If you’re like me and you’re tired of the usual dinner and a movie outing, Triad Stage has something to spice up your date night or evening out with friends. This Friday is opening night for its final production of the season, Don Juan, written by Moliére and adapted by Preston Lane. The mischievous comedy, highlighting the acts of an infamous romancer and seducer of women, is full of wicked adult humor. It’ll also make you and your friends contemplate the meaning of love and trust. I’ve been excited to see the play since director Preston Lane announced its run at last year’s season announcement party. Productions run through June 26.
If you’re in the mood for a thoughtprovoking play, Twin City Stage is also presenting its final production of the season, running Thursday through Sunday. Tuesdays with Morrie is another play sure to spark discussion. Based on the book by Mitch Albom, the play recounts a sports columnist’s time spent with his dying former sociology professor, who relays some of life’s lessons.
If you’re looking for something for the kids, The Drama Center of City Arts, in collaboration with the Guilford County Schools, will hold auditions for Henry IV, Part 1 in the Greensboro Cultural Center Friday and Saturday.
For one performance only this Saturday, Theatre Alliance presents a staged reading of the comedy A Southern Belle Primer (or Why Princess Margaret Could Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma). Follow along with three generations of ladies who prove that being a Southern Belle is a lifetime commitment and a fulltime job.
Next week, High Point Ballet will perform Gary Taylor’s On Broadway, which includes wide-ranging choreography, from the classical ballet of An American in Paris to the tight intensity of Fosse and the throwback jazziness of 42nd Street.
Coming this July is Open Space Café Theatre’s production of the hilarious 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The production features a variety of kids with quirks as they compete to take home the trophy.
In other news, Community Theatre of Greensboro is still asking for donations in order to meet their budget needs of $18,000 before June 30. To make a donation, go to ctgso.org. !