UNCG will continue its production of She Kills Monsters Thursday through Sunday at the Taylor Theatre. The hilarious and elaborate comedy brings to life the world of Dungeons & Dragons and highlights the appeal of fantasy role-playing games. When a young woman returns home after her sister’s death, she finds her game journal and soon finds herself lost in her sister’s action-packed world, filled with fairies, ogres and other fantasies.
Friday and Saturday, Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret is hosting Glory Train, a one-act gospel play presented by FirstFruits Drama Ministry of Saint Matthew’s UMC. The compelling drama tells of nine women who suddenly meet their death on their way to a church convention. The women, excited to go to heaven together, discover that things aren’t quite like they thought.
Also on Friday and Saturday, Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew at The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Salisbury. Performances continue Feb. 26-27.
Hanesbrands Theatre is hosting Garrett Davis’ We Shall Overcome Friday through Sunday in honor of Black History Month. The play is an enlightening and educational dive into The Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was formed to give young African Americans a larger voice in the civil rights movement. The production mixes film and theatre together in order to create a transformative experience about the 1960s and the civil rights struggle.
Previews for Triad Stage’s production of Radiunt Abundunt, by Preston Lane and Laurelyn Dossett, begin on Sunday. The play, which runs through March 13, features two women who are searching for a missing family member, a desperate young woman looking to build a home, an artist with a secret past, and an art collector who discovers a new artist. The contemporary drama, from the creators of Brother Wolf, and Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, weaves together music, story and art. Productions are at The Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro.
Coming up, Theatre Alliance presents Completely Hollywood (Abridged), a fast-paced comedy in which three goofs attempt to reduce 187 movies into a condensed two-hour production, filled with every Hollywood cliché and a few made up movies, too. Performances are Feb. 29 and March 1. !