What happens when eight famous historical women, from Susan B. Anthony to Amelia Earhart, band together in their mental hospital ward to strike out at their male counterparts? Find out in Durham’s Common Ground Theatre production of Arthur Kopit’s “Chamber Music.” 8 p.m. April 17-25. $13. 919-384-7817 or cgtheatre.com.
▪ Five southern women, former college swim team members, get together every August on the N.C. coast to renew their friendships in “The Dixie Swim Club.” The Towne Players of Garner stages the comedy April 17-25. Details at towneplayers.org.