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by Lenise Willis

For a warming, yet tear-jerking comedy, check out Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, which is still playing at Triad Stage’s Pyrle Theatre until Sunday. Join the cast at Truvy’s hair salon for gossip and witty banter and catch yourself falling in love with the characters all over again.

Triad Stage is also still presenting Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play, an Upside Down History, which runs until May 14 in the Upstage Cabaret. American history is told through the eyes of an unnamed African-American gravedigger who happens to resemble Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday through Sunday, don’t miss Prunella or Love in a Dutch Garden, a romantic comedy about life and love presented by Salem Academy Theatre in the Salem Fine Arts Center.

Laugh with a group of sarcastic nuns Friday through Sunday at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Clemmons during Nunsense II — the Second Coming, presented by Clemmons Community Theatre.

UNC School of the Arts is still presenting their revival of Oklahoma!, playing at the Stevens Center until Sunday. Even history buffs can appreciate this musical, which is a wellresearched recreation of what the play would have looked like in its 1943 premiere. (See article).

Friday and Saturday, watch Alice and her misadventures in Theatre Alliance’s production of Alice in Wonderland.

Friday through May 14, visit Penn- Griffin School of the Arts for High Point Community Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of the Victorian era, when an intricate code of behavior governed everything including communication.

Friday through May 22, Stained Glass Playhouse presents Larry Shue’s The Foreigner, a comedy about a devious group of characters who have to deal with a stranger who they think doesn’t know English. When Froggy tells his friends that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and doesn’t speak English, Charlie overhears much more than he should — the evil plans of a two-faced minister, the secret of a pregnant fiancé and more.

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