This weekend seems to be a college theater festival, with three Raleigh campuses offering contemporary and classic works:
N.C. State University: “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard, an exhilarating blurring of past and present centering on Lord Byron. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Oct. 6). $16-$18. 919-515-1100 or ncsu.edu/theatre.
Meredith College: “The Three Sisters,” by Anton Chekhov, a look at the dreams and desires of a privileged family. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall. $5-$10. 919-760-2840 or meredith.edu/news.
William Peace University: “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre, an existential depiction of three characters’ afterlife. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $16-$18. 919-508-2043 or peace.edu/events.