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by Lenise Willis

Saturday, NCShakes will host a fundraiser featuring a formal afternoon tea and appetizers and a show of fashions from humanity’s earliest times. Tea and Fashion: The Ancients — Fashions from the Cradle of Civilization will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at the NCShakes Spirit Center. Tickets are $50, half of which is tax deductible.

New this Sunday is the culminating final performance of Community Theatre of Greensboro’s summer program, Onstage and InFocus, a collaborative two-week camp and final performance showcasing participants of varying abilities and ages.

This coming Monday at 7:30 p.m., Hanesbrands Theatre presents a live in HD simulcast of the National Theater of Britain’s The Audience starring Academy and Olivier Award-winner Helen Mirren in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. The play imagines a series of pivotal and private meetings between 12 prime ministers, from Churchill to Cameron, and their queen.

Still performing through next Saturday, June 29, is Theatre 232’s God of Carnage in the Brown Building Theatre. As two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner, attitudes dissolve into childish manners.

Also continuing its performances through June 29 is Noodle Doodle Box, Theatre 232’s child-appropriate play at the Brown Building Theatre. The play follows the zany actions of two competing clowns and their eventual cooperation.

Judith of Bethulia, an outrageous and bawdy celebration of the Hollywood Biblical epic, will also continue its performances by Theatre 232, a Triad Stage and UNCG collaboration, through June 29 in the Upstage Cabaret, immediately following Tennessee Playboy.

Triad Stage’s mainstage production of Tennessee Playboy, Preston Lane’s original redneck romance, also continues through next Sunday, June 30. This Friday there will be a special wine tasting sponsored by Our State magazine after the performance. The play walks on a fine line between stereotype and reality as it depicts an old forgotten truck stop and its redneck locals who eventually revere a young man for killing his father.

In other news, Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts is holding a series of children’s theatre camps, the second of which is running June 25-27. Visit deltaartscenter. org to register. Cost is $35 per camper.

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