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Neon Psalms This play by Thomas Strelich is set at an isolated trailer home in the desert of Boron, California. The family consists of Luton Mears (a man obsessed with his turtles and Bonanza), his wife Patina (a religious fanatic) and their daughter (who has a bad reputation). This black comedy asks: Is there a substitute for the love of another human being, and if so, what is the price exacted? June 16-July 16. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave., Charlotte. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.

Next To Normal This new emotional musical follows a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. July 12, 7:30 p.m.; July 13, 7:30 p.m.; July 14, 7:30 p.m.; July 15, 8 p.m.; July 16, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; July 17, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

The Princess Bride Citizens of the Universe presents performances of William Goldman's cult classic. For more information, visit www.citizensoftheuniverse.org. March 16-27. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. 704-374-1982. www.that80sclub.com.

Ragtime Presented by Davidson Community Players. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this production celebrates America's jazz roots and dance rhythms. It also explores the poignant emotional issues of immigration, racism, politics and social upheaval and family ties that are still relevant today. For more information, call 704-892-7953 or visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. June 16, 8 p.m.; June 17, 8 p.m.; June 18, 8 p.m.; June 19, 2 p.m.; June 23, 8 p.m.; June 24, 8 p.m.; June 25, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $12-$22. Davidson College's Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2361.

Rising Water After a levee breaks and a city falls victim to devastating floodwaters, a married couple flees to their attic for survival. By John Biguenet. For more information, call 704-687-0229. March 23, 8 p.m.; March 24, 8 p.m.; March 25, 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.; March 26, 8 p.m.; March 27, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. UNC-Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-8622. home.uncc.edu/.

The Sound of Music Matthews Playhouse of Performing Arts presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved musical. For more information, visit www.matthewsplayhouse.com. June 10, 8 p.m.; June 11, 8 p.m.; June 12, 2 p.m.; June 17, 8 p.m.; June 18, 8 p.m.; June 19, 2 p.m.; June 24, 8 p.m.; June 25, 8 p.m.; June 26, 2 p.m. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

Spring Awakening The journey from youth to adulthood comes alive through morality, sexuality and rock 'n' roll. Contains adult language and content. Sun., March 13, 7 p.m. $20 and up. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Spring One-Act Festival A lively mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced theater students. Contains adult language and content. For more information or tickets, call 803-323-4014 or email boxoffice@winthrop.edu. April 8, 8 p.m.; April 9, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; April 10, 2 p.m. $15 for the public; $8 with Winthrop I.D. Winthrop University's Johnson Theatre, 115 Johnson Hall, Rock Hill. 803-323-2287. www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/.

Tartuffe The Charlotte Shakespeare Festival presents this famous play by Moliere. For more information, visit www.collaborativeartstheatre.com. June 2, 8 p.m.; June 3, 8 p.m.; June 4, 8 p.m.; June 5, 6:30 p.m.; June 8, 8 p.m.; June 9, 8 p.m.; June 10, 8 p.m.; June 11, 8 p.m.; June 12, 6:30 p.m.; June 15, 8 p.m.; June 16, 8 p.m.; June 17, 8 p.m.; June 18, 8 p.m.; June 19, 6:30 p.m. No admission charge (suggested minimum donation of $5 per person). The Green, 435 S Tryon St.

[title of show] An original musical that chronicles the struggles of two writers to create a new musical in only three weeks. It also follows four friends, whose friendships are being tested as their lives progress. June 3, 8 p.m.; June 4, 8 p.m.; June 8, 7:30 p.m.; June 9, 7:30 p.m.; June 10, 8 p.m.; June 11, 8 p.m.; June 15, 7:30 p.m.; June 16, 7:30 p.m.; June 17, 8 p.m.; June 18, 8 p.m.; June 19, 2:30 p.m.; June 22, 7:30 p.m.; June 23, 7:30 p.m.; June 24, 8 p.m.; June 25, 8 p.m. $15 for previews on June 3 & 4; Pay what you can night on June 15; $24-$29 for all other shows. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

Tomas and the Library Lady Tarradiddle Players perform this production that's based on the book by Pat Mora. For ages 7 years old and up. For more information, call 704-973-2828 or visit www.ctcharlotte.org. April 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; May 1, 2 p.m.; May 6, 7:30 p.m.; May 7, 1 p.m.; May 8, 2 p.m. $14-$18. ImaginOn's Wachovia Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St., Charlotte.

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