This last week of May is a bit of a slack one in the Greensboro arts world. The colleges and universities we rely on for so many of our diversions have boarded up shop for the year, and several nearby theater companies are winding down for the summer.
So, in the vacuum left by the looming summer rises the specter of having to provide your own entertainment. There are a couple ways one could go about doing this: Decamp to Asheville or the Triangle, both of which offer a steady diet of wacky goings on. Work on your summer tan, pulp novel in hand. But if you’re not inclined to do either, there are a couple arts and theater options this week.
From Thursday through Saturday, the young ‘uns over at the Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts are staging an original adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. According to the press release, the show is an “examination of theater as a means of storytelling,” which, I know, sounds a little conceptual for a late May night out. Conceptual or no, it’s pretty much the only game in town. Tickets for students are $4, for adults they are $8. For more information call 336.370.8282 ext. 262 or email email@example.com.
On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, North Carolina journalist J. Peder Zane will be chatting with Fred Chappell and the duo will be welcoming an audience. The question they will be addressing is the same one Zane put to 125 of our greatest living writers: What are the ten greatest works of literature of all time? If you have any suggestions, feel free to bring them along.
Speaking of slack, I should mention one thing that, although it doesn’t technically qualify as a performance, is certainly worth noting. The Community Theater of Greensboro, in partnership with the Little Theater of Winston-Salem, is holding open auditions for The Full Monty at the CTG Studio in the Greensboro Cultural Center on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Yes, that Full Monty. The one with the nudity. The announcement doesn’t say much about what will be required, but bring a bathrobe just in case.
Come June, there will be plenty of arts action, what with summer repertories and all. One of the options for adults and children alike is Theatre 232, a collaboration between UNCG and Triad Stage that will bring education and performance together under one roof at the Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. The event doesn’t really get going until mid-June, but if you are interested in bringing a large group of schoolchildren, visit nctyp.uncg.edu for reservation information,
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