found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s edition of Found Objects kicks off with Rock the Block, the annual end-of-summer street party, featuring NBA star Chris Paul from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on 4 th Street and in the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. The event features four stages of music and is free to the public.

On Monday, Wake Forest University presents Studio Series I, a series of one-act plays directed by senior theater majors. Featured plays include: “The Boundary” by Tom Stoppard and Clive Exton, directed by Mike Pizzalato; “The Old Petrol Station,” by Tim Thys, directed by Sarah Jean Sparks; “Passive Belligerence,” by Stephen Belber, directed by Reed Pendergrass. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Scales Fine Arts Center on the Wake Forest campus. Tickets are $2. For further info, call 336.758.5295.

On Friday, Twin City Stage opens its 76 th season on with the beloved classic Barefoot in the Park by legendary playwright Neil Simon. Directed by Whit Andrews, Barefoot in the Park represents the first show in the theatre’s impressive lineup this season. A champagne reception will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. Show time is 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $18 for students with a valid student ID. For further info, call 336.725.4001.

lso on Friday, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents the premiere of its production of Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in Berlin in the 1920s, Cabaret offers audiences an experience they won’t soon forget. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. For further info, call 336.723.7777. Cabaret runs through Oct. 3.

Triad Stage at the Pyrle Theatre continues its run of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie this week. Deemed Williams’ first great masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie tells the story of a family on the edge. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The show ends its run with a 7:30 p.m. Sunday night show. Tickets range from $10-$42. For further info, call 336.272.0160.

And finally, on Friday and Saturday, Wake Forest University presents Smash, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s novel An Unsocial Socialist. Smash tells the story of a British women’s college as students explore love, capitalism and human nature. Directed by Wake professor Cindy Gendrich, Smash takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.