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Current & Upcoming Events

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July 23-August 2
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle Premiere
by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?

“Its raw and magnetic dementia seems destined to attract a cult following.” – The New York Times

“Sharp, smart and hysterically funny.” Time Out Chicago

With Triangle favorites Noelle Azarelo, Erica Heilmann, Liz Webb, Laurel Ullman, and Pimpila Violette

Directed by Paul Sapp
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

Shows: July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and Aug 1 at 8:00 pm
July 26, Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm
Price: $16 general admission; $12 senior (65+), student, military (plus tax)
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Visit Tiny Engine at www.tinyenginetheatre.com


August 3-7
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

Kids 6-12 years old take center stage as they spend the week learning, playing theater games, rehearsing, and performing a play!
Click here for more details!

August 14-16
Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading, & Mayhem

The Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell are back for another evening of IMPOSSIBILITIES!

Chris Collins and Erik Dobell have teamed up to bring you a night of stunning magic, reality shattering mindreading and hilarious mayhem. A night where impossibilities are brought to life right in front of your eyes.

With a combined 40+ years in the art of magic, Chris Collins and Erik Dobell have traveled from Las Vegas to South Korea performing their award winning shows for audiences and companies such as the NFL, Sony Electronics, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Now it’s your turn to see the best magic has to offer!

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see two world class performers amaze and astound you; do not miss: IMPOSSIBILITIES!

Shows: August 14-16 at 8:00 pm
Price: $15-$55 (plus tax)
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August 20
Improv Percolator

The August 20th Improv Percolator at Common Ground Theatre features the students of Improv Evolution and two fantastic duo teams, Diabolical Fishbank and Steven Canoe. Diabolical Fishbank are Greg Phillips and Brian Dukes who perform with a reckless abandon rarely seen beyond a Jai-Alai court. Steven Canoe stars Steven Warnock and Anoo Tree Brod of the Transactors Improv Company. Their long form improv features fast paced character changes and a whole bunch of unadulterated silliness.

Show: August 20 at 8:00 pm
Price: $12 (plus tax)
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August 22
Fatmouth Improv

August 27-29
Common Ground Theatre and Summer Sisters Present: Wonderwork

This devised theatre piece looks at themes from the pop-culture icon: Wonder Woman. 11 female artists explore the themes of heroes & villains, truth & justice, kicking ass & looking good while doing it. Using text, music, dance and images, this experimental piece features local artists Hazel Edmond, Sharon Eisner, J Evarts, Emily Hill, Amanda Hahn, Barbette Hunter, Carissa Johnson, Tamara Kissane, Rachel Klem, Dierdre Shipman & Laurie Siegel.

Summer Sisters is a devised theatre group that is gently lead by theatre veterans Tamara Kissane and Rachel Klem. Artists meet weekly, during the summer, to explore themes and images generated by a mother text.

2013 was Summer Sisters’ first year and focused on the graphic novel Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me. The theatre community embraced the Summer Sisters’ work, and the production earned them “Best Choreography” in The Independent Weekly’s “Best of Triangle Theatre, 2013.” Last year, the Sisters explored Mary Shelley and her classic work, Frankenstein.

Show: August 27, 28 & 29 at 8:00 pm
Price: $15 (plus tax)
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September 3-19

Black-Ops & Little Green Pig Present
In association with Common Ground Theatre

The Shipment by Young Jean Lee

Five Black actors show us the state of the nation: How Things Are vs. How They Could Be. A scathingly hilarious comedy and vibrant link in the chain from minstrel shows, Pigmeat Markham, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chapelle and Key & Peele.

Co-produced by Black Ops, Durham’s new theater company with a mission to promote opportunities and training for Black theater artists in the Triangle and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in association with Common Ground Theatre.

Featuring Johanna Burwell, Drina Dunlap, Jacqueline Markham, Ron McGill & Lazarus Simmons

Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell & Jaybird O’Berski

Designed by Aquila Butler & Chris Sanders

Stage Managed by Kristian King & Roan Blanchard

Shows: Sept 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm
Price: $17 (plus tax) at the door, $15 (plus tax) in advance online
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September 25
Transactors Improv Company

September 26
Third Date Improv


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

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

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