This week's best bets: Nov. 13

Topping our list this week: “Murder Ballad,” “Murder Ballad,” “Murder Ballad.” Plus, the ASO returns (if you can get a ticket) and Dad’s Garage opens the one-man “Morgan Freeman Presents …,” which looks at how the media represents black men, touching on everything from Dr. Seuss and Uncle Ben, to prison, white flight, Aunt Jemima and Black Jesus. Sounds intriguing, no? And ambitious.

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Angels of Mercy

“Whistling Psyche” envisions a meeting between Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and pioneering surgeon James Barry, who lived his life as a man but, upon his death, was discovered to have been a woman. The production coincides with the launch of ArĂ­s Theatre, a Celtic-Irish-Scottish theater company that hopes to pick up where the one-time Atlanta company Theatre Gael left off.

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