Jennifer Haley’s “The Nether” explores the cross-section of technology and desire in a future where virtual reality blurs truth and hides danger. Durham’s Manbites Dog Theater stages the regional premiere of the sci-fi thriller under Jules Odendahl-James’ direction.
8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through April 23). $25 Friday (opening reception), $20 Saturday (student/senior/military discounts available). 919-682-3343 or manbitesdogtheater.org.
- Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park stages “The Elephant Man,” based on the life of John Merrick, the deformed young man who went from freak attraction to society celebrity. Details at theatreinthepark.com.
- N.C. State University Theatre mounts Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” in Titmus Theatre. Details at ncsu.edu/theatre.
- Meredith College Ensemble Theatre will finish up its run this weekend of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in the Jones Hall Studio Theatre. Details at meredith.edu.