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August 27-29
Common Ground Theatre and Summer Sisters Present: Behind the Boots

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, Tamara Kissane, Rachel Klem, Dierdre Shipman, Laurie Siegel & Carissa White.

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: $15 (plus tax) General, $12 (plus tax) Seniors/Military, $5 Students
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September 25

Transactors Improv Company

Transactors Presents “Reality Prov”

An improvised performance about reality TV, “Reality Prov” follows five eager improvisers vying to win one special Impro-tunity. Invited to the intensive residential Improv Boot Camp, these players have to face and ace challenges put to them by their stern taskmaster. This show has everything you want to see in reality TV: alliances and intrigue, sex and romance, crushing failures and glorious triumphs, competition and collaboration, and mountains made from molehills. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at something totally fake!

Improvised and based on audience suggestions, “Reality Prov” features Anoo Brod, director Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson.

Show: Sept 25 at 8:00 pm
Price: $15 (general) and $10 (student/senior)
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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