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by Lenise Willis

Filmed in HD last spring, UNCSA’S all-school production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will air on UNC- TV Wednesday, from 8-11 p.m.

Triad Stage continues through Saturday to perform The Mystery of Irma Vep, a satirical and frightful comedy, in the UpStage Cabaret. Only two actors will take on the daunting task of performing as men, women, vampires and werewolves in this high-energy “penny dreadful.”

There’ll be fun for the whole family Saturday when the Barn Dinner Theatre presents Groovin’, a high-energy musical. Playing until Nov. 20, the show features many chart-topping songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Sunday, the Trailer Park Boys, arriving all the way from Nova Scotia, will perform live at the Carolina Theatre in their second tour, The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour. (See feature to left) Festival Stage of Winston-Salem opens its second season with Joan Vail Thorne’s enchanting comedy The Exact Center of the Universe next Friday, Oct. 21, at Hanesbrands Theatre. The story is set in a small Deep South town during the ‘50s and ‘60s, and revolves around a woman who is forced to let go of her son after he gets married without her permission. In response she bakes and entertains, regales and reminisces, confides in and plots with her best friends.

Also starting next Friday is the presentation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, a 1970s cult classic that follows seven black women as they learn to heal from the trauma of emotional, mental, and physical abuse. Containing material not suitable for children under 15, performances run until Oct. 29 at the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center.

If you’re already getting excited about Halloween, then mark your calendars for these upcoming spook-tacular shows.

Theatre Alliance will be resurrecting the frightening hilarity of Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead, the Musical Oct. 21-30.

Broach Theatre Co. will present Death Trap at Studio B Oct. 26-Nov. 5.

And if you can’t decide on just one, how about visiting the Greensboro Cultural Center Oct. 27-30 for Stage Fright 3: An Evening of Horror Plays.

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