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Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky Event Comes to Greensboro

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(Last Updated On: November 1, 2016)

PrintGuilford College Theatre continues its haunting drama this week, Thursday through Sunday. Woyzeck, an adaptation, follows the life of a common soldier who begins to see apocalyptic visions after a medical experiment. Performances are in the Sternberger Auditorium on the campus of Guilford College.

New on Thursday, North Carolina A&T State University presents Resisting Arrest, Poems to Stretch the Sky for a free performance. The production is at 7 p.m. in Auditorium A22218 in the General Classroom Building on campus. The staged reading of the anthology, which features the work of dozens of poets, including three Pulitzer Prize winners, brings to light the issues of violence against the African-American community. The publisher, Jacar Press, is donating the proceeds from the anthology to a scholarship fund run by the Urban League. The presentation will be followed by an audience discussion.

Also continuing this week is Barn Dinner Theatre’s high-energy musical revue: Love Machine The Musical. Written, directed and choreographed by local playwright Nathan Alston, the fun-filled production, highlighting the soulful Motown hits of the 60s and 70s, runs this weekend through Nov. 22.

Community Theatre of Greensboro is livening up the stage this week, as well, with its production of Sister Act: The Musical, which runs Wednesday through Nov. 13. The North Carolina premiere uses powerful gospel music and outrageous dance routines to tell the moving story of a woman hiding in a convent. The musical comedy is based on the popular 1992 film.

Monday, High Point Theatre will host The Aluminum Show for one performance only. The interactive experience includes a compelling mix of tightly choreographed dance, pulsating music, puppetry, remote-controlled critters and playful characters. The tale is that of a man on his incredible journey to a parallel universe—a planet made entirely of aluminum.

Next week, Theatre Alliance presents Sunset Boulevard, a drama about a former silent movie star whose glory has faded with the introduction of “talkies.”

Also coming soon, Nov. 17-20, is Bennett College’s Little Theatre’s production of What, which examines the personal side of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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