Theater Picks

The best theater picks, April 5

CorrespondentApril 4, 2013 

"Lear" is "a freaky, postmodern take on Shakespeare’s greatest play, King Lear."

  • Other highlights • Friday-Sunday: “Cabaret,” by Kander and Ebb. PlayMakers Repertory Company, Paul Green Theatre, UNC. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through April 21). $15-$50. 919-962-7529; • Friday-Sunday: “Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein. NCSU University Theatre, Kennedy-McIllwee Studio Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through April 21). $16-$18. 919-515-1100;

Duke University’s Department of Theater Studies offers a postmodern take on Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Written by New York playwright Young Jean Lee, her “Lear” puts the emphasis on the young people who, after kicking the king and other fathers out of the palace, must learn to be on their own and deal with their own mortality. Sheafer Theater, Duke. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through April14). $10. 919-684-4444;

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