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New this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, is a collection of new stories, presented by The Drama Center of City Arts’ An Evening of Short Plays–Fairy Tale Mash Up. The original show was created after local playwrights were challenged to combine fairy tales and create new ones.

Performances are in the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Friday is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of West Side Story, the classic tale of two idealistic lovers caught between two warring gangs in New York City. Performances of the musical run through March 20.

Also on Friday, and continuing 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. Performances are in the Congregational United Church of Christ on Radiance Drive instead of at the Carolina Theatre.

Continuing this week through March 13 is Triad Stage’s world premiere of Radiunt Abundunt, a story about a spiritual, uneducated artist, an art scholar, and a long-lost sister and daughter. The contemporary drama uses music, projections and paintings to tell a story of artful expression, mental illness, spiritual beliefs and family. Productions are at The Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro.

Kernersville Little Theatre will perform its final runs this week through Sunday of 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.

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

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