Upcoming Events

Public Performance // August 22nd // 9:00pm











'Midsummer Night's Dream - Dissected'
Stories of Authority and Autonomy
by Karola Luttinghaus/Alban Elved Dance Co
9pm at Jengo's Playhouse

This contemporary and social critical staging of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' does away with funny love entangelemnts and cute fairies. in oder to dissect the play and argue for its richly multi-facetted deeper meanings as insinuated by Shakespeare. 'Midsummer Night's Dream - dissected' is the hub for a still growing number of short stories, based on snippets, scenes, characters, questions and concepts from the play. Eight (8) short stories explore marriage, the purpose of theatre, true love, and the struggles of women (and men) for authority and autonomy in a partiarchal society. join us for an evening of visceral, full bodied physicality and spoken expression. Suggested $20 donation upon entry. 

SARUS Festival Party
10pm at Jengo's Playhouse 

SARUS events are hosted throughout Wilmington, NC on August 21-24, 2014. Full schedule and more information at 
The SARUS Festival wishes to enrich the cultural landscape of the greater Wilmington area through the presentation of site-specific and experimental artistic projects that are non-commercial, cross-disciplinary and intellectually stimulating in nature. The SARUS Festival encourages artists to look at the land, the city, the space that we inhabit and to channel original works from this observation. 


About Jengo's Playhouse

Jengo's Playhouse is a pastel painted micro-cinema and central headquarters for the Cucalorus Film Festival. This quirky hot-spot is a multi-media arts facility located on 815 Princess St. in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. An ingeniously redeveloped prefab metal building nestled in the city's historic district, Jengo's is one of six buildings belonging to a burgeoning artistic compound located in Wilmington's Soda Pop District, an area known for a scattered collection of creative entrepreneurs - from the homebaked Folks Cafe to the agricultural invention machine The Full Belly Project. Just down the block lies the old Coca-Cola Bottling Factory, giving the district it's uniquely appropriate nickname.

Jengo's Playhouse contains six working artist studios occupied by filmmakers, painters, sculptors and anchored by the headquarters of the Cucalorus Film Festival. The centerpiece of the facility is a 52-seat micro-cinema used by local filmmakers for private premiers and by many local non-profits as a meeting space and alternative venue.

To book Jengo's for you next event, please fill out our rental application. Contact James, our Operations Manager, for more information at operations@cucalorus.org

Having trouble finding us? Take a glance at our Jengo's map. We're at:

815 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

top photo by Ethan M. Sigmon