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Theater Picks: NC State Theatre’s summer series opens with ‘Tea with Edie and Fitz’

University Theatre presents the regional premiere of Adam Pasen's “Tea with Edie and Fitz” with Jackson Cooper as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Katie Barrett as Zelda Fitzgerald. “Tea with Edie and Fitz” will be performed during TheatreFest 2017, June 1-25th.
University Theatre presents the regional premiere of Adam Pasen's “Tea with Edie and Fitz” with Jackson Cooper as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Katie Barrett as Zelda Fitzgerald. “Tea with Edie and Fitz” will be performed during TheatreFest 2017, June 1-25th. Ron Foreman

N.C. State University Theatre’s summer series begins this week with Adam Pasen’s “Tea with Edie and Fitz.” The 2013 play, about the only meeting between authors Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald, imagines what made them never speak to each other again. Rachel Klem and Jackson Cooper star. 7:30 p.m. June 1-3; 2 p.m. June 4 (through June 18). $20 (seniors $18; students $12). 919-515-1100 or theatre.arts.ncsu.edu.

Other highlights

  • Theatre Raleigh’s summer series begins with “Smokey Joe’s Café,” the musical revue that showcases the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Details at theatreraleigh.com.
  • Raleigh Little Theatre’s final show of the season is the Broadway musical “Avenue Q,” a show with puppets that’s definitely for adults. Details at raleighlittletheatre.org.
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