New this week is UNC Greensboro’s performance of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play Wednesday through Sunday at the Brown Building Theatre. The play, which takes place after civilization has fallen, centers on a group of survivors who begin to piece together the plot of a “The Simpsons” episode from memory; the audience then follows the progression of the episode as it evolves over time, until a new performance is inspired 75 years later.

Thursday through Sunday, UNCG’s opera department presents Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites (In English) in the UNCG Auditorium.

Also on Thursday, UNC School of the Arts presents Pericles, the Shakespearean classic about a wandering prince up against shipwrecks, pirates, knights, tournaments, kings and romance. Play runs through next Saturday at Patrons Theatre on campus.

Triad Stage is opening its newest production this week with Fences, the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about intergenerational conflicts in the 50s, as well as social justice and the tradition of storytelling. The production runs Sunday through May 1.

Coming up next week, Twin City Stage will present its largest show of the year, The Wizard of Oz, at the Arts Council Theatre. Check out next week’s issue for a special profile on the opposing witches.

The award-winning flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook, will be at the Carolina Theatre next week, on April 16. The tour highlights the Juno Award winner’s latest album, One World. In addition to headlining concerts and festivals, he has also opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall.

Greensboro Drama Center Children’s Theatre is practicing for its production of Much Ado About Nothing at the end of the month. The youth production of the classic Shakespearean comedy will be at the Tanger Bicentennial Garden April 29–May 1. The center suggests audience members bring a picnic to enjoy during the show. Admission is by donation.

The Center is also preparing for its musical revue, Ghost of the Blues, which will run at the Caldcleugh Multi-Cultural Arts Center April 22 – 24. The story tells the history of the blues through the eyes of such icons as Billie Holiday, Ma Rainy, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Bessie Smith. !