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by Keith Barber

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Kicking off this week’s edition of Found Objects is a mid-summer extravaganza of regional theatre. The Paper Lantern Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Theatre Alliance Stage — located at 1047 Northwest Blvd. in Winston-Salem — July 17-26. Shows run daily at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Show will go dark July 20- 21. Sharon Andrews, an associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest University, will direct the debut performance for Paper Latern. Andrews is a member of Virtual Theatre Project, and she recently directed Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. The Greensboro City Arts Drama Center opened its production of West Side Story on July 10 at the Weaver Academy Theatre — located at 300 S. Spring St. in Greensboro. The good news is the show returns for a weekend run, July 17-19. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For further info, call 336.272.0160. Crosslove Theatre presents For Richer or Purim, an adaptation of the biblical story of Esther, July 17-19. The theatre is located at Lindley Park Church, 4010 Walker Avenue in Greensboro. The Open Space Café Theatre presents Rounding Third, a two-man show about a baseball coach who wants to win at all costs and his assistant, who thinks the kids should play for the love of the game. The show runs July 16-25 at the theatre venue located at 4609 W. Market St. The Open Space Café Theatre is also offering a fourweek summer Shakespeare Experience of Classes and Performance for future thespians in grades 6 to 12. The dates are as follows: On July 20-24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the theatre will offer classes in acting and speaking Shakespeare verse, stage combat, voice, diction and hip-hop dance. Casting for A Midsummer Night’s NY Dream will be based on class presentations, work and audition pieces used throughout the week. The cast will be announced on July 24 with a read-through on July 27. From July 27–Aug. 13, the theatre will hold rehearsals and technical theatre work on set construction, lighting, and costumes. Performances of A Midsummer Night’s NY Dream will run Aug. 14-16. There is a $35 registration fee if paid after June 19. Class tuition is $125. Actors receive a $25 stipend following final performance. For further info, call 336.292.2285. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will host a Community Day featuring artist Lee Walton at the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative at 606 and 608 s. elm st. in Greensboro on July 18 beginning at 1 p.m. For further info, call 336.725.1904. And finally, the Carolina Theatre continues its 2 nd annual Summer Film Festival and tribute to the Coen Brothers with a screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou? July 15 at 7:30 p.m. This brilliant adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey tells the story of three escaped convicts in search of treasure in the depression-era south. Admission is $5 with student and group discounts available. For further info, call 336.333.2605.

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