‘Mend A City: The Movement’ premieres at Paul Robeson Theatre
North Carolina A&T State University and Paul Robeson Theatre present Mend A City: The Movement written by Tabia Mawusi, Xulee and Phillip J. Lightfoot and directed by Vanecia J. This explosive theatrical performance tells the story of protest, praise and power. Perfect for Black History Month, the production uses rhythm and prose to boldly catapult audiences into a world of racism, revolution, rebirth and renewal.
Mend A City: The Movement is an inspiring call-to-action that speaks directly to the hearts of men and women and will inspire them to rise, awaken and make a change.
Performances for this production will be Feb. 15, Feb. 16, Feb. 17 all at 7:30 p.m. with a showing at 3 p.m. as well on Feb. 17. The last showing will take place on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. the cost for adults is $17, $11 for senior citizens and non-A&T students, children ages 12 and under are $6 and A&T students with an Aggie One Card is free. For tickets call (336)334-7749 or visit www.ncataggies.com. For Group Rates call (336)334-7519.
Triad Stage will be presenting Our Town from Feb. 14 until March 4 at the Hanesbrands Theatre. According to the press release, for the citizens of Grover’s Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the boy-next-door meets the girl-next-door. Set in an all-American small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life while one has it and to relish every moment – no matter how mundane it seems – for it is those small moments that are truly miraculous. A partnership production with UNCSA.
University of North Carolina Greensboro will be presenting Heather’s the Musical Feb.15 at 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the Taylor Theatre. According to the press release, “Based on the 1980’s cult film, Heathers: The Musical chronicles the senior year of Veronica, who hates the social hierarchy of high school. Who doesn’t? But when she finally gets a taste of popularity, she learns that it comes at quite a cost. In her attempt to break the status quo, she accidentally creates a new one. A status quo of death. Witness teen angst in its highest form, as Veronica puts the popular kids in their place – six feet under.” Adult tickets are $18; student tickets are $12, UNCG student tickets and UNCG retirees are $9.
The High Point University Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Amish Project, a play by Jessica Dickey, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 19-21 in the Empty Space Theatre. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public at www.highpoint.edu/theatre or by calling the Box Office at (336) 841-4529. According to the press release, “This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.” Called a “remarkable piece of writing” by the New York Times, the play was inspired by the tragic 2006 shooting at a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The characters are fictional, but some represent people who were involved in the incident.” Due to the nature of the true story around which this play is constructed, some content contains mature themes and language not recommended for young children.