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Cucalorus Stage Performances

Always and forever an extravagant piece of performance art disguised as a film festival, Cucalorus Stage expands the festival’s performance programming! From favorites like Dance-a-lorus, Bus to Lumberton, and Visual/Sound/Walls to co-productions with the Wilson Center, TheatreNOW, The Whiskey, and Dead Crow to a full slate of local and international shows at North Front Theater to installations in backyards and living rooms, this inaugural year brings the same rigorous, intentional curation to live events as to screenings.

13 Award-Winning* Scenes About Mediocrity

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps
Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is proud to present “13 Award-Winning* Scenes About Mediocrity (*Participation Trophies Count)”, an original comedy show for Cucalorus Stage. Follow a series of seemingly unconnected vignettes concerning the...

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Americana Psychobabble

Alexandra Tatarsky
A delirious anti-narrative of American emptiness, violence, and nonsense -- part exorcism and part enema! With styrofoam wings, x-mas lights, and ketchup.

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Body So Fluorescent

David Di Giovanni
What happened last night on the dance floor?  Two friends try to retrace their steps from the night before to figure out just how it all ended in an explosive...

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Bus to Lumberton

Josephine Decker
When you think David Lynch's "Blue Velvet", you may think of the eerie things that happen at night: like Dennis Hopper sucking on amyl nitrate or Kyle McLaughlin hiding in...

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Cake Shop

Betsy Stout
Cake Shop is a delicious multidisciplinary installation combining elements of pastry arts and body painting, participants are invited to be frosted as living cakes. Wow!! Seems like a Jengo’s Playhouse...

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Campfireball

Cory Howard
Campfireball is a hand stitched, multiform storytelling project that pursues new and old methods of entertainment, surprise and engagement in an effort to connect everyone to everything. The live experience...

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Dance-a-lorus

Various
A festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for an exploration of film and dance. This live stage event encourages collaboration as a fundamental form of creative...

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Emcee Showcase

Various
If you can't get enough of our charming emcees, this showcase is your chance to bask again in their onstage presence and many diverse talents.

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Happy Birthday Peg

Betsy Holt
An interactive film installation featuring a collection of working vintage vibrators designed for female pleasure and continuous small group screenings of a short film, in which a woman penetrates her...

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Labels

Joe Sellman-Leava
Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis,...

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LiZez LIVE! A Play

Liz Clayton Scofield
The artist and a series of toys created in their image wander through the spaces we occupy. An interactive livestream multimedia performance. A wandering adventure of a tale. Open to...

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New World Symphony

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time season subscriber, you will thoroughly enjoy an evening with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Audience members are delighted each year by the...

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Psylo Joe

Psylo Joe
A night of music and fun at The Whiskey! Pslyo Joe We are Psylo Joe, an experimental funk rock band from Greenville, NC. We have major influences in blues, jazz,...

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Shirley Gnome: Taking It Up The Notch

Shirley Gnome
Last year's winner of the Cucalorus Buzz Repeat 1 makes her return this year with an all-new show. This internationally acclaimed, award-winning cabaret comedian will sing you shameless, obscenely honest...

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The Diary Play

Trey Morehouse
Four distinct teen voices dealing with issues of maturity, growth, and growing pains. The director, Trey Morehouse, asked adults of various backgrounds to reflect on the diaries they wrote as...

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The Swing Shifters

The Swing Shifters
Music for the Cuctails Party @ Bourgie Nights on Friday! Read more about the Cuctails Parties and Workshops here. The Swing Shifters The Swing Shifters recently came together in Wilmington, NC...

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The Waking Life

Waking (adj.)-Marked by full consciousness, awareness, and alertness. The Waking Life is the creation of Wilmington based multi instrumentalist and visual artist Luis Adorno. The Waking Life was started in 2014...

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Too Day

Call Your Mom
Celebrate the Holiday! Join Call Your Mom in the intimate and familiar rituals of Too Day, the only day of the year celebrated solely amongst strangers. Too Day is not...

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Visual/Sound/Walls: VJs & DJs BFs 4 EVs

Various
A dance party that celebrates the intimate relationship of visual stimulation and audio propagation. Grab yourself a hand crafted cocktail for your mouth hole and immerse the rest of your...

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Visual/Sound/Walls: Director’s Cut

Consume all the music videos who's creators have traveled from far and wide to create fellowship by sharing their music video creations, and then watch them strive to deal with...

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We Can Be Heroes

Hank Toler
A group of superheroes take on a nemesis – and a twist they'll have to use all their individual supertalents to untangle – in this local TheatreNOW co-production.

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Wilmington New Works

Various
Why Everything Sucks (Or Not) // Joel Perry :: Leo, 58, unemployed and bitter at God for the cruel unfairness of life, meets Vic, 20, deeply Christian, and convinced he has received...

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Zeppelin Was A Cover Band

Stefan Cedilot
Zeppelin Was A Cover Band mixes documentary type storytelling and theatrical performance to recount the story of the blues through the music of rock band Led Zeppelin. Stéfan Cédilot tells...

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