by Lenise Willis

Thanks to the 17Days Festival there are numerous plays going on this week.

New this Wednesday, Triad Stage kicks off its first full season at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston- Salem with another mysterious play. “Underneath the Lintel or the Mystery of the Abandoned Trousers“ follows a librarian’s journey after finding a 113-year overdue library book with mysteries scribbled in the margins.

Thursday, FaithAction presents “A Place for Us: A Musical Revue about Unity and the Immigrant Experience“ for its annual fundraiser. The show features local professional singers, actors and dancers performing pieces from popular musical theater shows like “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Man of La Mancha.”

Also opening this week, on Friday, is Twin City Stage‘s “Into the Woods,” an adult fairytale that tells both sides of the story “” the light and the dark. See feature to left for a behind-the-scenes look.

Friday and Saturday, Greensboro College presents “The Whale,” a play about a 600-pound recluse in Idaho who seeks to reconnect with his longestranged teen daughter, only to find her sharp-tongued and unhappy.

Also on Friday and Saturday the Greensboro Historical Museum on Davie Street presents “5 by O. Henry,” a presentation of five short stories by the local notorious novelist. Show includes live vintage music.

Another varietal show that requires a smaller attention span is “All The World’s A Stage,” an evening of monologues, scenes and musical numbers by Richard B. Harrison Players and the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega.

My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” as performed by Kernersville Little Theatre, is coming to a close this week with its last run on Sunday. The play at Korner’s Folly includes some of Sinatra’s biggest musical hits.

Open Space Café Theatre continues to present Neil Simon’s first play, “Come Blow Your Horn,” at Carolina Theatre’s The Crown through Sunday. The comedy highlights the pitfalls of life as a ladies’ man as shown through the stark contrast of two brothers.

This week through next Sunday, Sept. 28, a mysterious and hilarious spy will grace Triad Stage for the energetic comedy “The 39 Steps,” a play based on Alfred Hitchcock‘s work. !