LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! Thru October 1 | UpStage Cabaret
FINAL WEEKEND! Thru October 2 | The Pyrle Theater
October 5 - 16 | Hanesbrands Theater
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Presenting classic American plays is nothing new for Triad Stage. So when a South African theater company brought Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” to America, a collaboration with Triad Stage seemed like a natural fit. “Desire Under The Elms,” presented by Abrahamse-Meyer Productions of Cape Town, South Africa, opens Sept. 28 at Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret. The UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is helping to present the show.
What better way to mark the opening of Triad Stage’s 16th season than with a collaboration with UNC-Greensboro and ArtsGreensboro and a play by one of the world’s most influential dramatists. Triad Stage has woven itself into the unique and multilayered tapestry of Greensboro over the past 15 years, and the city, its schools, organizations and residents are better for it. Preston Lane directs “Arms and the Man,” George Bernard Shaw’s commentary on war and love, to complement UNCG’s extensive community effort, “War & Peace Imagined,” designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
The true test of a good play is its ability to translate, both across regions and times. Back in ancient Athens, Euripides wrote about an elaborate love triangle in his Greek tragedy Hippolytus, and to this day, his work still proves timeless. Not only was it adapted by Eugene O’Neill, but now a Cape Town theatre company is transporting the classic to colonial South Africa, and bringing the innovative adaptation to the Triad.
There have been two constant, universal themes for writers since the dawn of the written word: love and war. And Triad Stage will tackle those themes to open its 2016-17 season by presenting George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man.” The play starts Sept. 11, and is part of both ArtsGreensboro’s 17 Days Arts & Culture Festival and UNC-Greensboro’s War and Peace Series.