Entertainment

June 19, 2014

Theater productions in the Charlotte area

Musicals and plays running or opening soon 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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