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by Keith Barber

F o u n d OBJECTS

To celebrate the Theatre Alliance’s 25 th anniversary, artistic director Jamie Lawson presents not one, but two holiday events beginning this week 9see cover story on page XX). Beginning Friday, Theatre Alliance presents Plaid Tidings: A Forever Plaid Christmas, by Stuart Ross. Plaid Tidings tells the story of heavenly harmony quartet that is propelled back to Earth, just in time for a Yuletide concert. Show dates are as follows: Dec.12-13 and Dec. 17-20 at 8 PM. Additional showtimes are as follows: Dec.14 and 21 at 2 pm, and Dec.13 and 20 at 4 pm. Ticket prices range from $12- $16. Theatre Alliance supporters can use their “Flexpass” for entry to the show. In addition, Theatre Alliance offers a much-needed break from the stress of the holiday season with its production of A Holiday Pause with Mrs. Claus. Performances will be held on Saturday and again on Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and $10. For further information, call 336.723.7777. Theater Alliance is located at 1047 Northwest Boulevard in Winston-Salem. On Sunday, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company presents the hottest holiday musical, Black Nativity, for the eighth consecutive year. Each year segments of the production are changed to refresh and enhance the extraordinary talents of cast members. This electrifying production, filled with toe-tapping gospel music, brilliant costumes and Afrocentric dance, is a holiday favorite. Show time is 3 p.m. at the Arts Council Theatre located at 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. On Saturday, Dec. 13, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s annual production of A Christmas Carol takes to the High Point Theatre stage. Attending a performance of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition. With its spectacular scenery, beautiful costumes, stunning lighting, glorious music and Dickens’ moving tale, A Christmas Carol captures the bright spirit of the season. Tickets range from $21-$31. Also on Saturday, the Reynolda House Museum in Winston-Salem presents A Christmas Memory, a one-woman show starring Robin Voiers. Show time is 5 p.m. and ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $8 for members and students. Finally, the the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is showing three new video works by celebrated Mexican artist Carlos Amorales in December. This SECCA exhibition includes the works: “Rorschach Test Animation” (Dec. 10-19), “Faces” (Dec. 20-28) and “Manimal” (Dec. 31-Jan. 4). Fusing Latin mythologies and urban folklore with personal experience and digital technologies, Amorales creates a fluid world where familiar images are capable of invoking anxiety, wonder and fear. In so doing, he questions the nature of our daily certainties. The show is part of the larger video program at SECCA entitled Psychedelic, which runs through Jan. 4. SECCA is located on Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Admission is free.

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