May 22, 2014

Theater productions in the Charlotte area

Musicals and plays running or opening soon include “Angels in America” at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and “The Big Lebowski” at UpStage.

Musicals and plays running or opening soon.


Through Sunday: 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.


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.


May 29-June 1. James Briggs performs Leonard Nimoy’s one-man play about painter Vincent Van Gogh; the show includes 100 high-resolution projections on a large screen. Stage Door Theatre, Fifth and College streets. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.


May 29-June 15: Charlotte Shakespeare opens its summer season with this lesser-known comedy about courtiers who hole up in the forest and forswear women – until ladies break in upon their hermitage. The Green, First and Tryon streets. 704-625-1288; www.charlotteshakespeare.com.

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