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Theater Picks: Bare Theatre puts a new spin on ‘Love Letters’

From left, Audrey Taylor and Damien Tomczyk in Bare Theatre’s “Love Letters.”
From left, Audrey Taylor and Damien Tomczyk in Bare Theatre’s “Love Letters.” Yorgason Photography

Bare Theatre brings A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” back to the Triangle in a new concept. The story of Andrew and Melissa’s lifelong correspondence as friends, eventually drawing them together romantically, has three separate pairs of actors, each representing a different period of the correspondence. Rebecca Blum directs. Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh.

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. $18 (senior/military $15; students $10). Through Feb. 28. 919-322-8819 or baretheatre.org.

Other highlights

  • Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical comedy, “Sweeney Todd” finds a home at Raleigh Little Theatre beginning this weekend. Details at raleighlittletheatre.org.
  • NCSU’s University Theatre stages Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Leading Ladies,” in which two actors decide to pass themselves off as females to inherit a fortune. Details at ncsu.edu/theatre.
  • Cary Players offer Susan Sandler’s romantic comedy, “Crossing Delancey,” this weekend and next in The Cary Theater. Details at caryplayers.org.
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