Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park stages the regional premiere of Bill Cain’s 2009 play, “Equivocation,” in which Shakespeare is asked by James I’s court to write a play about the Gunpowder Plot. The trouble is, the court wants to control the truth rather than show it.
The play resonates with today’s headlines about terrorism and government cover-ups. June 5-14. $22 (seniors/students/military $16). 919-831-6058 or theatreinthepark.com.
▪ Tonight, Seed Share Art’s “Moving Pieces: 2” continues the story of Austin and Meg, set in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. The audience moves as the play progresses, informed by phone texts about the next location. On First Fridays, May through September. Details at seedraleigh.org/moving-pieces2.
▪ N.C. State University Theatre’s summer series continues with the musical revue, “Side By Side By Sondheim,” playing tonight and Sunday (through June 21) in repertory with two other shows. Details at ncsu.edu/theatre.
▪ Opening Friday night, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, in co-production with Actors Comedy Lab, present “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora and Delia Ephron. The play uses clothing to trigger women’s funny and poignant memories. Details at nract.org.