The Arts

Actions and Objectives continues this week at Triad Stage

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Continuing this week is Triad Stage’s original production by Preston Lane, Actions and Objectives, set in the same town as its original predecessor Common Enemy.  When a new small-town theater company plans a production to celebrate the town’s sesquicentennial, the community’s past and present struggles, from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, are brought to light. Production contains adult language and themes, and runs through April 23. Next Wednesday Triad Stage will bring And So We Walked to Hanesbrands Theatre, a drama that highlights a different set of societal struggles, this time highlighting the challenges faced by Native Americans.

Thursday through Saturday UNC School of the Arts presents, Right You Are (If You Think You Are). The funny, philosophical play asks the question of what is “true,” as a group of friends attempts to uncover the relationships of some neighbors whose behavior can’t be explained.

New this week, Thursday through Saturday, and just in time for Easter, Theatre Alliance of Winston Salem presents a stage concert, The Last Supper. But the production isn’t quite about what you may think. Instead of just highlighting Jesus’ last moments with his apostles, the story highlights the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci and his struggle to finish his most famous mural. Actors will perform as Leonardo, Jesus and the 12 apostles, while singers express the meaning and emotion of their actions through song.

Also Thursday through Sunday, Mountcastle Theatre will present the energetic comedy Greater Tuna at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The comedy, set in the third smallest town in Texas, features two lively actors playing more than 20 characters.

North Carolina A&T University’s next production is coming soon, next Wednesday through Sunday and then April 27-30. Part fable, part family drama, In the Red and Brown Water is a powerful story of a woman driven to a tragic, horrific act (cutting off her own ear) by circumstances out of her control.

Also next Wednesday through Sunday and April 27-30 the Drama Center of City Arts presents More Fun than Bowling by Steven Dietz, a philosophical comedy, which uses the game of bowling as a metaphor for life.

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