Community theater news
Lee Street theatre presents ’Kimberly Akimbo’ — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5: Hilarious and heartrending; teenager with a rare condition contends with hypochondriac mother, rarely sober father, scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and the possibility of first love. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Catawba’s Blue Masque presents ‘Women in Congress’ — Oct. 2-5 • 7:30-10:30 p.m.The government gets nothing done, idiots are in leadership.. The solution? Have women secretly take over the government. Comedy for 14 yrs and up. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Mc/Epp House Room 100. Tickets $10-$15 at 704 637 4481 or www.catawba.edu
PPT presents ‘Shakespeare in Love’ — Oct. 3-6 and 9-12: Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… The deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. Meroney Theater, 213 South Main St, 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Pierrette Players present ‘Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties’ — Oct. 3-6: Dark and hilarious comedy of five very different women all named Betty. Salem College’s Elberson Fine Arts Center, 500 East Salem Ave., Winston-Salem. Tickets at the door 30 minutes prior. $10 general admission. https://www.salem.edu/efac
Lee Street theatre’s Reading with Response Series — Oct. 13 • 7:30 p.m. “Just Our Luck.” Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Hickory Community Theatre: Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ — Oct. 4-27: Matilda Wormwood is a young girl who is a misunderstood misfit in her own family. Tickets and info at 828-328-2283 or hickorytheatre.org
UWharrie Players: ‘Let Him Sleep (‘til it’s time for his funeral)’ — Oct 10-20: Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Denver, Colo. Show venue at 546 W. Main St, Albemarle. Tickets at uwharrieplayers.org
Call for Dorothy actors — Submitted by Patterson Farms — We’re looking for Dorothy. Join our Land of Oz team this fall as the girl with the ruby red slippers. Apply now at www.visitpattersonfarm.com/join-our-team/ and also email a headshot of yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dorothy will make appearances on Saturdays and Sundays this fall when we are open to the public (Sept. 21-Nov. 2).