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Theater in the Charlotte area

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‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’

Through Sunday: Theatre Charlotte presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1948, centering on the relationship between a rich Jewish widow and a thoughtful African-American man serving as her chauffeur. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.

‘FUN WITH STEM’

Through Sunday: Science, technology, engineering and math are explored through magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling and unicycling. Cory the Clown stars. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.

‘SPELLING 2-5-5’

Through Sunday: Jennifer Overton’s play is about two siblings, one a champion speller and one a youngster with autism who discovers a hidden talent. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte performs the U.S. premiere. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828.

www.ctcharlotte.org.

‘PETER PAN’

Through Sunday: Matthews Playhouse stages the musical that takes Wendy, John and Michael to Neverland, where – along with Peter – they battle Captain Hook. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. East, Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

‘BLESSED ASSURANCE’

April 3-12. Starving Artist does Steve Willis’ adaptation of Allan Gurganus’ novella about a salesman (James K. Flynn) who recalls his years selling insurance to poor African-Americans in the rural South. Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-348-5740; www.blumenthalarts.org.

‘THE SUNSHINE BOYS’

Through April 13: CPCC Theatre does Neil Simon’s comedy about two vaudevillians whose lifelong feud has turned friends into enemies. Pease Auditorium at CPCC, 1200 Pease Lane. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

‘SHAKESPEARE’S R&J’

April 6-13: Three Bone Theatre presents Joe Calarco’s adaptation. It’s about four prep school boys who pick up a copy of “Romeo and Juliet,” read it aloud after hours and find events in the play spilling over into their lives. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.

‘ON STRIVER’S ROW’

April 10-12: The Livingstone JBD Players do Abram Hill’s satire about class consciousness among African-Americans. The daughter of an upper-class family is about to enter elite society, but a woman excluded from that circle decides to sabotage the girl’s debut. Tubman Little Theatre, Livingstone College, Salisbury. 423-946-8314.

‘THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT’

April 10-May 3: Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does Steven Adly Guirgis’ play, which takes place in a purgatory courtroom where famous characters discuss the nature of good and evil. 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’

April 17-May 10: When Brooke Wyeth arrives at her parents’ Palm Springs mansion on Christmas Eve with the manuscript of her tell-all memoir, she unearths a family secret. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.

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