Theatre company stages comedies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Queen City Theatre Company will stage two comedies over the summer months.

From July 25-Aug. 2, “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight” will be held at Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

The limited engagement play by Peter Ackerman, is chocked full of “naughtiness” by three couples searching for love through a sexual romp. This marks the play’s regional premier, before its national TV series launch later this year on DirectTV’s Audience Network. (This is the first original scripted comedy series for the satellite company. It stars Stephen Schneider, Collette Wolfe, Parker Young, Jimmy Ouyang, Keith David, Kerri Kenney, Alanna Ubach, Eddie Kay Thomas, Kurt Fuller, Lin Shayne, Jorge-Luis Pallo, Ivo Nandi and Hugh Dillon. And, it will launch with 10 episodes)

Performances dates and times are: July 25, 26, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 8 p.m. and July 29-31, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20-22. A special performance discount for the July 29 presentation at $15, is limited and only available online. Student and senior discounts are available.

Next month, from Aug. 21-29, “The Performers” will bring romantic comedy back to the Duke Energy Theatre. Its storyline tells how two high school friends (one now an adult film star) and their women friends reconnect at the Adult Film Award in Las Vegas, Nev. No ticket and performance times were available at press time, but will be reported as more information is available.

Both presentations are for mature audiences and contain adult content.

info/tickets: 704-372-1000.

Lesbian conversion upcoming

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “How to be a Lesbian in Ten Days or Less,” presented by Stephen Seay, will be staged from Aug. 1-3 at Upstage, 3306-C N. Davidson St.

Performances are held on Aug. 1, 10 p.m., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. and Aug. 3, 7 p.m.

Written and performed by Leigh Hendrix, the satirical comedy features Butchy McDyke, a motivational speaker and expert lesbian. The comedic dialogue recounts a coming out story, fraught with outrageous characters, personal story and Reba McEntire. By the end of the evening, attendees will be able to shout, “I’m a big ’ol dyke!”

In addition to the comedy, Rachael Houdek presents her “The Right to Bare All” cabaret.

Tickets are $15/advance, $25/at the door. Due to mature content, attendees must be 21 and above.


Soirée planned

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Diversity Council Carolinas Diversity Council will hold a summer mixer on Aug. 20, 6 p.m., at BlackFinn Salon, EpiCenter, 210 E. Trade St.

Partake of appetizers and cocktails and meet other NDC Carolinas members, leadership and enjoy networking.

The event will take place in a private room on the second floor with limited seating, so reservations are encouraged. Email to RSVP.


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