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May 8, 2014

Theater productions in the Charlotte area

Musicals and plays running or opening soon include “Other Desert Cities” at Actors Theatre of Charlotte and “Hair” at Theatre Charlotte.

Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’

Through Saturday: Jon Robin Baitz’s play is about a woman who shows up at her wealthy parents’ desert home with a tell-all memoir, threatening to reveal a damaging secret. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.

‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’

Through May 31. Tony Kushner’s two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” runs in repertory (sometimes on the same day). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

‘THE BIG LEBOWSKI’

May 14-25: Citizens of the Universe, which specializes in live interpretations of film scripts, turns to the Coen brothers’ comedy. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.

‘HAIR’

May 16-June 1: The hit-filled “American tribal love-rock musical” (“Let the Sunshine In,” “Hair,” “Easy to Be Hard”) summons the era of hippies, antiwar protests and free love. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.

‘THE FIRST LADY’

May 17-18: Rozlyn Sorrell, Roderick Warner and Leshea Stukes star in this inspirational drama about a bishop’s wife who leaves her husband and ends up at a small Greensboro church. Scottish Rite Temple, 4740 Randolph Road. 704-365-3579; www.obsidianmediagroup.org.

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