The best theater picks, Feb. 1

CorrespondentJanuary 31, 2013 


From left, Mikaal Sulaiman as Walter Lee Younger and Miriam Hyman as Beneatha Younger in PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of "A Raisin in the Sun."

COURTESY OF JON GARDINER — PlayMakers Repertory Company

  • Other highlights: • Friday-Sunday: “Good” by C. P. Taylor, a holocaust drama with music. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Raleigh. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through 2/17). $15-$25. 919-834-4001; • Friday-Sunday: “Bus Stop” by William Inge. Raleigh Little Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (through 2/24). $12-$20. 919-821-3111;

PlayMakers Repertory Company alternates two related plays over the next month, starting on Saturday with a double-header. Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 drama, “A Raisin in the Sun” follows an African-American family’s move into an all-white neighborhood, while Bruce Norris’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner,“Clybourne Park,” tells the story of the white family that sold the home to them. Paul Green Theatre, UNC-CH. “Raisin” - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; “Clybourne” - 7:30 p.m. Saturday (through 3/3). $15-$50. 919-962-7529;

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