Vivienne Benesch stages Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” at PlayMakers Repertory Company beginning this weekend. It’s her first show as the company’s new producing artistic director, but she’s established her credentials at PRC with three previous productions over the past five years. The classic story of failed hopes and relationships is in a world-premiere translation by Libby Appel.
$15-$59. Jan. 23- Feb. 7. 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org.
- North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre starts its two-weekend run Friday of Christopher Durang’s satire on wedded woes, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” Details at nract.org.
- Friday night, the Cary Arts Center presents the tour of “Forbidden Broadway,” the long-running spoof of stage musicals. Details at nando.com/3bo.