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2018 Stage Performances

5 Fish, a Goat Head, and a Bag of Money

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps
A brand-new sketch comedy show featuring a hodgepodge mixture of costumes and props unearthed from the dilapidated remains of the many shuttered theaters in the Cape Fear region. Watch as...

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Closing Night Karaoke Costume Dance Party

Your Alter Ego
Are you a fabulous singer? Who cares! All that's required on closing night is passion, showmanship, and especially costumes for our annual open-mic spectacular, a high-energy bash celebrating the weirdest,...

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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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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Anna Stromberg
Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor’s questions about the nature...

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Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure

Free Machine
Technology shapes society, and vice versa. The coming wave of AI-driven automation will profoundly alter our lives—but how? At Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure, you’ll take on the role of...

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Here at the Bailey Theater

Liz Naiden
Here at the Bailey Theater revisits the history of watching disaster from a distance - an experience inextricably linked to cinema by the newsreel footage once screened at Theaters like...

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Hominy Shorts

Atlas World // Morgana McKenzie :: A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld. B3d 0f R0s3s // Kelley Van Dilla :: B3d 0f R0s3s is an experimental...

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Ike Once More

Ikechukwu Ufomadu
Charismatic solo performer Ikechukwu Ufomadu blurs the line between life and variety show in an evening of original comic and music entertainments. Bio

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Lizdelise w/ Rene Russell, Pinky Verde

Lizdelise is a dreamy pop rock duo from Philadelphia. Angular guitar lines meet looper, drum machine, and synth to create energized, intricate soundscapes and melodies. The duo crafts a playful,...

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Painting with Sound / Hearing the Light

Eight, short, experimental films made collaboratively by 16 UNCW Film Studies students. This project first asked students to question the narrative norm of sound supporting a film's image.  Instead, the films were all created first as soundscapes and THEN...

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Sleep Piece

Lucy Kerr
Sleep Piece is a site-specific performance installation. The piece explores the body's relationship to gravity as a kind of resistance against expectations for posture and femininity in public space. *This...

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Superchunk w/ Cardinal Family Singers

Chapel Hill-native Superchunk is Mac McCaughan (guitar, vocals), Jim Wilbur (guitar, backing vocals), Jon Wurster (drums, backing vocals), and Laura Ballance (bass, backing vocals). Since releasing their first 7-inch in...

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The Evolution of Silence (Version 2)

Rachele Riley
The Evolution of Silence (Version 2) takes a poetic, expressive, and non-hierarchical approach to imaging, meaning, and structure. The video is generated through code (Processing), and explores the dynamics of...

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The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re
Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom, a middle aged father, struggling in the early stages of dementia. A...

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The ToyMaker, a SNEAK PEEK!

Bryan Putnam
Get a GLIMPSE into the heart of the Wilmington born musical that New York’s Backstage hails as “INCREDIBLE…BEAUTIFUL…INTRICATE”. Drawn by her own longing for children and a connection to a...

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Verses: Versus

Rachel de Cuba
Verses: Versus uses a predetermined line up of love songs to open up a stage for audiences to cross the divide between viewing and performing. Audience members can cross the...

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Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra

Steven Errante, Jane Tierney
Bring the kids and introduce them to the joy and excitement of an orchestra concert featuring the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Steven Errante, and the Wilmington Symphony Junior...

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