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Theater Picks, June 19: Bare Theatre stages ‘Macbeth’ at RLT

Bare Theatre stages Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheatre for a two-weekend run beginning Friday.
Bare Theatre stages Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheatre for a two-weekend run beginning Friday.

Bare Theatre stages Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheatre for a two-weekend run beginning Friday.

Rebecca Blum directs this version, which concentrates on how the actions of Macbeth and his wife affect their family (they’ve been given a son) and the families of the other clans (to which children have been added). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (also June 25-27). $15.93 (includes tax). 919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org.

Other highlights

▪ This weekend, Burning Coal Theatre Company adds two more one-person, one-acts to the rotation in its second stage series. Philip Ridley’s “Dark Vanilla Jungle” follows a woman down the dangerous back streets of a large city. Conor McPherson’s “Rum & Vodka” features a man’s boozy tale of love gone wrong. Details at burningcoal.org.

▪ Debra Kaufman’s “Harbor Hope,” at Durham’s Common Ground Theatre, looks at a young social worker’s attempt to help an abused female client but gets in over her head by going beyond professional boundaries. Details at cgtheatre.com.

▪ Theatre Raleigh’s second show in its Hot Summer Nights Series is “A Few Good Men,” the 1989 Aaron Sorkin play (and basis for the popular Tom Cruise movie) about a court martial of two Marines for murder. Details at theatreraleigh.com.

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