ARTS Pick: Getting Near to Baby

Anya Rothman and Evelyn McKenney star as Little Sister and Willa Jo. Anya Rothman and Evelyn McKenney star as Little Sister and Willa Jo.

The setting is 1960s rural North Carolina and two little girls have come to stay with their batty Aunt Patty in the wake of a younger sibling’s death. Y. York’s play adaptation of Getting Near to Baby offers a poignant look at grief through the eyes of children and adults, as Willa Jo and Little Sister navigate a complex tapestry of characters. From cool neighborhood kids to snobby charm school teachers, allies and enemies abound in a timeless drama based on the Newberry Award-winning children’s novel.

Through 2/22. $20-25, times vary. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

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