Here are some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. You might’ve heard of the film “The Birth of A Nation,” which tells the story of Nat Turner, a famous slave who led a rebellion in Virginia.
But are you familiar with the farcical play “After Birth of A Nation?”
“After Birth,” presented by City Theater Company, follows a racist president, a movie that glorifies the Klu Klux Klan, a daughter torn between career and country and a butler bent on revenge.
The offbeat comedy is a hilarious imagining of events that may or may not have taken place on the night that the White House hosted its first movie in 1915.
“After Birth” runs at OperaDelaware, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. COST $15 to $28. INFO city-theater.org or call 220-8285.
2. Ever feel like you’re surrounded by a crowd of dummies? That’s what Leon Tolchinsky is dealing with right now in “Fools.”
He’s just landed a great teaching job in Russia. But when he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses, and folks milking upside down to get more cream.
The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. The bright side is he’s fallen in love with one of the locals. But, of course, the girl is the daftest of the bunch. Just recently she figured out how to sit down.
Kent County Theatre Guild presents “Fools” – a tickling show – at the Patchwork Playhouse, 140 Roosevelt Ave., Dover at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $16 to $18. INFO kctg.org or call 674-3568.
3. The top-40 band Backlash has a knack for playing modern and classic rock, disco, punk and even country.
The band has been gigging in the tri-state area’s music scene since 1999.
If you’re looking for an excuse to hang out in lower slower, Backlash has you covered.
The show will be held at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, 213 Anglers Road, Lewes from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. COST Free. INFO irisheyespub.com or 645-6888.