PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2015-16 main stage series with “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner. The play concerns a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who has distanced himself from his Muslim roots.
When he and his wife host a dinner party, conversations escalate into violent arguments over religion and politics, forcing him to consider why he has foregone his heritage. Paul Green Theatre on the UNC campus. Sept. 16-Oct. 4. $15-$54. 919-692-7529 or playmakersrep.org.
- Journey back to the 1980’s with the Cary Players’ production of Wendy Wasserstein’s “Isn’t It Romantic?” Two New York women try to balance the liberated view of “having it all” with the traditional view of marriage and family. Details at caryplayers.org.
- Ira Levin’s entertaining comedy thriller, “Deathtrap,” opens Forest Moon Theater’s new season in Wake Forest’s Renaissance Centre. Details at forestmoontheater.org.