Looking to escape the heat this week?

Seek refuge in one of our local theatres. There’s plenty to check out this week.

If you’re in denial and still longing for the days of March Madness, check out Triad Stage’s new drama, Common Enemy, this week through June 28 at The Pyrle in Greensboro. The play was inspired by North Carolina’s wonderful obsession with college basketball, and centers on a college town in an uproar over an assistant professor’s threat to their school’s attendance in the NCAA.

Theatre Alliance’s Stand by Your Man:

The Tammy Wynette Story, a play about the country star’s rise to fame, continues this week through Saturday.

Thursday through Saturday, The Drama Center and Guilford County Schools present their joint production of Romeo and Juliet at Barber Park. Admission is free with donations accepted. It’s suggested that audience members bring a blanket and snacks or picnic dinner. The play is part of the collaboration’s fifth annual Summer of Shakespeare.

Opening Friday is Kernersville Little Theatre’s fun, drama-filled comedy, Pajama Game, featuring the new foreman at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory and the head of the union’s Grievance Committee, both of whom aim to settle a union strike and a quickly developing romantic relationship.

Coming soon in the next few weeks is Twin City Stage’s auditions for Is He Dead? Stay tuned for more information or visit for details. The theater is also hosting 21 summer camps beginning in late June and continuing through August. Its first summer camp will culminate in a production of James and the Giant Peach on June 28. Tickets for the production are $12 for adults and $6 for children.

And since summertime is the time for children’s camps and kids productions (seeing as they’ve been liberated from school), the Drama Center of City Arts is about to kick-off its youth productions, as well. Look for more information on its performance of Into the Woods in the coming weeks. !