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Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS’

Through Saturday. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does the regional premiere of Craig Wright’s dark comedy about things that go wrong in New Yorkers’ lives after 9/11/2001. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

‘FAT PIG’

Through Oct. 20. Quixotic Theatre makes its debut with Neil LaBute’s edgy comedy about a man who has to explain his attraction to an overweight woman to his boorish pals. UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.

‘TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL’

Through Oct. 20. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic novel, “Tarzan of the Apes,” Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s musical tells the story of Tarzan, orphaned as a baby on the shores of West Africa and taken in to be raised by gorillas. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’

Through Oct. 27. Matthews Playhouse does the Ashman-Menken musical about a carnivorous plant that comes to Earth to take over the world. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

‘OTHELLO’

Oct. 16-19. The five-person troupe Actors from the London Stage presents Shakespeare’s drama about a jealous general who believes his wife has cuckolded him. Anne Belk Theater, Robinson Hall, UNCC. 704-687-8622; www.coaa.uncc.edu.

‘THE AMISH PROJECT’

Oct. 17-Nov. 3. Divina Cook directs Jessica Dickey’s play, a fictional account of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting and the slow emotional healing that followed. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429; www.warehousepac.com.

‘TURNING POINT’

Oct. 19. Margo Wade-Morton debuts her play about a woman who finds that her newfound Christian faith doesn’t stop her past from coming back to haunt her. Little Rock Community Development Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-236-9693; www.blessedblossom.eventbrite.com.

‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’

Oct. 25-Nov. 10. Theatre Charlotte does Joseph Kesselring’s comedy about a drama critic bringing his lady friend home to meet his spinster aunts, who are serial poisoners. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.

‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’

Dec. 26-Jan. 5. A religious satire musical with book, lyrics and music by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, a co-composer/co-lyricist of “Avenue Q.” It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

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