Theater Picks

The best theater picks, February 7

CorrespondentFebruary 6, 2014 

Rasool Jahan as Dr. Vivian Bearing in "Wit" by Margaret Edson.

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  • • Meredith College’s Ensemble Theatre stages Boston playwright John Greiner-Ferris’ “Turtles” in the Studio Theatre this weekend. The story centers on a young mother struggling to keep her two children while battling homelessness. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $5-$10. meredith.edu/calendar.

    • Durham’s Common Ground Theatre presents Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” a play of class unrest in which two housemaids plot the demise of their employer. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (through Feb. 15). $10-$12. cgtheatre.com.

    • “Celebration,” an adaptation of the 1998 Danish film about family secrets revealed at a father’s 60th birthday, is staged by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in Durham’s Shadow Box (715 Washington St.). 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (through Feb. 22). $12-$15 (students $5-$8). littlegreenpig.com.

The Justice Theater Project’s production of Margaret Edson’s moving and enlightening Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Wit,” stars Rasool Jahan as Vivian, a college professor undergoing treatment for cancer. Vivian addresses the audience, taking a look back at her life – her diagnosis forcing her to decide what life is really all about. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Raleigh, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Feb. 16). $15-$20. thejusticetheaterproject.org.

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