Theater Picks

The best theater picks, October 11

CorrespondentOctober 10, 2013 

Clint Lienau plays William Shakespeare in HiSTORYstage’s production of John Heimbuch’s “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead.”

COURTESY OF LARRY EVANS — Courtesy of Larry Evans

  • Other highlights

    • Friday-Sunday: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” – N.C. Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $46-$76. 919-831-6941 or

    • Friday-Sunday: “Beauty and the Beast” – touring company of the Disney musical. Durham Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $40-$95. 919-680-2787 or

Zombies have invaded lots of classic literature lately, and now, it’s the Bard’s turn. HiSTORYstage’s production of John Heimbuch’s witty “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead” is set in 1599 London where plague-ridden madmen roam the streets, causing the Globe Theatre to become both safe haven and quarantined prison. Common Ground Theatre, Durham. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (also plays Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre Oct. 24-27). $12-$18. 919-339-1558 or

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