The Arts

Actions and Objectives continues this week at Triad Stage

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This is the last week of Triad Stage’s original production, Actions and Objectives, by Preston Lane. Set in a small town, the play highlights the community’s struggles, from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, while a local theatre company digs up the past and prepares a play for the town’s sesquicentennial.

Meanwhile, the theatre’s Winston-Salem location (operating out of Hanesbrands Theatre) will present another thought-provoking drama on societal issues: And So We Walked. With previews beginning this Wednesday, the drama features a Native American woman (the very playwright) who traces her ancestry to the Trail of Tears. Production continues through April 30.

Also new this Wednesday is North Carolina A&T University’s In the Red and Brown Water, a powerful story of a woman driven to a tragic, horrific act. Running through Sunday and then again April 27-30, the family drama is told in a unique way, weaving fables with realism.

The Drama Center of City Arts also presents food for thought this week, but in a more playful manner, with More Fun than Bowling by Steven Dietz, a philosophical comedy, which uses the game of bowling as a metaphor for life. Play runs Wednesday through Sunday and April 27-30.

See Theatre Alliance director Jamie Lawson make a rare appearance on stage this Friday through April 30 in the production Flames, a three-man suspense thriller. One year ago Edmond died in a horrible fire and took with him the dreams of his fiancée, the trust of his best friend, and the answers to the questions revolving around his death and the terrible crime he committed. But on a stormy night at the cemetery where he rests, the secrets from his past are revealed.

Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of Peter Pan opens this Friday and runs through May 7 at its Starr Theatre. On Saturday, the theatre is hosting a special event, An Evening in Neverland, an annual fundraiser for the theatre and its youth programs. The event includes the production, as well as a silent auction, food and live music at the Cone Event Center. Visit ctgso.org for more information.

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