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Posted 9/30/2009

WELCOME HOME The Annex Theatre returns from its recent Beowulf tour--which took the DIY company down to Gainesville, Fla., out to Minneapolis, Minn., and over to Northampton, Mass.--and stages its traveling production at 8 p.m. at the Fifth Dimension (405 W. Franklin St., [585] 750-4635, $5-$10) Oct. 1, with openers Funny Clown and Asa Osborne's Zomes.

GREEK WEEK Single Carrot Theatre opened its 2009-'10 season last week with its production of Sarah Rhul's devastating take on a Greek myth, Eurydice, and on Oct. 9, Run of the Mill Theater opens its production of a different Greek classic, Aristophanes' battle of the sexes Lysistrata. It's a collaboration with Adelante Familia, a local bilingual program providing domestic-violence victim support and counseling and abuse intervention. David Mitchell directs, and it opens Oct. 9 at St. John's Church (2640 St. Paul St.).

AUDITIONS Run of the Mill's youth program Not Another Shakespeare Company holds auditions for an upcoming production of Twelfth Night Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. Auditioners should bring one 60-90 second Shakespeare monologue, headshot/résumé, and an open mind. Contacts: Maddi Moore at (443) 798-0988 or undercover.hippy@gmail.com, or Brett Solomon at ClimberT17@aol.com.

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre is also seeking ensemble members for its upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1957 Cinderella, seeking men and women who can sing and dance. Auditions Sept. 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the Spotlighters Theatre. Be prepared to stay for music rehearsal from 7-9 p.m.

LAST CHANCE Speaking of Cinderella, this weekend is the last chance to see Baltimore's wonderful Opera Vivente production of Gioacchino Rossini's Cinderella, with productions Oct. 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Visit operavivente.org for more details. Also closing this week: The Strand's production of Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat, which ends Oct. 4; and the actor David Keltz's Poe in Person at the Theatre Project, which also ends Oct. 4.

OPENINGS Rep Stage's production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria opens Oct. 7. CenterStage's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest opens Oct. 7.

Finally, the Charm City Kitty Club returns with its latest multi-act production, Dyke School Musical, which includes Early Girl, erotic poetry by City Paper contributor Petula Caesar, gender-bending burlesque by Maxwell Montes, and comedienne DeAnne Smith. At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Oct. 2 and 3.

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