Theater Picks

The best theater picks, April 26

CorrespondentApril 26, 2013 

From left, Kevin Silva and Eric Swenson in Deep Dish Theater Company's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

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    Friday-Sunday: “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” presented by Hot Summer Nights – Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday (through May 5). $22-$25. 919-480-5166; theatreraleigh.com.

    Friday-Sunday: “Spring Training” – musical and spoken word riff on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” by UNIVERSES ensemble. PlayMakers Repertory Company, Kenan Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$40. 919-962-7529; playmakersrep.org.

Chapel Hill’s Deep Dish Theater Company stages Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” beginning Friday in University Mall. This dark comedy is filled with memorable Irish characters whose village lives are disrupted and changed by the arrival of a Hollywood film crew on a nearby island. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through May 18). $14-$21. 919-968-1515; deepdishtheater.org.

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