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Theater productions in the Charlotte area

Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘THE MISANTHROPE’

Through Sunday: Shakespeare Carolina does Timothy Mooney’s new verse translation of Moliere’s 1666 comedy; it’s about a man who falls in love with a woman embodying all that annoys him about humankind. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

‘PASSING STRANGE’

Through June 28: Stew’s musical about a young bohemian who journeys from middle-class black America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.

‘42ND STREET’

Through June 28: Harry Warren and Al Dubin wrote songs for the backstage musical par excellence, with a tap-dancing novice stepping in for an injured star. Davidson Community Players, Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

‘CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS X’

Through June 29: The annual satiric review takes on subjects local and national in “Ten Carolina Commandments.” Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.

‘SHREK, THE MUSICAL’

Through June 29: A lovable ogre sets out to rescue a princess, with a sassy donkey, a short-tempered villain and a passel of fairy tale characters adding to the mayhem. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

‘THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR’

Through June 29: Citizens of the Universe does Shakespeare’s comedy about lecherous John Falstaff and the romance and double-dealing surrounding him. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. www.citizensoftheuniverse.org.

‘GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES’

Through July 12: Rajiv Joseph’s drama, which charts the lives of two people from ages 8 through 38 along a path in which they hurt themselves – and each other. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

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