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Current & Upcoming Events

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July 3
The Wholesome Twins Present: Ron & Rhonda’s Spirit Of ‘76: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

Join Ron & Rhonda Livingstone, America’s favorite evangelical sex therapists, as they wave their flags and give the salute in this patriotic flashback show. Set in 1976, America’s Bicentennial, you’ll see a major lineup of your favorite stars, including Diana Ross, Jodie Foster, Laverne & Shirley, Gerald Ford, Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers and more! Put on your finest Made In The USA duds, strap on some platforms and show everyone that you are an Amer-I-Can! This is an adults only show, so please leave your little patriots at home.

Directed by Rachel Klem
Starring Jeffrey Moore and Annie Zipper
Featuring Tracey Coppedge, Drina Dunlap, Akiva Fox, Shelby Hahn, Rus Hames, Emily Hill, Tony Hughes, Dan Sipp

Show: July 3 ONLY at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15- General
See the Promo Video

July 6-11
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!
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July 11
The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe

The Cleanest Dirty Fun You Will Ever Have
A fundraiser for The UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

Show: July 11 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15
Tickets available at the door

July 13-17
Girls Rock NC Summer Camp

July 18
Third Date Improv

Durham’s favorite new improv group returns to Common Ground for their summer offering with a new cast. Third Date regulars Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp and Jenny Spencer are joined this time around by Sarah Eldred and Chuck Givens. Loyal fans of the company may remember that these two played with Third Date in a show two years ago that was a big success. It was so much fun to have them along the first time that they’re doing it again. Call it Improv Déjà Vu!

Local guitarist Randy Reed will open the show.

Show: July 18 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $12

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Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle Premiere

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche 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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August 3-7
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

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

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 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