Theater Week – Farewell Angelina

November 28, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 4, 2017

 

OPENING:

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Stage adaptation of the 1965 Christmas TV special. Presented by Theatre in the Park. No director listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 10. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* A Christmas Story – Everybody run, Ralphie’s got a gun. Cary Players presents the stage version of the 1983 movie based on stories by Jean Shepherd. No director listed. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour – Holiday-themed songs and drag performance, featuring contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Presented by Murray and Peter. One show only: Tuesday 8:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

Peter Pan & Wendy – A new stage adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story, adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17.
burningcoal.org

* Home for the Holidays! – In 1960’s North Carolina, a family faces being separated at Christmas, unless a miracle happens. Written and directed by Jane Underhill. Presented by The Prime Time Players. This week only: Wednesday 2:00 at the Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough; Thursday and Saturday 2:00 at Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.
orangecountync.gov

* School of Rock – Through unlikely circumstances, an unsuccessful rock musician takes over as the music teacher at an elite prep school. Rock ensues. Touring production of the 2015 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on the 2003 Richard Linklater/Mike White/Jack Black movie. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com
 

ONGOING:

Dot – A dysfunctional family with an aging mother reunites for the holidays in her West Philly neighborhood. PlayMakers Rep presents Colman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Lake Placid – Set in upstate New York during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Little Green Pig’s improvised play with music presents a different story and a different guest star every night. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski; music by Louis Landry. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, “blue show” Saturday 10:00. Continues through December 9. Presented at a new performance space: The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

 
* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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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Theater Week – Enemy Territory

December 3, 2013

BestOfEnemies_FullCast3
Lakeisha Coffey and Derrick Ivey in The Best of Enemies. Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 9, 2013

OPENING:
The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 21. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday production returns. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A Christmas Story – Stage version of the 1983 movie based on stories by Jean Shepherd. Directed by Debra Grannan. Presented by Cary Players. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* Go, Granny D! – A play with music based on the memoirs of 90-year-old activist Doris Haddock. Written and performed by Barbara Bates Smith with musician Jeff Sebens. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Deep Dish, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheatre.org

* How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Touring version of the 1994 musical, based on the story by Dr. Seuss. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00/8:00, Sunday 1:00/6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* “It’s A Wonderful Life” Live from WVL Radio Theatre – A “live radio” adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film. No director listed. One show only: Saturday 8:00. Clayton Center.
theclaytoncenter.com

* Leaves – A family struggles to cope in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. One Song presents Lucy Caldwell’s 2006 play, directed by Victoria Brancazio. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Man Who Was Thursday – An undercover cop infiltrates a secret society of anarchists. Little Green Pig presents G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, adapted by Neal Bell. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. 539 Muze, Foster Street, Central Park, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Miracle on 34th Street – Stage adaptation of the 1947 film about a delusional department store Santa — or is he? Directed by Brian Lord. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

(Three Man) Tempest – The second of several interpretations of The Tempest this season (See Ongoing: Playmakers). This streamlined version is adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* We Will Rock You – Touring Queen jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenter.raleigh.com
 
 
ONGOING:
Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Friday 10:30 and 6:30, Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Metamorphoses – Star-crossed lovers, a greedy king, a narcissist, and a very large pool of water are featured in Mary Zimmerman’s contemporary take on the classic Greek myths, presented by Playmakers Rep (in rotating rep with The Tempest). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* The Tempest – A magic island, a magician, and a monster. Playmakers Rep presents this season’s first of several takes (see Opening: Burning Coal) on Shakespeare’s late-career fantasy (in rotating rep with Metamorphoses). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

COMEDY/VARIETY:
* Pop Goes Alicia LIVE – Comedy/variety show about pop-culture, feminism, and poetry. One night: Wednesday 7:00. The Pinhook, Durham.
thepinhook.com

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre holds auditions for the original musical Brigid without a Story, Saturday 12:00-2:00, Monday 6:00-8:30, Central Park School, Durham. More info.

Durham Savoyards holds auditions by appointment for The Sorcerer, Sunday 2:00-5:00 and Monday 6:30-9:30, DAC – Duke Rehearsal Room, Durham. More info.

* = Final 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 – Kandy Korn

November 28, 2012

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – Image: Jon Haas

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 2012

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.

OPENING:

As You Like It – Into the woods! Shakespeare’s popular pastoral comedy gets another local production, this time by Burning Coal. Directed by Mark Sutch. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16.
burningcoal.org

August: Osage County – Tracy Letts’ epic 2007 tale of a monstrously dysfunctional family. Presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 9. Fletcher Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* A Christmas Story – Cary Players presents Philip Grecian’s 2000 (non-musical) stage adaptation of the 1983 film, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd. Directed by Dan Martschenko. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Feelin’ Free: An Evening with Nina Simone – Yolanda Rabun portrays the legendary singer in a special free presentation of the new play by Howard Craft. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. One night only: Monday 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
wagonwheelarts.org

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – George Bailey discovers the true meaning of Christmas: “Where’s that money, you silly, stupid old fool?” Playmakers presents the beloved community theater classic (previously seen in these parts in Cary Players’ 2008, 2010, and 2011 productions). Nelson T. Eusebio, III directs Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the Frank Capra film. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Oliver Twist – Thinking outside the Christmas Carol box, NRACT presents Robert Thomas Noll’s 1992 (non-musical) adaptation of that other Dickens novel. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 16. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – After 25 years Manbites Dog revives its very first production, Jeffrey M. Jones’ fragmented, hallucinatory tale of a young couple at home on Halloween dealing with ghosts, beasts, and a shortage of Kandy Korn. Directed by Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Shrek the Musical – If you’re a big fan of DreamWorks’ 2001 CGI animated fairy tale and its numerous sequels, then do we have a stage musical for you! North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South host a stealth touring production of the 2008 show. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

ONGOING:
* Alice in Wonderland – New stage version of the Lewis Carroll story using live actors, puppetry, projection, and music. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jayme Mellema. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Building, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

IMPROV:
* Fatmouth Improv – An evening of short and long-form scenes based on audience suggestions. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Red Ryder

November 29, 2011


Wanda Jin in Edith Can Shoot Things

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 5, 2011

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.

