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Current & Upcoming Events

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


Tiny Engine Theatre presents Recall by Eliza Clark

Lucy makes people uncomfortable. There’s something about her eyes. There’s something about the way her mother’s boyfriends keep disappearing. And there’s something about the government agents on her trail. A chilling parable of family and fractured society, Recall explores our need to feel connected, understood and loved—no matter the damage, no matter the cost.

With Kirsten Ehlert, Natalie Izlar, Gerald Jones, Amanda Scherle, and Lazarus Simmons

Directed by Paul Sapp

Designed by John Paul Middlesworth and Paul Paliyenko

Original music by Chris Frain (soundcloud.com/lenn-cicada)

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Shows: March 26-28, April 1-4 at 8:00pm,
Matinee on March 29 at 2:00pm
Prices: $16 General Admission, $12 Senior/Student/Military
Reservations: call 919-578-1654
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For more information: www.tinyenginetheatre.com


Fatmouth Improv presents “You’re Still the Boss of Us” show

We did it before, we’re doing it again. Join us for a night of improvised comedy where you get to tell us what to perform. Bring your best suggestions and we’ll bring our best improvisations.

Show: Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 pm
Price: $12-general admission
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April 12
Info Coming Soon

Common Ground Theatre Small Series presents Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit

This strange meeting features The Woman in the Safari Outfit, the Woman in Armor, the Woman with the Gavel, and others. The business at hand is how to attack the men’s ward before they attack the women and devour them like cannibals?

With Susannah Hough, Drina Dunlap, Dierdre Shipman, Nicola Bullock, Dale Wolf, Mary Guthrie, Barbette Hunter, Shelby Hahn, and more

Directed by Rachel Klem

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

Shows: April 17-18 and 23-25 at 8:00 pm
Pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, April 16
Price: $13-general admission
Reservations: Call (919) 384-7817
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Studio A Acting Company Spring Showcase

Intermediate and Advanced acting students showcase one acts as well as premiere a short film.

In the Master Acting Program students will become part of STUDIO A, a youth performing company that performs a full length play at the culmination of studies. More info on classes for all levels and all ages can be found on the website.

Show: Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm
Price: Free
For more information check out Movie Makers


May 1
Transactors Improv Company

May 2
Third Date Improv

May 28-30
One Song Productions


June 11
Improv Percolator

June 12
PARCOUR, performance art

June 13
TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon kids improv show

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

June 18-27
Playground and Common Ground Theatre co-production


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 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 25
Transactors Improv Company

September 26
Third Date Improv


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

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

October 8-17
Owl Tree Theatre for the People presents
THALIAFEST: Festival of NC Women Playwrights

October 22-24
Strange Beauty Film Festival

October 29
Improv Percolator

October 30
Third Date Improv


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

November 28
Transactors Improv Company


December 3-5
One Song Productions