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March

Saturday, March 5
8pm

Transactors Improv

Transactors Improv spoofs the Academy Awards, complete with walking the red carpet, celebrity interviews, and competition for awards, with Oscar Night!

But the Oscars aren’t the only thing on imaginary TV this night; Transactors will channel surf as well and you may find yourself suddenly watching ESPN, Lifetime, or a reality show! It’s just like watching the Oscars on TV, only it’s live, all made up on the spot, and doesn’t last six hours!

Anoo Brod and Juliet Kaplan co-direct the show and are joined in the cast by Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Jane Allen Wilson, and guest Deb Aronin.

Show time for Oscar Night is 8:00 pm, March 5.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 student/senior
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March 10-12

One Song Productions presents

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Jax Preyer and Bryna Loranger

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Saturday, March 19
8pm

Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe

A Springtime Bottom Line: Moonlight Buds & Bloomers

The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe of Hillsborough, NC offers fun, sassy, Cabaret & Vaudeville-style Song, Dance and Skits. The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe consists of seasoned performers who are committed to the ideal that curvy, sexy, confident, voluptuous women are to be celebrated! Promoting Body Positivity is important to us! Join us for our sometimes bawdy and barely-almost risque performances as we raise awareness of community issues though our alignment with local non-profits, as we assist them in their fund-raising efforts!

Date & Time: Saturday, March 19 8pm

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Thursday, March 24 & Friday, March 25
8pm

Common Ground Theatre Presents: Bull City Blues

WELCOME TO BULL CITY PD!
The streets of New West Durham run a thin line between good and bad, right and wrong, strange and hilarious. From Common Ground Theatre comes a brand new serial improv show taking a bite out of police procedurals.

Bull City Blues, directed by Rachel Klem, follows the officers of the BCPD as they do battle with Durham’s villainous underworld. The series is scheduled to run for 5 episodes, taking the genre of long form improv to the extreme. Follow our exciting cast of talented improvisers as they fight to keep Durham a safe place to laugh in peace.

Featuring: Anoo Brod, Brian Dukes, Juliet Kaplan, Carol Machuca, Brian Thacker, April Dudash, Shelby Hahn and Rachel Klem.

March 24 & 25 (special 2 night pilot) at 8pm
April 15, May 20, June 3 at 8pm
Tix- $12, Special 3/24 & 3/25 only $20!

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Saturday, March 26
8pm

FatMouth Improv presents: FatMouth is Truly Trivial

Join us for an evening of improv based on true stories where the audience gives us a topic and we desperately try and remember our past indiscretions. Opening for FatMouth will be Team Trivial where audience members will compete against each other for trivial bragging rights and possibly a prize. A truly trivial night is guaranteed!

Saturday, March 26 at 8pm
Tickets – $12 general

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March 31st – April 9th

Kafka’s Monkey by Colin Teevan

Starring Dale Wolf as Red Peter

Directed by Dana Marks

A former ape is invited by the ‘Academy’ to give a report on his former life as a beast in the wild. The famous variety star, Red Peter, who has transformed himself in order to exist in the world of men, gives a cleverly biting account of his journey: from his brutal capture and captivity to his reformation as a “human”.

March 31-April 2 at 8pm
Sunday, April 3 at 3pm
April 7-April 9 at 8pm

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April

Thursday, April 14
8pm

Improv Percolator

1 night of 3 different long-form improv styles!

THE GROUPS:

FATMOUTH IMPROV:
FatMouth Improv will be performing a long-form piece based on true stories where the audience gives us a topic and we desperately try and remember our past indiscretions. FatMouth are Mary Capucilli, Cholena Erickson, Alan Goldstein, Deborah Klinger and Ann Roy.

UMLAUT: Umlaut is a long form improv group based in Raleigh, N.C. that plays a very fast, stream of consciousness montage based on 1 suggestion. Expect silliness to ensue.

SUPPORT GROUP: Based in the Triangle, Support Group performs long-form improv montages.

3 great improv groups, 1 night only!

Thursday, April 14 8pm
Tickets $12 (plus tax)

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Friday, April 15
8pm

Bull City Blues

WELCOME TO BULL CITY PD!
The streets of New West Durham run a thin line between good and bad, right and wrong, strange and hilarious. From Common Ground Theatre comes a brand new serial improv show taking a bite out of police procedurals.

Bull City Blues, directed by Rachel Klem, follows the officers of the BCPD as they do battle with Durham’s villainous underworld. The series is scheduled to run for 5 episodes, taking the genre of long form improv to the extreme. Follow our exciting cast of talented improvisers as they fight to keep Durham a safe place to laugh in peace.

Featuring: Anoo Brod, Brian Dukes, Juliet Kaplan, Carol Machuca, Brian Thacker, April Dudash, Shelby Hahn and Rachel Klem.

Friday, April 15, 8pm
Tickets – $12 (plus tax)

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Saturday, April 16
8pm

Third Date Improv

Third Date returns to Common Ground Theatre for our Spring show. J, Nancy, Jenny and Dan will create an hour long improvised piece based on one suggestion. Third Date shows are a comic and sometimes bittersweet exploration of relationships with friends, family, partners and coworkers. They reflect the joys, surprises and everyday frustrations of life in our weird, wonderful world.

Opening for Third Date is improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour! Andrew Aghapour is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as the Comedy School Director at the DSI Comedy Theater. Andrew performs improv every Friday with DSI’s MISTER DIPLOMAT, and his comedic stories have been featured on the RISK! podcast and the Monti.

Saturday, April 16 8pm
Tickets $12

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April 22-24

Studio A presents

The Odd Couple (the Female Version)
by Neil Simon.

Directed by Melissa Lozoff

Friday, April 22 – 8pm
Saturday, April 23 – 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, April 24 – 1:30 and 7:30pm