom Rides. Cary Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $24-$26. 919-469-4069; townofcary.org.

Deep Dish Theater Company offers a look at new play development this weekend with a workshop production of Chicago-based playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s “A Queer Kiss,” an exploration of parents dealing with the brutal bullying of their son. Audience comments are encouraged after each performance. University Mall, Chapel Hill. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12 ($50 for Saturday fundraiser). 919-968-1515; deepdishtheater.org.

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