NASHUA, N.H. -- The Nashua Theatre Guild showcases City of Bones, a performance piece, on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Court Street Theatre at 8 p.m.

The production includes traditional African and modern dance, Haitian voodoo ritual, traditional and contemporary and African song and spoken word to tell the historical story of the African-American male in America.

The production took first place directing, acting, design, choreography and overall production in the New Hampshire Community Theatre Festival in September and will be New Hampshire's entry in the New England Regional Theatre Festival Feb. 21-23 at Chelmsford Performing Arts Center at Chelmsford High School.

Saturday's performance is free, but donations will be accepted to help defray cost of attending the festival. Pre-show reception at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.nashuatheatreguild.org for info.

On the marquee

  • KUDOS: Lowell playwright Jack Neary's Auld Lang Syne, produced last summer by the Peterborough Players of New Hampshire, won Best Drama/Comedy Production in the recent New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Also winning were Neary for best original playwright, Gus Kaikkonen, director and Gordon Clapp and Kathy Manfre, actor and actress in the piece.
  • MAGIC CARPET RIDE: Andover West Middle School presents Disney's Aladdin, an adventurous tale of a young boy and a magical genie, on Friday-Saturday, Feb 1-2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3 at 2 p.m in the school's auditorium, Shawsheen Road, Andover. $10 at door.
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM: Middlesex Community College's monthly International Film Series presents the documentary Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, a story about the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate whose act of planting trees grew into a nationwide environmental and human rights movement. On Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell.

Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.