Bare Theatre, the Triangle’s roving Shakespearean troupe, is staging a run of “Measure for Measure” in yet another venue, this time Chapel Hill’s venerable Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street. Director Beverly Schieman sets the play in 1920s Paris to reflect the work’s probing of sexual desire and social norms. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (through April 4). $18 (students/seniors/military $15). 919-322-8819 or baretheatre.org.
▪ Manbites Dog Theater hosts a run of an original cabaret, “Paris 76,” beginning Friday night, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Vamps and con men mix with comedians and singers in an evening of “existential desire.” Details at manbitesdogtheater.org.