by Lenise Willis

In preparation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, area theaters are full with feel-good comedies that are sure to make your week — and the big day — fun and memorable.

For some witty humor, check out Open Space Café Theater’s Nunsense A-men!, which plays until Sunday. 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.

See dynamic animal trainers, zany clowns and daredevils at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which will be in town at the War Memorial Auditorium until Sunday.

Wednesday until Feb. 20 Lunch at the Piccadilly will play at the Hanesbrands Theatre. The new musical, presented by Festival Stage of Winston Salem, is based off of Clyde Edgerton’s best-selling novel. The show takes place on the rocking porch of a nursing home where a group of senior citizens form the First Breakfast Club. The “porchers” eventually revolt against the new nursing home management and even break into a rap song.

If sitting through a two-hour play seems daunting, then Evening of Short Plays #24 by the Greensboro Playwrights Forum is just for you. Performing Thursday through Sunday, the show consists of 10 short plays by 10 playwrights. Go to to find out more.

Thursday through Feb. 20 High Point University Theatre will present True West at the Empty Space Theatre. The play follows two sons of an alcoholic desert-dweller who clash over their film scripts — one a modern love story, the other a trashy Western tale — but only one will get produced.

For an unconventional Valentine’s celebration, see Theatre Alliance’s zany, yet dark musical comedy Eating Roul, which features a boring Hollywood couple — that is until they need to raise money for their restaurant and the bright and murderous ideas begin to flow. Runs Friday to Feb. 20.

Dressing up the evening is a special dance concert by UNCG faculty Friday and Saturday at the Aycock Auditorium, and a special Valentine’s Day concert by the Greensboro Symphony at Westover Church.

Finally, for the big day, the Barn will show Valentine’s with Big Daddy and His Band Sunday and Monday.