Playmakers Repertory Company’s second stage series, PRC2, continues this weekend with the world premiere of “The Story of the Gun” by popular comic monologist and actor, Mike Daisey. This one-man show looks at America’s gun obsession with serious wit and keen insight. Daisey’s wife, Jean-Michele Gregory, directs. Kenan Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$45. playmakersrep.org.
• “The Electric Baby” by Stefanie Zadravec gets its regional premiere beginning this week from Josh Benjamin Productions at Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre. The 2012 script follows six people brought together by a tragic accident to care for a magical dying baby. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (through Jan. 19). $10. burningcoal.org.