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Community Theater productions this weekend

PPT’s ‘Lunch At The Piccadilly’ continues
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Unable to keep up with the times, the Rosehaven retirement home is being sold. The quirky, indomitable senior citizens find some surprising solutions to their problems in this musical comedy by Clyde Edgerton and Mike Craver, an unpredictable new show that has been called “silly and soulful”
Adult tickets $20. Meroney Theater, 213 South Main St., 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


Lexington Live debuts with ‘The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee’
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday Feb. 8-9 • 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 10
LEXINGTON — Long-time Salisbury theater family member Caroline Stephenson is the music director for the debut production of Lexington Live, the city’s new grassroots community theater troop.
Lexington Live’s first play is the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee,” and the cast of the show features Josh Wainright, formerly of PPT, along with a number of Catawba College students.
The show features an eclectic group of six middle school students vying for the spelling bee championship, while also revealing some hilarious and touching stories from the students’ home lives. The student characters are played by adults.
Performances will be held at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center. For ticket information visit smithciviccenter.org or call 336-249-7875


Catawba College’s production of “The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 16

Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. Tickets  $15 for adults; $10 senior adults and non-Catawba students; free for Catawba students, faculty and staff, available at www.catawba.edu/theatretix, or 704-637-4481. Audience-goers should be prepared to be taken on a cognitive journey through the eyes of four different Watsons. Note: Adult content and themes are present in this production. Please proceed watching the play with awareness. A handgun is also present in this production, but it is not fired.


And Coming Up:

Creating layers of dialogue through cake
Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2
Lee Street Theatre is presenting “The Cake,” written by Bekah Brunstetter, a regular writer on TV’s “This Is Us.”
“The Cake,” this “Brilliant…Powerful and meaningful” (New York Times) production is based on the Masterpiece Cakeshop court case in Colorado. It will run Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2 at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.
In the play, Winston-Salem native Brunstetter tells the story of Jen, who lives in New York but has always dreamt of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. She heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della’s cakes are legendary — even earning her a spot as a contestant on the Great American Baking Show. She is overjoyed at Jen’s request — until she realizes there’s not just one bride, but two. This forces her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Faith, family and frosting collide in this touching and timely new play. Tickets are available at LeeStreet.org or 704-310-5507.


The Uwharrie Players present the Doyle and Debbie Show
March 1-3 and 8-10 • Fridays – Saturdays 7:30 • Sundays 3 p.m.

ALBEMARLE — A musical comedy, “90 minutes of goofy perfection,” clever, hilarious and politically incorrect.
Written by Bruce Arnston, starring Will and Kim Baysinger and featuring Kevin Floyd as Buddy.
At First and Main, 103 N. Main St. in downtown Albemarle.
Get tickets and information at uwharrieplayers.org

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