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There is no late seating for shows, unless otherwise indicated.

May

One Song Productions presents CYRANO DE BERGERAC by EDMOND ROSTAND

Directed by Nicole Gabriel
Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac (Ethan Fox) is in love with Roxane (Carla Troconis), but he’s too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian (Conor Mooney), falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano’s help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian’s name, and Roxane doesn’t realize that it’s Cyrano’s words she falls for. She marries Christian, and Cyrano continues to keep the other man’s secret, even after tragedy strikes. Romance and comedy truly flourish in this performance displaying that the pen is, in fact, mightier than the sword.

Shows: Thurs-Sat, May 28-30 at 7:30
Price: Suggested donation is $8-10
Reservations: Email onesongreservations@gmail.com

June

Improv Percolator

The lineup for June’s Percolator is going to be The Students of Open Mind Improv (directed by J. Chachula), Awkward Silence, and Some Assembly.

Awkward Silence is a three person team with Ann Roy, Drew Gulino and Alan Goldstein performing Long Form Improv. We take the rules and toss them out the window.

Some Assembly is a duo act featuring Kate Harlow and Kit FitzSimons. We take one suggestion and show you all the unusual conference halls you might find yourself, the lectures you would hate to miss out on.

Show: Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 pm
Price: $12 (plus tax)
Reservations: (919) 384-7817
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PARCOURS, Imagined by Johanna Rose Burwell, Performed by JoRose

Show: Friday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Prices: $14-general, $12-student/senior
Reservations: email parcoursproduction@gmail.com

TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon kids improv show

It’s hot outside; cool down with “Transactors Improv: For Families!” Family-friendly and based on your suggestions, this show is sure to tickle and delight audience members of all ages. Director Anoo Brod is joined in the cast by Bart Hubbard and Steve Scott.

Show: Saturday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Prices: $10 general, $8 senior, $6 student/child
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Fatmouth Improv (evening)

FatMouth Improv presents “Stop It, You’re Killing Me!”. Join us for a night of improvised Who Done It? and other Improv fun. The fun and murder begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 13th at the Common Ground Theatre.

Show features regular members Ann Roy, Cholena Erickson, Deborah Klinger, Alan Goldstein, Drew Gulino and Mary Capucilli.

Show: Saturday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Price: $12-general admission
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PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre present A New One-Act: Harbor Hope

Harbor Hope written by Debra Kaufman, directed by Joshua Benjamin

Harbor Hope explores the shadow side of “helping” when a young social worker tries to befriend her client, a working-class woman being abused by her husband. Pushing the boundaries between professional behavior and friendship, she soon finds herself in over her head.

Shows: June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm
June 21, 28 @ 2:00 pm
Price: $15 general admission; $13 senior (65+), student, military (plus tax)
Reservations: (919) 384-7817
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July

July 6-11
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

July 11
The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe presents “The Cleanest Dirty Fun You Will Ever Have”, a fundraiser for The UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

July 13-17
Girls Rock NC Summer Camp

July 18
Third Date Improv

July 23-Aug 1
Tiny Engine Theatre presents
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

August

August 3-7
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

August 20
Improv Percolator

August 22
Fatmouth Improv

August 27-29
Summer Sisters presents a devised work by local theater artists. Gently led by Tamara Kissane and Rachel Klem

September

September 25
Transactors Improv Company

September 26
Third Date Improv

October

October 3
TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon kids improv show

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

October 22-24
Strange Beauty Film Festival

October 29
Improv Percolator

October 30
Third Date Improv

November

November 6-21
Bare Theatre presents
Titus Andronicus by W. Shakespeare

November 28
Transactors Improv Company

December

December 3-5
One Song Productions