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The Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival is still running for one last week, this Thursday through Sunday, if you’re interested in seeing some new and developing works. Performances are free at the Milton Rhodes Center.

Ongoing this week through March 13, Triad Stage presents another original from the creators of Brother Wolf and Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. A product of the collaboration of Preston Lane and Laurelyn Dossett, the play Radiunt Abundunt 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 uses music, story and art to bring the story to life. Productions are at The Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro.

New this weekend, Kernersville Little Theatre performs Exit Laughing, a comedy about a weekly bridge night between ladies, until one of them passes. That’s when Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern women from Birmingham, snatch their friend’s ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and a wild night. Performances are at James Fitzpatrick Auditorium on select days through March 6.

Friday and Saturday, Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew at The Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Salisbury.

Also on Saturday, Krankies in Winston- Salem will host the first of a monthly series, “Unsafe Place Comedy Showcase.”

Monday and Tuesday, 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.

Next Friday through March 13, Open Space Café Theatre performs The Andrews Brothers, a madcap musical comedy about the threatened cancellation of a USO show for the troops.

Next week The Drama Center of City Arts presents an Evening of Short Plays–Fairy Tale Mash Up, an original show created after local playwrights were challenged to combine fairy tales and create new ones. The performance in the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center is comical and creative, and runs March 3-5.

Also coming up for The Drama Center is its children’s theatre production of Narnia, which will run March 11-13 at the Odell Auditorium at Greensboro College. !

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