Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre stages David Edgar’s 2011 play, “Written on the Heart,” concerning the revisions of the King James Bible before its 1611 printing. A presiding bishop is visited by the ghost of William Tyndale, who attempted the first English bible but was burned as a heretic for it. The play exposes how the King James translation was plagued by religious factions wanting to influence it.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Dec. 18). $25 (seniors $20, students $15). 919-834-4001 or burningcoal.org.
- Durham’s Black Ops Theatre’s production of Adam Bock’s “The Typographer’s Dream” at Manbites Dog Theater follows three employees explaining their jobs, revealing how much their work affects their lives. Details at manbitesdogtheater.org.
- North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre has a new entry in the local holiday theater offerings. “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” spoofs tacky yard decorations and drinking “kegnog.” Details at nract.org.