Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern finishes its season with the premiere of “And the Ass Saw the Angel,” based on Nick Cave’s novel. Adapted by John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski, it’s the harrowing tale of a mute young man in a poverty-stricken Southern community. His abusive mother, demented father and the closed-minded religious townspeople lead him to seek terrible retribution.
Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. May 22-June 6. $5-$15 (May 22 opening, $20). 919-682-3343 or manbitesdogtheater.org.