Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

Meet Bernard and Jacqueline – the wayward couple of Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s season-ending Don’t Dress for Dinner, a romantic farce by Marc Camoletti that opens this weekend. Their vacation takes a turn for the disastrous when their lovers appear and make life miserable for their new cook. Tickets start at $10.

On Saturday, Triad Stage artistic director and Bloody Blackbeard playwright Preston Lane hosts a public reading of his latest creation in the new UpStage Cabaret. The play features the largest ensemble in the young theater’s history – 25 actors and musicians. Call Triad Stage at 336.274.0067 for more information.

Spring is the season when the mind turns to gardening, and if you’re Elsewhere, that means it’s time to launch another project, The Urban-Green Campaign. If you’re interested in helping out, you can attend the first community meet-up on Saturday afternoon.

Award winning set designer Ming Cho Lee delivers the university commencement address at NC School of the Arts on Saturday. He will be preceded by sculptor Jesús Moroles, who will do the honors at the high school ceremony.

Filmmakers in their third and fourth years at the school will screen films on Thursday and Friday at the Main and Babcock Theatres. Tickets are just $5.

The final activity exploring the Green Hill Center’s Facing South exhibition happens Wednesday when sculptor James Barnhill leads a lunchtime discussion of his work commemorating the Greensboro Four. You provide the lunch, he brings the knowledge.

Here’s another lunchtime activity: A Press 53 chat room discussion with short story author Susan Woodring on Tuesday. You can read her story “Birds of Illinois” online at and login with your questions and reactions.

RSVP Community Theatre in Asheboro holds auditions for an upcoming production of Gypsy on Saturday and Tuesday at the Moring Arts Center. Auditionees will be expected to sing and dance, so wear loose-fitting clothes and be prepared to belt.

The Sanctuary hosts a screening of Dalai Lama Renaissance on May 30. The documentary features commentary by 40 of the world’s leading thinkers who travel to India to meet the exiled Dalai Lama. Tickets are $10, $7 for students, and will be available the night of the screening.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum cancelled a Jasper Johns exhibition scheduled for September. They have not announced a replacement yet, but we will continue to keep you updated.