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by Lenise Willis

Halloween is over and all the ghosts, goblins and murderers have cleared the streets and the stages, leaving room for new dramas.

The first new drama worth noting is Twin City Stage’s A Time to Kill, a heart-wrenching tale about a small Mississippi town divided over race, an unspeakable crime and a controversial trial.

Another new drama this week is Greensboro College Theater’s Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve, running Wednesday through Sunday in the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in the Odell Building on campus. The play, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s short stories about Adam and Eve, begins in the Garden of Eden where the battle of the sexes begins. The story then moves along to present day with the first couple, now in their 40s, who are dealing with the annoyances of middle age and high-powered careers.

The theater is also performing The Rimers of Eldtritch Friday and Saturday, as well as continuing Nov. 13-15. The play explores the dark side of morality in a churchgoing rural Missouri town that later becomes the site of a shocking crime. Performances are at Sternberger Auditorium in Founders Hall.

Also this week through Sunday is Triad Stage’s final run of its own heartfelt tale, The Member of the Wedding, a play about a 12-year-old tomboy longing to belong.

Next week is the Drama Center’s Livestock Players’ production of Bonnie and Clyde. The musical highlights the infamous couple’s escapades from their childhood and life of crime, before ending with the two criminal lovebird’s sudden deaths. Performances are Nov. 14-16 and 20-23 at the Stephen Hyers Studio Theater in the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Also coming soon is UNC School of the Arts’ symphony orchestra, Friends in Music. The school’s new chancellor, Lindsay Bierman, will guest star and narrate for Britten’s iconic Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Later in November, Shared Radiance Performing Arts Company’s ShakesCollage, a school tour of a compilation of Shakespeare’s classic literature , will begin touring with a special preview at Turntable in Jamestown on Nov. 19.

In other news, Kernersville Little Theatre will be performing the childhood classic Charlotte’s Web beginning Nov. 14. !

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