Bare Theatre follows up its successful summer production of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays with “Richard III” at Raleigh’s Sonorous Road Theatre. The production, which continues the story of England’s succession of kings, has four actors in the same roles from the Henry VI plays, including Seth Blum as Richard III and Rebecca Blum as Margaret.
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Nov. 20). $18 (seniors/military $15, students $10). 919-803-3798 or baretheatre.org.
- Durham’s Common Ground Theatre begins a two-weekend run of Chapel Hill-based playwright Mark Cornell’s new play, “Two Turtle Doves.” The play concerns a girls basketball coach and his affair with his assistant coach, a former team member. Details at cgtheatre.com.
- North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre stages comedian Steve Martin’s clever play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” beginning this weekend. Details at nract.org.
- Duke University’s Duke Players offer A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” a play with 18 different scenes of upper middle class families as they dine (and die out). Details at theaterstudies.duke.edu/events.