Terrence McNally’s Tony-nominated “Mothers and Sons” begins a three-week run Friday at Raleigh Little Theatre. The funny and poignant script concerns the difficulties a woman has in accepting her dead son’s sexual orientation, brought into focus when she visit’s her son’s former partner, now in another relationship and raising a son.
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through 10/9). $24 (seniors/students $20; Sunday 9/25 - $15 all tickets). 919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org.
- Theatre in the Parks stages “Southern Baptist Sissies” by Del Shores (of “Sordid Lives” fame), a tragi-comedy about four young gay men looking for acceptance from the church. Details at theatreinthepark.com.
- N.C. State University Theatre opens its season with “Love/Sick,” a series of nine short plays by John Cariani set in an alternate-reality suburbia full of imperfect lovers and dreamers. Details at theatre.arts.ncsu.edu.