Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park starts the Halloween season off early with its production of “Dracula,” beginning Friday. Artistic director Ira David Wood III has adapted the Bram Stoker novel; Ira David Wood IV plays the fabled vampire.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26; 3 p.m. Sept. 13, 20, 27. $22 (seniors, students and military $16). 831-6058 or theatreinthepark.com.
- Chicago-based theater company, Manual Cinema, presents “Mementos Mori” in Duke’s Shaefer Theater Friday night, combining paper puppets and live actors on camera, projected on three screens. Details at theaterstudies.duke.edu.
- Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings its highly praised production, “A Drop in the Bucket,” to the N.C. Museum of Art’s outdoor stage this weekend. Details at ncartmuseum.org.