With all the rain we’re getting this week, some inside entertainment is the perfect way to relax after a long day. Going to see a show is also a great way to get the kids out of the house— but without catching colds.
Wednesday, Carolina Theater is showing Monty Python and the Holy Grail as part of its Summer Film Fest. The exaggerated comedy depicts King Arthur and his knights as they search for the Holy Grail.
Friday through Sunday, Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem presents West Side Story at the Arts Council Theater. Youth actors from the Children’s Theater Summer Camp will perform the stage adaptation.
Friday, Theatre Alliance presents a one-night-only stage reading of Medea, an adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy. Centering on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, the reading details how Jason uses the sorceress Medea to make it past a dragon and capture the Golden Fleece.
After marrying Medea and fathering her two children, Jason abandons her for a more favorable match, never suspecting the terrible revenge she will take.
Paper Lantern Theatre Company is gearing up for their new season with a fundraiser this Sunday at Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret. See the feature to the left for more details on Girls with Guitars.
Tuesday, Piedmont Opera presents an HD showing of Enchanted Island from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City at Hanesbrands Theatre.
The Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show is a contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche.
In other news, Twin City Stage has auditions coming up August 24 for The Outsiders. There are roles available for nine males (ages 14-21), three females (ages 14-18), two women (ages 25- 60) and three men (ages 25-60). Visit twincitystage.org for more details. !