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by Lenise Willis

Continuing this week through Sunday is No Rules Theatre Company’s comic farce Black Comedy, a play about a desperate sculptor who, hoping to impress his fiancé’s father and a potential patron, “borrows” a few antiques from his absent neighbor.

After a fuse blows in his apartment there is a hilarious race against time to set things right before the lights come back on. Performances are in the Hanesbrands Theatre.

Thursday, The Winston-Salem Symphony presents An Evening with Sir James Galway at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, providing a unique opportunity to hear the internationally renowned flutist.

Also beginning Thursday, GTCC’s Jamestown campus performs its first musical, 9 to 5: The Musical, a hilarious tale of female friendship and revenge, in the on-campus Fine Arts Theatre Thursday through Saturday and April 11-13. The play, using humor to portray an important message, tells of office life in 1979 and the glass ceiling for women.

Put a star on your calendar for Friday, as it marks the opening night of several productions going on in the Triad. For starters, for a single performance only, Keigwin+Company, a dance company, will perform at 8 p.m. in UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium.

Also on Friday, Triad Stage’s Pyrle Theatre will be teeming with enthusiasts, with two exciting productions on its main stage and upstairs cabaret space. In the UpStage Cabaret, Touring Theatre of North Carolina presents its literary performance of Todd Johnson’s The Sweet By and By, a novel that captures the voice of Southern women while portraying the challenges of the elderly. Performances are Friday through Sunday and again April 12-14.

On Triad Stage’s main stage the classic love story My Fair Lady premieres Friday and continues through May 5. With 10 actors performing as more than 20 characters, the “re-imagined” play is fun, complex, witty and beautiful, as two unlikely characters — a rich and proper man and a lowly, poor woman — are brought together through a bet.

Also running Friday through Sunday is a special benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, in which proceeds will benefit the V-Day movement and the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, both of which are organizations for the prevention of domestic violence. Performances are at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

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