by Lenise Willis

Triad Stage’s mysterious play, Underneath the Lintel or the Mystery of the Abandoned Trousers wraps up performances this week through Sunday.

Paper Lantern Theatre Company continues Mrs. Mannerly, a comic tale about a 10-year-old boy studying etiquette, through Sunday in Triad Stage’s Up-Stage Cabaret. Performances will then move to Winston-Salem’s Hanesbrands Theatre.

Continuing this week through Oct. 12, Community Theatre of Greensboro presents The Fantasticks, called the longest running musical in the world. The funny, romantic musical features a love story and such Broadway classics as Try to Remember.

Thursday, UNCG Theater presents William Shakespeare’s love triangle and beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, at the Taylor Theater on campus.

Also on Thursday, The Carolina Theatre and 107.5 KZL will bring an onslaught of wonderfully dirty humor to the stage when they present SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody.

Also new this weekend is Shared Radiance Performing Arts Company’s performance of The Tempest. The production actually travels to different outdoor areas, so on-lookers should be prepared to move along with the actors every 15-20 minutes. Performances are Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Jamestown’s Turntable and Sunday at 4 p.m. at Oka T. Hester Park. Tickets are $5.

Opening soon, on Oct. 17, is Greensboro Children’s Theatre’s The Twelve Dancing Princesses, a classic fairytale.

Twin City Stage’s The Outsiders, a tale of teen rivalry, will hit the stage Oct. 18 and 19.

And now that October is finally here, it’s already time to start gearing up for Halloween haunts and productions!

Already open is Woods of Terror on Elm Street, offering an approximate 2-hour tour down a trail of ghouls and phobias. Look for a feature on the new additions in next week’s issue. Kersey Valley’s Spookywoods, which has an epic haunted castle at the end of its haunt, is also already open for business.

Coming soon, on Oct. 18 and 24, Greensboro is hosting An Evening of Ghost Stories at Governor Morehead’s Blandwood, 447 W. Washington St. Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown, a retired librarian and educator, will weave her magic with spine-tingling stories, historic legends and fanciful tales about North Carolina. Admission is $5. !