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Fatmouth Improv presents The July 19th Show

Because we really can’t think of a better name, and because it says everything you need to know, FatMouth Improv presents “The July 19th Show”. Join us for an evening of improvised comedy with special guest Anoo Brod of Transactors Improv.

Saturday July 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-general admission (plus tax)
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One Song Productions presents: Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman

Comprised of a series of brisk, kaleidoscopic scenes, the play begins as Wallace, now a handsome young man of eighteen, hurls a ripe tomato at a pretty young woman dressed all in white while declaiming “I love you.” We then move back in time to when Wallace, six years of age, is sent off to school by his mother—who then proceeds to slit her own throat. Wallace finds her body, a shock which continues to haunt his relationships with the other women who come into his life as he grows up, including his crusty, wise grandmother; the girl who swipes his peanut butter and banana sandwich at school and later browbeats him into his first kiss; the psychiatrist who tries to help him exorcise his troubling memories; and the knowing senior who provides his sexual initiation while he is a college freshman. All of the characters, in the end, contribute to the mosaic which captures with such eloquence and wit all the fears and joys and uncertainties which mark Wallace’s progress towards manhood.

Directed by guest director, Ana Radulescu
Assistant Directed by Anna Claire Mauney

Thursday-Saturday, July 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 suggested donation
Reservations: email onesongreservations@gmail.com
For more info: 1songproductions.org

Tiny Engine Presents: Hearts Like Fists by Adam Szymkowicz

Tiny Engine, the Triangle’s newest theatre company, kicks off its inaugural season with the Triangle premiere of Adam Szymkowicz’s superhero noir comedy.

The city’s heart beats with fear: Doctor X is sneaking into apartments and injecting lovers with a lethal poison. Lisa’s heart beats with hope: now that she’s joined the elite Crimefighters, maybe she can live a life with meaning. And every beat of Peter’s wounded heart brings him closer to death, but he’s designing an artificial replacement that will never break. Can the Crimefighters stop Doctor X? Do Peter and Lisa have a chance at love? And who is the woman with a face like a plate?

“Author Adam Szymkowicz has written an extremely funny script…both poignant and hysterical…Hearts Like Fists is fabulous and smart fun.”-Show Showdown

Directed by Paul Sapp. Featuring Laurel Ullman, Ryan Ladue, Jon Todd, Mara Thomas, Tara Nicole Williams, Kirsten Ehlert, Liz Webb, and Melissa Makhoul.

Preview video at Vimeo

Wednesday-Saturday, July 30th-August 2nd, August 6th-9th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday August 3rd and 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-general admission, $12-students/seniors/military
Discount tickets available on Wednesdays
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Summer Camp (no other bookings)
Aug 11-15

Third Date
Aug 22-23

Summer Sisters 2014 Presents: Monster Camp
in association with Common Ground Theatre

15 female artists explore the classic Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Featuring Nicola Bullock, Michelle Byars, Flynt Burton, Sylvia Freeman, Amanda Hahn, JaMeeka Holloway, Susannah Hough, Carissa Johnson, Tamara Kissane, Rachel Klem, Dierdre Shipman, Laurie Siegel, Laurie Wolf and Amber Wood, this devised theatre piece looks at themes of creation, culpability, loneliness, and, of course, monsters.

Thur, Fri, Sat, August 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15
Reservations: (919) 384-7817

contract pending
Sept 19

Sept 20

Third Date
Sept 26

Fatmouth Improv
Sept 27

MOJOAA Productions
Sept 28-Oct 11

contract pending
Oct 16-17

Improv Percolator
Nov 6

Third Date
Nov 7

Fatmouth Improv
Nov 8

contract pending
Dec 4-6