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November 5-21

Bare Theatre presents
Titus Andronicus by W. Shakespeare

Bare Theatre opens its 10th anniversary and start of the 11th season with the play that rejuvenated the company in 2005, William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

Director Heather J. Strickland, one of the founding directors and long­time company member, revisits Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy having assistant directed the 2005 production. This time she presents a bold telling of the violent tale with an all female cast and crew.

Titus Andronicus is the story of a loyal Roman military general that returns victorious from war and immediately sets the stage for her own violent downward spiral and the undoing of her surviving daughters. Pitted in a power struggle against Tamora, queen of the Goths, the two women ultimately rip apart their own lives, their communities, and their families seeking revenge for the wrongs to each other.

Dates:​November 5-21, 2015
Time: ​Doors open at 7:30p, all shows begin at 8:00p
Tickets: ​$18 Adult, $15 Senior/Military, $10 Student
Call 919.322.8819 or Buy Tickets Now
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Twitter: ​@BareTheatre, #allfemaleTitus

November 28

Improv Percolator Benefit for the Durham Rescue Mission

The Triangle Improv Community and The Improv Percolator are getting together for a holiday charity fundraiser that will knock your socks off! On Saturday, November 28th four area teams will perform at Common Ground Theatre and all proceeds will benefit The Durham Rescue Mission. Audience members will be encouraged to pay a suggested donation of $15 and bring a package of new socks to give to the needy.

The Durham Rescue Mission is the city’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter and addiction recovery organization, currently serving over 400 men, women and children. There’s a critical need for socks at homeless shelters, especially during the winter months. David Cash, of the Durham Rescue Mission, explains that when people arrive at their doors, “Many of them only have the clothes on their back. Socks and undergarments are a continual need that often gets overlooked when groups think of donations.”

This very special holiday Percolator will feature:

The Estesstentials Talented teenagers from Moonlight Stage in Raleigh

Danny Canoe Local fan favorites in a rare appearance

Fatmouth Improv Common Ground regulars and one of Durham’s best known groups

Third Date Back at Common Ground after two sold out shows!

DATE: Saturday, November 28 8:00pm
TICKETS: $15 suggested donation plus a package of new socks
RESERVATIONS: tickets@cgtheatre.com or (919) 943-6373


December 3-5

One Song Productions

December 10-20

A Trailer Park Christmas

Back for its 8th year, Durham’s very own A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/Hussey family at their Christmas eve holiday party. Audience are treated as guests and encounter ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado. Come see why all your friends and family have made this their holiday tradition!

December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m.
December 13 & 20 at 2:00 p.m
Tickets: $23- General Admission, $21- Student/ Senior
Reservations: tickets@cgtheatre.com or (919) 384-7817