The Arts


(Last Updated On: April 5, 2017)


If you’re looking for a thought-provoking drama with a few interwoven laughs, there’s still time to check out Open Space Café Theatre’s production Stop Kiss, in which two women kiss in a public park and are transformed by the violent attack that follows. The production runs this week through Sunday.

Also continuing this week through Sunday is the Easter holiday special production: The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s family friendly musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Triad Stage continues to present its spring original this week through April 23. Written by Preston Lane, Actions and Objectives is set in the same town as the original production Common Enemy, the small town of Hawboro, home of the Zebulon Zebras’ basketball team. In the new drama, a new theater company announces a production to celebrate the town’s sesquicentennial. While planning and rehearsing the show, the community’s past and present struggles, from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, are brought to light. Production contains adult language and themes.

Thursday through Saturday, UNCG theatre presents its spring opera, The Consul, by Gian Carlo Menotti. Performance will be in the UNCG Auditorium.

Thursday through next Saturday UNC School of the Arts presents, Right You Are (If You Think You Are) By Luigi Pirandello. Directed by Laura Braza with translation by Carl Mueller, this funny, philosophical play, asks the question of what is “true,” as a group of friends tries to uncover the relationships of some neighbors whose behavior can’t be explained.

Next week, Theatre Alliance of Winston Salem will present a stage concert, The Last Supper, running April 13-15. The production tells the story of painter Leonardo da Vinci’s struggle to finish his most famous mural. Actors will perform as Leonardo, Jesus and the 12 apostles, while singers express the meaning and emotion of their actions through song.

Next Thursday, Mountcastle Theatre will present Greater Tuna at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The comedy, set in the third smallest town in Texas, features two energetic actors playing more than 20 characters.

Coming soon is North Carolina A&T University’s next production, the part fable, part family drama, In the Red and Brown Water. The tale is a powerful story of a woman driven to a tragic, horrific act (cutting off her own ear) by circumstances out of her control.