Our best bets for what’s on stage this month features Broadway and classics

Joey Collins and Nemuna Ceesay in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Molière’s 1664 comedy “Tartuffe.”
Joey Collins and Nemuna Ceesay in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Molière’s 1664 comedy “Tartuffe.” HuthPhoto

“The Christians” and “Tartuffe”

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s double bill alternates Lucas Hnath’s 2015 play about a mega-church pastor’s sudden change in his beliefs and Molière’s 1664 comedy “Tartuffe,” in which a seemingly pious man’s hypocrisy is exposed.

The details: Feb. 1-Mar. 11. Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, UNC campus. $15-$57. 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org.

“Bad Jews”

Joshua Harmon’s 2013 Off-Broadway hit takes a loving but acidly funny look at Jewish siblings fighting over their late grandfather’s prized possession, revealing larger questions of faith among millennials.

The details: Feb. 8-25. A Big Wig Production at Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. $10-$18. 919-753-6626 or abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com.


Martin Sherman’s 1979 play about Nazi treatment of gay people follows the journey of one man from wild Berlin nights to certain death in a concentration camp. Richard Gere played the lead on Broadway in 1980, and Clive Owen starred in the film version in 1997.

The details: Feb. 9-18. Justice Theater Project at Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh. $15-$22. 919-264-7089 or thejusticetheaterproject.org.

“Gideon’s Knot”

A mother’s determination to learn the truth about an incident involving her son at school leads to heated arguments with his teacher about violence and bullying in Johnna Adams’ 2012 play.

The details: Feb. 16-Mar. 4. Bartlett Theater at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. $15-$25. 919-808-2203 or bartletttheater.org.

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From left, Shannon Malone plays Heather and Lakeisha Coffey plays Corryn in Bartlett Theater’s prodcution of “Gideon’s Knot.” Jesse Presler

“Burn This”

Sonorous Road Theatre inaugurates its repertory company with Lanford Wilson’s 1987 Off-Broadway hit about a young dancer’s death, affecting his dance partner, her former boyfriend and the dancer’s dangerous brother, who becomes involved with her.

The details: Feb. 16-Mar. 4. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. $16-$20. 919-803-3798 or sonorousroadrep.org.

And for Broadway musical fans

▪ “Les Misérables”: Durham Performing Arts Center. Jan. 30-Feb. 4. Sold out, but resale tickets available at high markups – check the website. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.

▪ “Little Shop of Horrors”: Raleigh Little Theatre. Feb. 9-25. $24-$28. 919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org.

▪ “Hairspray”: N.C. State University Theatre. Feb. 21-25. $17-$27. 919-515-1100 or theatre.arts.ncsu.edu.

▪ “Assassins”: Theatre in the Park. Feb. 23-Mar. 11. $24-$30. 919-831-6058 or theatreinthepark.com.

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