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by Lenise Willis

UNCG has two main events this weekend.

Friday-Saturday, the dance faculty will present a concert in Aycock Auditorium, and Friday through Feb. 19 the theatre department presents Stage Door, an American comedy about a group of young actresses who live in a boarding house for women in 1930’s New York. Performances are at Taylor Theatre.

Thursday through Sunday, Twin City Stage continues Welcome to Mitford, a play about a beloved bachelor, Father Tim, who leads a congregation in Mitford. His life changes radically when he first takes in an unruly orphan, and then falls in love with his neighbor.

Friday, Broach Theatre Company and Community Theatre of Greensboro present Driving Miss Daisy at the Broach Theatre. Plays runs through Feb. 19.

Saturday, the Hanesbrands Theatre will show an HD Simulcast of the Met Opera’s Gotterdammerung. A showing of Traveling Light from Britain’s National Theatre is scheduled for Monday.

Stained Glass Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s play based on a black family’s experiences in a Chicago neighborhood, Fridays- Sundays until Feb. 19.

Also running now until Feb. 19 is Festival Stage of Winston-Salem’s musical Oil City Symphony at Hanesbrands Theatre. The theatre is transformed into a high school gymnasium where four graduates of the ‘60s reunite to give a recital in honor of a favorite teacher.

This week kicks off one of Triad Stage’s biggest undertakings, presenting Reynolds Price’s trilogy New Music. Sunday is the premier of Part 1, which covers the first two plays August Snow and Night Dance. Part 1 runs through March 17. Part 2, which includes the last play of the set, Better Days, will be presented Feb. 21-March 18. (See feature to left) Next Wednesday, Menopause the Musical premieres at Carolina Theatre. Set in a department store, the play features four women who meet at a lingerie sale and bond over making fun of their hot flashes, forgetfulness, wrinkles and mood swings. Together the women realize that menopause is a perfectly normal stage in a woman’s life and there’s no need to keep it a secret. Play also contains parodies from the classics of the ‘60s, 70s and 80s.

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