Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s “The New Electric Ballroom” tells a dark but funny tale of three sisters in a remote fishing village, where they pass the time with rituals and reminiscences concerning a crucial night decades ago. Fantasy, poetry and hard truths swirl together in this haunting piece. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday (through March 9). $12-$17. 919-682-3343; manbitesdogtheater.org.
Other highlights: • Friday-Sunday: Bare Theatre – short plays (“The Hitler Youth Knife" by R. Alex Daves, “Fun House” by Jordan Carlson and “The Tape Recorder” by Pat Flower). Common Ground Theatre, Durham. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$15. 919-322-8819; baretheatre.org.