The weather may be gorgeous and calling your name, but sometimes it’s nice just to escape the heat. And a few productions this week can help you do it.
Twin City Stage continues its production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Thursday through Sunday. The adult comedy is relatively new, premiering in 2012 before winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The riotous comedy features a brother and sister who stayed in their childhood home to care for their aging parents, and one glamorous sister who left for a successful acting career. When she returns with a special 20-something, sex-crazed boy toy, things get out of hand in the small Pennsylvania town. Spike’s special strip tease alone makes going to see the play worth it. It will definitely keep you laughing.
Friday through June 14 is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Winnie the Pooh Kids at Starr Theatre. Children will love following along with Winnie and his pals as they try to rescue Christopher Robin who has been captured by the mysterious Backson.
New on Sunday is Triad Stage’s Common Enemy, a world premiere drama about March Madness. When North Carolina’s Zebulon College goes to the NCAA for the first time, the campus gets riled up as an assistant professor threatens the school’s athletic program. Play continues through June 28 in Greensboro.
Next Friday, Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents another one of Gary Taylor’s original ballets, Celtic Legends. The production, filled with leprechauns, fairies and creatures of Irish fantasy, celebrates the music and folklore of Ireland’s captivating culture.
Also next weekend, opening on Friday, is Theatre Alliance’s Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, a play that leads the audience through the country star’s rise to fame. Play continues through June 20.
Kernersville Little Theatre’s Pajama Game, a fun comedy about a union strike at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, is opening soon on June 19. !