by Lenise Willis

After temperatures have crept up to the 90s, only to drop to a wet chill, the unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant weather may have a cushy theater seat calling your name. This week, there are at least a sparse number of lingering theater events, before the big boom of September openings.

Professional actors and faculty in the High Point University department of theater presents the classic production of Waiting for Godot Friday through Sunday in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Proceeds from all performances will benefit HPU theater scholarships. The play, by Samuel Beckett, is an absurdist piece about two men waiting for a guest who never arrives. The London Times called it, “one of the most noble and moving plays of our generation.”

Also on Friday, City 616: Peculiar People, at 614 S. Elm St., is hosting a fundraiser dinner. For $60 a plate or $100 per couple, the formal evening will include a pan-Asian dinner, drinks, desserts and live entertainment by an opera singer, classical pianist and more. Diners are encouraged to don their best Asian attire. City 616 just finished its second year of teaching Drama to the kids of Boys & Girls Club and Salvation Army.

Continuing its runs through Sept. 1 is Theatre Alliance’s hilarious, all-male production, Nunset Boulevard, which follows the latest exploits of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama — a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge — and not the famed “Bowl” they were planning on.

The Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum will hold auditions for its 29 th Evening of Short Plays: Scenes from the Attic this coming Monday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center.

It features eight plays by local playwrights ranging from 7-17 pages and will use an attic as the setting. Roles are available for characters ages 15-75. Performances will be held on Sept. 26-29 at the City Arts Studio Theatre. For more information, visit thedrama-