Neon Lit Finds a New Home, Cockroach Theatre Gets a Kiss

Targeting this week's most-wanted events

Stage Kiss opens Friday at Cockroach Theatre. | Photo by Ryan Reason/Square Shooting

Stage Kiss opens Friday at Cockroach Theatre. | Photo by Ryan Reason/Square Shooting

FRESH INK

College of Southern Nevada students collaborated with playwrights around the world to produce the efforts you’ll see Feb. 26-28 at the New Play Festival. Local directors Aaron Tuttle and Douglas Hill help bring the seven one-acts to life at the Cheyenne campus’ performing arts center. CSN.edu.

BETWEEN THE LINES

The Writer’s Block bookshop is becoming home to all sorts of enticing events, the latest of which is Neon Lit on Feb. 27. Formerly held at the now-closed Trifecta Gallery, the monthly literary showcase features UNLV MFA and Ph.D. creative writing students and alumni reading original works. Don’t forget to peruse the aisles afterward. NeonLit.org.

FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

Speaking of UNLV, the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center invites you to the Vagina Monologues on Feb. 28 in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Eve Ensler’s play about ladies bits and liberties is produced as part of the global V-Day Initiative to end violence against women. UNLV.edu.

WHAT HAPPENS ONSTAGE

No one can kiss without consequences, not even professional actors. At least, that’s the guiding principle of Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss. Taliesin McEnaney will direct Cockroach Theatre’s production of the comedy Feb. 27-March 15 at Art Square Theatre. And yes, there will be smooching. CockroachTheatre.com.

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