by Lenise Willis
Wednesday marks the opening night of one of Broach Theatre’s ever-popular Tuna performances, Red, White and Tuna. Showing at the Broach Theatre Wednesday through June 30, the production is the third installment in the Tuna trilogy and takes the audience on a hilarious journey through one of the smallest towns in Texas. New and old characters gather at a Fourth of July Tuna High School class reunion.
In honor of the passing week’s Flag Day, the Kernersville Little Theatre continues to present its patriotic musical Kilroy Was Here! Thursday through Sunday at the James Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Set in 1942 Brooklyn, the comedy salutes the brave men and women who served in the military and back home during WWII.
Also showing Thursday is Fashionistas, an adaptation of the classic story of Echo and Narcissus, by Theatre 232 in the UpStage Cabaret. Treachery abounds in this story of unattainable love as The House of Narcissus gears up for the fashion show of the season; an activist plots to destroy the show, the supermodels can’t find their shoes, Echo is in love with Narcissus, and Narcissus is simply consumed with himself. Play runs through June 30.
Saturday, Hanesbrands Theatre screens Pihos: A Moving Biography, a documentary which explores the life of former Philadelphia Eagle All Pro and NFL Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos and his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-media dance and film presentation was created by Pihos’ daughter, Melissa, a graduate of UNCG. Saturday’s showing will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
The loveable, honey-crazed bear Winnie-the-Pooh continues to entertain kids in UNCG’s Brown Building Theatre now through June 30.
Triad Stage continues its production of The Illusion, a comic fantasy that tells the story of a man who seeks the help of a mysterious sorcerer to learn what has become of the son he banished years ago. Play runs now through July 1. See feature to left.
Xanadu, a musical comedy, continues its run at Theatre Alliance until July 1. The play follows a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens to California in 1980 to help inspire a struggling artist.