N.C. Theatre brings celebrity power to its production of Driving Miss Daisy, which opens Friday in Raleighs Fletcher Opera Theater. Broadway and TV star Sandy Duncan plays the title role in Alfred Uhrys 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the relationship between an elderly Southern woman and her African-American chauffeur in the 1940s. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (through May 11). $42-$62. 919-831-6941 or nctheatre.com.
• “Camp Followers,” by area playwright Rudy Wallace, is offered as reader’s theater at the N.C. Museum of History Friday night. The drama follows slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Details: ncmuseumofhistory.org.
• Carrboro ArtsCenter’s Playwrights Roundtable presents new short plays Saturday night from Triangle writers Paul Newell, Paul Middlesworth, Mark Cornell, Paul Baerman and Ken Wolpert. Details: artscenterlive.org.
• There’s still time to catch Theatre in the Park’s revival of its 2001 hit musical, “Pageant.” The show spoofs beauty contests with the added twist that all parts are played by men. Details: theatreinthepark.com.