Theater Picks

Best theater picks, July 26

CorrespondentJuly 26, 2013 

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    “The Hollow Crown” – English kings and queens through letters, poetry and music. hiSTORYstage at Durham’s Common Ground Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; (Also, 6:30 p.m. August 1-4 at Sertoma Amphitheater in Bond Park in Cary). $10. 919-339-1558 or

What better for late summer doldrums than a show that takes place at the beach? Charles Busch’s “Psycho Beach Party,” opening Friday at Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park, might sound like innocent fun, with its zany mash-up of 1960’s surfing movies and Hitchcock-like suspense thrillers -- but leave the kiddies home for this naughty, campy spoof. 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through August 4). $16-$22. 919-831-6058 or

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