found objects

by Mark Burger

This week’s edition of Found Objects kicks off with a production by Winston-Salem’s newest professional theatre. Festival Stage of Winston-Salem presents The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Oct. 22-Nov. 7 at Hanesbrands Theatre in the new Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts complex on Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The Foreigner tells the story of Englishman Charlie who visits a small Georgia town with a friend and becomes entangled in a mysterious plot. The comedy is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Show times are 8 p.m. on Oct. 22-23, 29-30; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28; and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

This week, START Gallery on the campus of Wake Forest University presents Defaced, a selection of works from Wake studio art instructor Alix Hitchcock’s Intermediate Drawing class. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 30.

On Thursday, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host Looking Aloud Gallery Discoveries at 12 noon. Museum staffers will direct visitors to study a single painting in the Virtue, Vice, Wisdom & Folly exhibition and share their thoughts. The exhibit features paintings and prints by William Sidney Mount, Lilly Martin Spencer, Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson and others. The tour is free to members and students, as well as visitors with museum admission.

Winston-Salem Writers will hold a free workshop on Saturday at the Reynolda Manor Library from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to launch its Text to Stage 10-Minute Play Competition. Nathan Ross Freeman, award-winning scriptwriter, filmmaker and the artistic director of Authoring Action will be the featured speaker. Admission is free.

On Thursday, exhibiting artists Sean Pace and Taiyo LaPaix will engage audiences at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) as part of the North Carolina New Contemporary series. The dialogue begins at 7 p.m. For further info, visit:

Finally, Open Space Café Theatre presents Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, which opens Thursday at 8 p.m. Ed Craczyk’s play about the reunion of the Jimmy Dean Fan Club runs through Oct. 30. Tickets range from $10 -$20. For further info, call 336.292.2285.