Wilmington native Amy Porter is one of America’s finest flutists. On a program anchored by a groundbreaking Beethoven symphony, we’ll hear her play a new concerto by past A.I. du Pont Award winner Michael Daugherty. January 21st and 22nd, 8 p.m.
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence. Theatre N at Nemours, January 23rd, 2:30 p.m.
Two famous tales of Jack are wound together in this lively presentation. The timeless favorites of “Jack & the Beanstalk” and “Lazy Jack” spring to life with merry laughter, thrilling suspense and comic surprise. Beanstalks, Beasts & Buffoons combines puppetry, storytelling and live music into an unforgettable presentation of familiar and little-known stories! Smyrna Opera House, January 22nd, 2 p.m.
One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Winter’s Bone is a tense thriller set in the harsh Ozark wilderness, an often ignored or forgotten area of America. With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, 17 year-old Ree Dolly struggles to keep her family together in this dirt poor rural area. She is shocked when the local sheriff drops by one day to tell her that her father put up the family house as collateral for his bail and unless he shows up for his trial in a week’s time, Ree will lose the house. Despite the obvious risks, she persists for the sake of her family, until the shocking truth is revealed. Movies at Midway, January 28th, 7 p.m.