Opening This Week

The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Last winter, Last Rites Productions turned out a surprising hit with the spoofy Manos: The Hands of Fate. Sticking to the horror movie remake formula that made Manos such a success, The Brain That Wouldn't Die promises to be a campy, gory good time. The Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 236-7253, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $10-12

Current Runs

Vamp
See review this issue. Coho Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 220-COHO, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, $10-20

Comedy/Improv

Theatresports
The Brody's ongoing competitive improv night, where two teams create hilarious scenes based on audience suggestions. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th, 224-0688, Fri 9 pm, $7-10

Summer in Brodavia
An evening of long-form improv, based on suggestions from the audience. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th, 224-0688, Sat 9 pm, $7-10