N.C. authors and playwrights come together at Carrboro ArtsCenter for “Redbird,” a one-act play festival with commissioned works spread over two different performances. The first set includes “Saints Have Mothers,” adapted by Jane Holding from a novella by Allan Gurganus, “Linnaeus Forgets,” adapted by Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke from a story by Fred Chappell, and “Life Without Water,” adapted by Michael A. Smith from a novel by Nancy Peacock. The other set offers “The Fire of Freedom,” by Howard L. Craft, inspired by David Cecelski’s book, and “Property,” an original work by Dana Coen. Set one plays Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Set two plays Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (through March 22). $14-$18. 919-929-2787 or artscenterlive.org.
▪ North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre is staging Lillian Hellman’s classic drama of malicious gossip and ruined lives, “The Children’s Hour.” Details at nract.org.
▪ N.C. Theatre and Broadway Series South host the national tour of Tony-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the story of an orphan boy who lives out his dreams and becomes Peter Pan. Details at nctheatre.com.