by Lenise Willis

Now through Sept. 29, Triad Stage continues its new mysterious thriller, Wait Until Dark, from the writer of Dial ‘M’ for Murder. 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.

Beginning Friday and continuing through Sept. 22, Twin City Stage presents its witty, romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story, on select days at the Arts Council Theatre. The play, set in the 1930s, reflects on class, manners and marriage.

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

Next week, High Point Theatre dares to take part in a very gray area of theatre—Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody.

Premiering at the theatre for a single performance next Friday, Sept. 20, the hilarious new comedy brings to life all the naughty fun of the best-selling book.

Also coming up, The City Arts Drama Center is offering classes in improvisational acting, Shakespeare, musical theatre, stage movement and Peter Pan for people of all ages beginning Sept. 24. There is also a special professional acting series for older students encompassing mime, advanced acting, stage movement and techniques of method acting. Prices range from $80 for a regular eight-week class to $160 for the professional series. All classes are held at the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Twin City Stage will host a Community Open House next Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Arts Council Theatre.

This behind-the-scenes look will take visitors on a tour of everything that goes into bringing a show to the stage: from lighting and sound to props and costumes. Guests will also be able to see the gorgeous set of The Philadelphia Story up close, see an actor being aged and learn more about the history of Twin City Stage. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.