On the first week in December,
Triangle stages showed to me:

Dueling Christmas Carols, two improv shows
Vitriolic couples, Victorian novels
Small female protagonists
Movie adaptations, a pair of BB rifles
And Shakespeare on a trapeze!

OPENING:
BriarPatch – Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s youth improv company Briarpatch performs. One night: Friday 7:30. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre reprises its original musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens story. Directed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

A Christmas Carol – After being sidelined by heart surgery last year, Ira David Wood III returns as Scrooge in his musical comedy adaptation of the Dicken’s story. This week: Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DPAC, Durham. (Moves to Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium next week.)
dpacnc.com

A Christmas Story: The Musical – A touring stage musical adaptation of the 1983 movie, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them – Three abandoned kids struggle to create a makeshift family in the American heartland. Manbites Dog presents A. Rey Pamatmat’s 2011 play about love, loyalty, and marksmanship, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Henry V (on Trapeze) – A trapeze-based staging of Shakespeare’s history play? Sure, why the hell not? Burning Coal and New York aerial troupe Fight or Flight Theater team up to affright the air at Agincourt. Directed by Steven Cole Hughes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
Low-flying trapeze workshop: presented by Fight or Flight Theater. Saturday 11:00 at the Murphey School in Raleigh. Enrollment is limited. More information.

Holiday Extravaganza – Transactors presents an evening of seasonal improv merriment. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

It’s a Wonderful Life – “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old fool?” Cary Players presents a “faithful adaptation of the classic film”, suggesting it’s not the version staged as a 1940’s live radio broadcast which they produced in 2008 and 2010. Either way, though, George Bailey is gonna find the true meaning of Christmas. Directed by Jaret Preston. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

A Little Princess – One of two shows this week featuring small eponymous female protagonists is a new stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 19th century novel, written and directed by Kendra Thomas. Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Love Drunk – Romulus Linney’s last play, a story of seduction and conflict between two strangers in a mountain cabin, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players and directed by Joshua Benjamin. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through December 17. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – In a master stroke of holiday season counter-programming, Playmakers presents Edward Albee’s vitriolic 1962 chef-d’oeuvre. Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:
Little Women – Returning from Thanksgiving hiatus: University Theatre presents Jacqueline Goldfinger’s stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its February production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Saturday 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday December 6 at 7:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More info.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Sunset

December 20, 2010


December sunset in Durham. Photo by Ed Hunt.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 27, 2010

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

ONGOING:
A Christmas Carol – There’s always room for one more — especially when it features North Carolina writers Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone. Final performance: Tuesday December 21, 7:30. Burwell School, Hillsborough.
burwellschool.org

A Christmas Story – Stage adaptation of the Bob Clark movie, based on stories by Jean Shepherd. When is someone going to adapt Bad Santa? Presented by Broadway Series South and Hot Summer Nights. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00, Friday 2:00. Closes Friday. Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
broadwayseriessouth.com

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Tea for Two

December 7, 2010


Art Tatum (painting by Scott Gordy)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 13, 2010

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here – Story of the jazz piano great, in a one-man show starring Trevor Johnson, with music recreated using producer Zenph Sound Innovations’ computer-controlled grand piano. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 19. Kennedy Theatre, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl story about an odd candy-maker, presented by ArtsCenter Stage and the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

A Christmas Story – Stage adaptation of the Bob Clark movie, based on stories by Jean Shepherd. When is someone going to adapt Bad Santa? Presented by Broadway Series South and Hot Summer Nights. This week: Tuesday-Sunday 7:00, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 24. Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
broadwayseriessouth.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s hardy holiday perennial returns. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 19. Sutton Main Stage, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Nutcracker: The Musical – A young girl yearns to dance the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Walltown Children’s Theatre presents the new adaptation. One performance only: Saturday 7:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

The Santaland Diaries – Workplace comedy about a Christmas elf at Macy’s, based on the David Sedaris story. Co-Produced by Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre In The Park. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Matinees Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s annual holiday farce, set in a West Durham trailer park which may have more to fear from the fruitcake than from the oncoming tornado. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through December 19. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Young Frankenstein – Full title: The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. Really, what evokes the holiday season better than hunchback jokes? The touring show performs this week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham.
dpacnc.com

ONGOING:
A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park’s annual tradition (officially known as Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol) returns, this time with Wood’s son taking over the lead. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00, Monday-Wednesday December 15 at 7:00. Closes December 15. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre presents its musical adaptation of an obscure 19th century novel by Charles Dickens. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Crowns – Burning Coal, in collaboration with Temple Theatre, presents a revival of their 2008 production of Regina Taylor’s gospel musical. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Love and Robots: The Reboot – Perhaps they are here to protect us from the terrible secret of space. Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings back their epic cybernetic tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption — with new system 2.0 enhancements. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12. Paperhand Studio, Saxapahaw.
paperhand.org

Nesting – A 10-minute solo toy theater performance by Torry Bend about the perils of home ownership. Free. Two performances nightly starting at 7:30 in Manbites Dog’s lobby prior to Oh, the Humanity. This week: Thursday-Saturday. Continues through December 18. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations – “It’s just two chairs!” Will Eno’s comedy of existential despair, presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 18. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Robin Hood – Family-friendly retelling of the story, presented by NRACT (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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