Noel Coward’s classic romantic comedy, “Private Lives,” gets the Playmakers Repertory Company treatment beginning this weekend. Julie Fishell and Jeffrey Blair Cornell star as the divorced couple thrown together again at a Riviera hotel. Michael Raiford’s swanky set design includes café tables for an extra fee for those who wish to be closer to the action. 7:30 p.m. Friday preview and Saturday opening; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Feb. 9). $15-$55 (students $12). playmakersrep.org.
• The Carrboro ArtsCenter’s Playwrights Roundtable presents an evening of one-acts by area writers Mark Cornell (“Bad Thing”), John Paul Middlesworth (“In and Out”) and Paul Newell (“Heritage Speaking”). 8 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12. artscenterlive.org.