Theatre Raleigh's Hot Summer Nights series takes on the moving musical, "Parade," the true story of the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager accused of rape and murder. His commuted sentence led to mob violence, bringing about the beginnings of the Anti-Defamation League. Zachary Prince and Lauren Kennedy star. Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through July 27) $25-$27. 919-480-5166 or theatreraleigh.com.
• Theatre in the Park’s “The Coarse Acting Show” is a spoof of overdone, hammy productions that give provincial theater a bad name. Four one-acts, including a “lost” Shakespeare play, give variety to the hilarity. Details at theatreinthepark.com.
• Carrboro’s ArtsCenter stages its annual “10 by 10 in the Triangle” production starting Friday night, offering ten 10-minute plays selected from over 750 submissions. Details at artscenterlive.org.
• Friday at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., the one-act play, “Moving Pieces,” takes its audience to a variety of locations in Raleigh’s Warehouse District, with scene changes prompted by text messages. Details at movingpiecesraleigh.com.