Theater Week – 2 Bee

March 24, 2015

beeflower

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 30, 2015

OPENING:
The Burial at Thebes – Celebrating its 50th birthday, University Theatre (née Thompson Theatre) reprises its very first production, Sophocles’ Antigone in a new translation by Seamus Heaney. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 19. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Recall – A young girl and her mom are on the run in Eliza Clark’s edgy sci-fi noir. Directed by Paul Sapp, presented by up and coming Durham theater company Tiny Engine. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 4. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

Regrets Only – Paul Rudnick’s 2006 madcap farce, presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 12. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – William Peace Theatre presents the 2005 musical comedy. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University, Raleigh.
peace.edu

* Utopia Limited – Quite possibly the best 19th century operetta you will ever see lampooning the idea of corporations as people. The Durham Savoyards’ present their annual Gilbert and Sullivan production this weekend only, at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Shows: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday.
durhamsavoyards.org
 
 
ONGOING:
The Children’s Hour – NRACT presents Lillian Hellman’s controversial for its time 1934 drama. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Measure for Measure – A stern, moralistic judge gets his comeuppance when he messes with the wrong nun. Director Beverly Schieman transposes Shakespeare’s dark comedy to 1920’s Paris. Presented by Bare Theatre in Chapel Hill’s historic Varsity Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through April 4.
baretheatre.org

Paris 76 – An ensemble of intriguingly disreputable cabaret performers offer an evening of music, laughter, and existential desire set in a fever dream of 1920s Paris. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 
 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – The Last Two Times I Saw Paris

March 17, 2015

Paris3Dtwins

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 23, 2015

OPENING:
Measure for Measure – A stern, moralistic judge gets his comeuppance when he messes with the wrong nun. Director Beverly Schieman transposes Shakespeare’s dark comedy to 1920’s Paris. Presented by Bare Theatre in Chapel Hill’s historic Varsity Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through April 4.
baretheatre.org

Paris 76 – An ensemble of intriguingly disreputable cabaret performers offer an evening of music, laughter, and existential desire set in a fever dream of 1920s Paris. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through April 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 
 
ONGOING:
Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
IMPROV:
Common Ground presents an all-improv weekend:

  * Improv Percolator – Three area improv companies, including guest company Danny Canoe. One night only: Thursday 8:00.

  * Ray’s Diner – Transactors presents the third installment of a long-form serialized show about the staff and customers of a small southern diner. One night only: Friday 8:00.

  * Third Date Improv – One more night of improv, this time with veteran company Third Date. Special guests: a capella group Seven Deadly Bibs. One night only: Saturday 8:00.
All at Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – Cardinal Points

March 10, 2015

Redbird
Redbird – image: ArtsCenter Stage

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 22. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
OPENING:
* For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls – Christopher Durang’s send-up of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – plus a scene from Streetcar as a curtain-raiser. Presented by Act One Act Now Youth Theater. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Kinky Boots – Adapted from the 2005 movie, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2012 musical tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds a unique path to success. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacdurham.com

* Mr. Marmalade – Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a four-year-old girl and her very, very disturbing imaginary friend. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Jones Bell and Rosie Kerwin. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Oh, Deer! – A student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! present a touring show written by Judy M. Dove, retelling the North Carolina folk tale Daniel Boone and the Deer. Free. Final performance: Saturday 1:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Open Door – A middle-aged couple reunite with an old friend who brings unexpected turmoil into their lives. A new play, written, directed, and produced by Dee Dee Hedgepeth. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, Saint Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
theopendoor12.com

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Rick Elice’s 2009 stage adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a prequel to Peter Pan. Touring production presented by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus – first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog – which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – Rehabitus

March 3, 2015

Habitus
Habitus – photo Anna Maynard

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 9, 2015

OPENING:
Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus, first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog, which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.com

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
ONGOING:
* Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – What the Frack

February 25, 2015

FrackMe

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 2, 2015

OPENING:
An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Wednesday show cancelled. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Anatomy of Gray – In 1880, a small Indiana town welcomes a mysterious doctor who shows an unusual gift for healing. Clayton Youth Theater presents Jim Leonard’s “children’s story for adults”. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30.
claytonyouththeater.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The Secret Garden – Applause! Clayton Youth Theatre presents Tim Kelly’s stage adaptation of the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* The Tempest and Wuthering Heights – New York company Aquila Theatre presents the Shakespeare tale and an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s gothic romance in rotating rep. This week only: The Tempest – Friday 8:00; Wuthering Heights – Saturday 8:00 and Sunday 3:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
go.ncsu.edu
 
 
ONGOING:
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes March 7. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com 

* Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart; assistant directed by David Henderson. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co
 

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players holds auditions for its April production of the musical Legally Blonde. Monday/Tuesday 7:00. Cary Arts Center. More info.
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – Ice Burg

February 17, 2015

LolaonIce
Lola on ice. Photo: J. Moore

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 23, 2015

OPENING:
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* February 48 – Annual festival of short plays which are written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. Presented by One Song Productions. One night only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Mermaid – Staged reading of a new play by Asheville playwright David Brendan Hopes about the discovery of a new Shakespeare play. Directed by Samaria McKenzie. Presented by the Almost Ready Series. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring version of the ultimate jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 1. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co
 
 
ONGOING:
* The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
AUDITIONS:
Forest Moon Theatre is auditioning actors age 8-18 for its May production of The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel. Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
More info.
 
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – Lady Disdain

February 11, 2015

Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 16, 2015

OPENING:
The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 22. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Billy Elliot – A working class boy wants to dance in the 2005 musical adaptation of the 2000 movie. Presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Geomancy: Divination by Geography – A performance piece for poetry, dance, and multimedia by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. and Elisabeth Lewis Corley about soldiers on the Western Front in World War I. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, Chapel Hill.
processseries.wagonwheelarts.com

Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Little Women – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the 2005 musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Mukwerere – Jamie Bell’s play, written as her senior distinction project for Duke Theater Studies, portrays a pivotal moment in the lives of four people who call Zimbabwe home. Directed by Tamara Kissane. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
 
ONGOING:
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 
 
IMPROV/PUPPETS:
Fairy Tale Puppet Theater – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
* – Concludes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


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