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Theater Picks: GASP Theatre Co. stages ‘Dream of the Burning Boy’

Riley Hough and Grace Briskman in GASP Theatre Company’s production of David West Read’s “The Dream of the Burning Boy.”
Riley Hough and Grace Briskman in GASP Theatre Company’s production of David West Read’s “The Dream of the Burning Boy.”

GASP Theatre Company, a mix of Cardinal Gibbons High School alumni and area professional actors, stages David West Read’s “The Dream of the Burning Boy” in the classrooms and hallways of Gibbons High. The play looks at the effect of a popular student’s death on students and teachers, especially after a bombshell revelation comes to light.

7:30 p.m. July 15-16, 22-23. $5. 919-364-0535 or bit.ly//gaspburningboy.

Other highlights

  • Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage summer program presents “Bat Boy, The Musical,” in which a half boy, half bat tries to find love and acceptance in the “normal” world. Details at raleighlittletheatre.org.
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre brings the regional premiere of the 2010 Off-Broadway musical, “Heathers,” to its stage this weekend. Based on the popular 1988 film, it’s a dark comedy about a high school cheerleading clique and the new girl who tries to join them. Details at nract.org.
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