Theater Picks

The best theater picks, February 21

CorrespondentFebruary 20, 2014 

Beginning this weekend, Duke Performances hosts Brooklyn’s Hoi Polloi for an eight-day run of “Republic.”

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    • Beginning this weekend, Duke Performances hosts Brooklyn’s Hoi Polloi for an eight-day run of “Republic,” an inventive, dreamlike theater piece about the way Americans come together and fall apart. The venue is Durham’s Manbites Dog Theatre. Details at dukeperformances.duke.edu.

    • Author and actor E. Patrick Johnson finishes a run of his one-man show, “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South,” Friday and Saturday in the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre. Details at sweettea-theplay.com.

Bare Theatre presents a third installment of “Let Them Be Heard” – adaptations of accounts by former slaves, documented by the Works Progress Administration. The hourlong shows are staged at Durham’s Historic Stagville in and around the former plantation’s existing slave cabins. The presentation includes a lantern-lit walking tour. 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22 (through March 1). $10. 919-620-0120 or baretheatre.org.

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