Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre Company is staging “Sea Wall” by Simon Stephens, the first of three one-acts in repertory on its second stage series this month. Directed by Elizabeth London, the play is about Alex (Joey Heyworth), whose seemingly perfect life – wonderful wife and daughter, a love of photography – begins to unravel as he faces life’s unanswerable questions. June 12-28). $10. 919-834-4001 or burningcoal.org.
▪ The Justice Theater Project’s production of the musical “The Color Purple” begins Friday for a three-weekend run at Raleigh’s St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Many performances are already sold out. Details at thejusticetheaterproject.org.
▪ This weekend, N.C. State University Theatre begins its run of Frederick Knott’s gripping thriller, ‘Wait Until Dark,” staged in repertory with two other shows. Details at ncsu.edu/theatre.