Before jumping into this week’s list of shows, let me first say how appalled I am to hear about the events during a performance at Greensboro College last week.
During the play, It Stops Here, a studentwritten production about sexual assault and victim’s experiences, students in the audience cat-called and made rude gestures and sounds during the performance, even during a character’s monologue about her rape. The assault has launched a Title IX investigation at the school. It honestly makes me think less about humanity and question our progression as a society—quite ironic given all of this happened in light of Greensboro’s celebration of equality and social progression.
Triad Stage continues to highlight the intricacies of one Mississippi family in its production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams this week through September 20.
Speaking of a complex family, nothing beats the strangeness of The Addams Family, which features the famous darkhumored and pale-faced Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Cousin It, daughter Wednesday, son Pugsley and, of course, their servants Lurch and Thing. When Wednesday falls in love with a normal boy—gasp—the family isn’t quite sure how to handle the news.
Kernsersville Little Theatre beings the first production of its new season this week with The Marvelous Wonderettes, a musical about an all-girl band and their memories spanning from High School to their 10-year reunion. The production features classic songs from the 50s and 60s.
High School students interested in attending UNC School of the Arts should check out the institution’s open house on Friday for a guided walking tour and introduction to faculty and students. Online registration is required.
Wednesday and Thursday, The City Arts Drama Center is holding auditions for Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables, from 5-7 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Auditions are open to children in grades 4-9. There will be cold readings from the script. The show, which will run Oct. 16-18, is a funny and lively version of familiar tales such as the Tortoise and the Hare, and Fox and Grapes.
In other news, the City Arts Drama Center offers four monthly Drama Education Workshops, including the Improv Club, Drama Center Pictures, Drama Center Playwright’s Forum and the Director’s Laboratory. All are open to the public and meet on the first floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center. You can drop in, register online at thedramacenter.com, or call 373- 2974. Each workshop is $25 a year. !