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“Betrayal” at Aurora Theatre

Playwright Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” is a story of infidelity and deception. Yet, this production finds two of the city’s top theater artistic directors joining forces, not stabbing each other in the back. Aurora’s producing artistic director, Anthony Rodriguez, plays Robert in “Betrayal.” Freddie Ashley, the artistic director at Actor’s Express, is the director. In fact, Ashley is returning for his eleventh Aurora Theatre production. The cast includes husband and wife team Mark Kincaid and Tess Malis Kincaid. Since it’s told in reverse chronology, “Betrayal” certainly keeps the audience on its toes.

8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Oct. 3-28. $20-$30. Aurora Theatre. Free parking at 153 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com.


Alessio Bax at Spivey Hall

This Italian pianist kicks off Spivey Hall’s latest season with a classical lesson in approaching the 88 keys. You’ll hear some Brahms, some Kreisler and a good chunk of Rachmaninov. Bax holds the distinction of winning the much lauded Leeds Competition in 2000. His latest disc, “Rachmaninov: Preludes and Melodies,” has garnered its own fair share of acclaim with Classics Today.com calling it “impassioned, world-class Rachmaninov.”

3 p.m. Oct. 7. $40. Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. 678-466-4200, www.spiveyhall.org.


“The Big Guns: or Whose Little Lily Is She?” at ACT1 Theater

Through songs and six guns this production spins a yarn about a pair of cattle barons and a sassy saloon siren named Lily. It’s all presented in a style reminiscent of the classic crooning cowboy Westerns starring the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Time-honored tunes such as “Oh My Darling, Clementine” and “Sweet Betsy From Pike” may tap the inner recesses of the audience’s minds and have some cowpokes and cowgirls singing along.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6. $10. ACT1 Theater, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989, www.act1theater.com.