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by Lenise Willis

This week’s playbill highlights some new, fresh entertainment, as presented by the ongoing Fringe Festival, as well as some remixed originals.

Thursday, check out Open Space Café Theater for a performance of Nunsense A-men!, which runs until Feb. 13. The musical comedy features men in drag and is a spin-off of Dan Goggin’s Nunsense, which originated from a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant. Also on Thursday is On The Edge, a collection of dance performances by John Gamble Dance Theater, and Silent Pictures, a new multi-media musical by Tommy Trull. Both are part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival, which consists of two weeks of plays by local artists at the City Arts Studio Theater. Plays run until Saturday.

Saturday through Monday, Informall Theater Company’s Flesh & Bones, two new one-act plays by Douglas Bosley and Todd Fisher, will also play at City Arts Studio Theater. The Flesh by Fisher follows the love of a couple and whether or not they can rediscover their spark before their relationship falls apart. The Bones by Bosley is a tragic comedy that explores the battle between love at first sight and the deeper emotions that must lie within.

UNCG Theatre will continue to perform The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy, until Sunday at the Brown Building Theatre. The play follows six kids as they compete for the championship at Putnam Valley Middle School in a hilarious and fictitious spelling bee . (See review).

Next Wednesday, Feb. 9 marks the first day the circus will be in town at the War Memorial Auditorium. Fully Charged from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey includes a wide variety of acts, from dynamic animal trainers and zany clowns to the fearless Fernandez Brothers, who perform such daring feats as a 360-degree, flying forward somersault three stories in the air.

Performs until Feb. 13.

Coming up next week is a special UNCG dance concert and Theatre Alliance’s musical comedy Eating Raoul.

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