PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-17 season with the first of its PRC2 second stage productions, “Draw the Circle,” written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen. The story of one immigrant Muslim family’s coming to terms with a daughter transitioning to a male looks at the need for understanding and unconditional love.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $35- $48. 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org.
- Tiny Engine Theatre and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre stage Heidi Schreck’s “Creature,” about a woman plagued by demonic visions in 1401. Details at tinyenginetheatre.com.
- The Women’s Theatre Festival continues this weekend with Kate Tarker’s “Thunderbodies” at Burning Coal Theatre and Sarah Treem’s “The How and the Why” at Sonorous Road Theatre. Details at womenstheatrefestival.com.