This week through Sunday, Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem will highlight the life of the musical legend in its production of Hank Williams: Lost Highway. The play, which includes such songs as, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” follows the singer and songwriter’s rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to the height of his career at the Grand Ole Opry and his eventual self-destruction at 29.
Wednesday through Saturday, UNC School of the Arts presents The Duchess Of Malfi by John Webster and adapted by Jesse Berger. The play, from the Jacobean era, follows a widow who remarries beneath her and is punished by her vengeful brothers. Full of lust, violence and poetry, the production is recommended for mature audiences of 17 years and older.
New this week, opening Thursday and running through April 9, is Open Space Café Theatre’s production of the dual romantic comedy and drama Stop Kiss, in which two women kiss in a public park and are transformed by the violent attack that follows.
Also new this week, just in time for the Easter holiday, is The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s family friendly musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which opens Friday and runs through April 9.
UNC Greensboro will highlight new works Thursday through Sunday during its MFA Student Directed One Acts A event. Two productions, Wolf Child by Edward Mast and In the Garden of the Selfish Giant by Sandra Fenichel Asher, will perform in the Brown Building Theatre on campus.
As a follow up to Preston Lane’s Common Enemy, comes another Triad Stage original this Sunday through April 23. Set in Hawboro after the recent fiasco with the Zebulon Zebras basketball team, this new drama explores the contemporary South, highlighting a community’s past and present struggles from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter. When a new theatre company announces a production to celebrate the town’s sesquicentennial, the contemporary concerns of the artists and community echo the struggles of the town’s first citizens. Production contains adult language and themes.