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Support Local Artists: What is On Stage This Weekend

A selection of both in-person and streaming performances feature Triangle theater-makers this weekend. Support local theater by spending time with some of the Triangle’s top talent.

Starboy – Starring the inimitable Yolanda Rabun, this new musical is a story of dreams and relationships between mixed-race, interrelated families who discover that blood is thicker than water. Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro is presenting this production live on Friday night, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. For more information visit the Paramount Theatre website. Can’t make the concert? The cast album with Rabun is on Spotify. Rabun will also be performing a concert for the Town of Cary this weekend as part of the Cary Arts Center’s mainstage series. That will be broadcast Saturday at 7:30 PM and available to stream for seven days. For more information visit the town’s website.

A Virtual Celebration of Black HistoryThe Duke Energy Center and the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is presenting a Black History program Friday night, featuring playwright Mike Wiley, actor/singer Gerard M. Williams, and the North Carolina Symphony. Tune in for this event at 7:00 PM on Raleigh Television Network of the Duke Energy Center’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

Our Stage: Your ScreenSeed Art Share presents six new virtual plays by six of the area’s most notable playwrights, including Tamara Kissane (2020 Piedmont Laureate), Ian Finley (2012 Piedmont Laureate), and Adrienne Pender (“N”). Tickets are $10. Performances run through the end of the month.

A Little Radical, Works by Alice Gerstenberg – Playwright Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972) was a pillar of the little theater movement and pioneer of experimental work. Although a majority of her plays are not frequently produced, her work Overtones, according to Boston College Assistant Professor Stuart Hecht, is credited for “introducing the theatrical means for presenting the subconscious self on stage.” Beginning Friday, Brave New Classics is streaming Overtones, along with seven other works on the company’s Twitch TV channel. Tickets are free. For more information visit the Facebook Event Page.

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Love is in the air at Temple Theatre in Sanford. This weekend marks the closing weekend of this live cabaret show, which features local artists, as well as kids from Temple’s Teens on Stage program. For more information visit https://www.templeshows.com/.

My Wonderful Birthday Suit – As part of its 2020/2021 virtual season lineup, the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is celebrating diversity and acceptance with Gloria Bond Clunie’s My Wonderful Birthday Suit. Clunie directs and Kahei Shum McRae (2019 Wake County Visiting Artist) designed the costumes. This production will stream on Broadway On Demand starting Monday. For more information visit the theater’s website.

For additional Triangle theater listings, visit the RDU on Stage Calendar Page.

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