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by Lenise Willis

Continuing its runs through Sunday 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.

New this Sunday is Triad Stage’s Wait Until Dark, a mysterious thriller from the writer of Dial ‘M’ for Murder. Running through Sept. 1-29 (including previews), the play is set in an apartment in the 1960s. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man — with the help of his criminal sidekicks and a few clever disguises — spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting blind woman who lives in the apartment.

In the coming weeks, on Sept. 9, Kerri Mubaarak and students from We Are One at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center will present Rivalry, a play written mostly by teens about the beginning phases of teen violence. The play is in response to a local teenager who was shot dead, which is believed to have been fueled by a rivalry between two neighboring cities. The play consists of one hour of stitchedtogether scenes from a detective, court official and former gang member. Local teens conducted the interviews and wrote Rivalry with the help of several adults. Performances are in the New Garden Friends Meeting worship room.

On that same Monday, Sept. 9, UNCG will host storyteller and musician Bill Harley in the Elliott University Center Auditorium. With material tailored to children and families, Harley combines wry observation with folk, pop and rock music to tell funny tales.

Next, Twin City Stage will present its witty, romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story, a play set in the 1930s about class, manners and marriage. Plays runs on select days Sept. 13-22 at the Arts Council Theatre.

The Greensboro Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for Cinderella, The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale on Friday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center.

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