North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre offers the Triangle premiere of “Carrie, the Musical,” based on the popular Stephen King novel about the awkward teenager with telekinetic powers. The show was a famous disaster on Broadway in 1988, but a revamped version staged off-Broadway last year fared much better. James Ilsley directs. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through Nov. 3). $12-$17. 919-866-0228 or nract.org.
• Friday-Sunday: Carrboro ArtsCenter – “The Whipping Man,” a play by Matthew Lopez about a Confederate soldier and his former slaves. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through Oct. 27). $10-$16. 919-929-2787 or artscenterlive.org.