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Graduate Student Staged Reading of Four Drowned at Eld Pond: A Ghost Story
Written by Michael Seebold
Read by Graduate Students of NCSU
Friday Oct. 24th 2014 at 8 PM

Improv Percolator

Join us for our final brew of 2014! Audiences have delighted in our special blend of new and experienced short and long-form improv troupes all year long. No pumpkin spices here, just good old-fashioned improv scenes.

Improv Evolution: Anoo Brod’s Advanced Improv students doing short form games and scenework
Skibbereen: Long-form improv
Transactors Improv Company: Super-special appearance

Thursday, Nov 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (+tax) general admission
Reservations: (919) 384-7817
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Third Date

Third Date ushers in the holiday season with a one night only performance at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. Four veteran actors (J Chachula, Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp and Jenny Spencer) will create a one-hour improvised piece based on audience suggestions. This Third Date show will explore the theme of holidays spent with partners, family, friends, and co-workers in their trademark comic yet bittersweet style. Their scenes reflect the joys, the disappointments and the everyday frustrations of life in our weird, wonderful world.

The Bouncing Bulldogs competitive jump rope team will open the evening with a dazzling display of their athletic skills.

Friday, Nov 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12 all seats
For Reservations call: 919-943-6373
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Fatmouth Improv

Fed up with Facebook?
Tired of Twitter?
Irritated by Instagram?
You’re not alone. And now there’s help!
Bring your complaints and bad attitude with you on Saturday, November 8th when FatMouth Improv presents, “The Anti-Social Network.” Spend a fun-filled evening examining our obsession with social media.

Opening for FatMouth will be Improv Evolution.

Saturday, Nov 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12
More info at: Fatmouth Website
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Skydive Productions & Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series present Crooked
by Catherine Trieschmann

in conjunction with Ladies of Triangle Theatre

Fourteen year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother’s secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.

“The work of a big accomplished writer’s voice…a gem of a discovery.” – The New York Times

Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French.

Featuring: Ana Radelescu, Leigha Vilen, and Amber Wood

Directed/Designed by: Jules Odendahl-James, Amanda Hahn, with assistance by Sonya Drum

Thursday-Saturday, Nov 13-15 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-general admission, $10-students
Reservations: (919) 384-7817
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Transactors Improv Company presents “Return to Ray’s Diner”

Transactors Improv returns to Ray’s Diner after a successful first visit in September.

Ray’s Diner sits on a two-lane highway just outside a small southern town. A few years after the diner opened in 1972, an Interstate highway bypassed the town. Yet Ray’s persists, a haven for hungry souls: regulars and random passersby, truckers and drifters, businesspeople and families on vacation.

The diner, one long room with booths and a counter with fixed stools, is clean but hasn’t been renovated since it opened its doors. The town may be small but Ray’s is a gateway to a larger world.

Transactors Improv serves up Ray’s Diner, a long-form spontaneous theater piece conceived and directed by company member Steven Warnock. Joining Warnock in the cast will be Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Jane Allen Wilson, and guests.

Saturday, Nov 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general, $10 student/senior
No phone reservations accepted
For more info see Transactors Improv website
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Studio A Acting Co and Movie Makers Student Showcase

Students of Melissa Lozoff’s Movie Makers drama classes perform in their semi-annual showcase. Classes range from beginner to advanced, for all age ranges.

Studio A Acting Company performs twice a year.

Sunday, Nov 23

One Song Productions presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

“Written during an awe-inspiringly brief period of six days, ‘Blithe Spirit’ concerns the haunting of one Charles Condomine, a suave Cowardesque novelist, by the ghost of his ‘morally untidy’ first wife, Elvira, who turns Charles’s staid marriage to the priggish Ruth into a prickly ménage à trois. Like Coward’s deeper-reaching ‘Private Lives,’ ‘Blithe Spirit’ considers a theme close to its writer’s heart: the disruptive force of sexual passion, as it brings out the beast in the seemingly genteel.” -New York Times

Blithe Spirit is a World War II-era British farce featuring at least ten seances, a ghost-induced car crash, and a healthy amount of hilarity. Join Charles Condomine as he inadvertently brings his deceased wife back to life, much to the chagrin of his current, living one.

Featuring: Jones Bell, Faith Jones, Grace Siplon, Michelle Everette, Harris Middlesworth, Beth Siegling, Maddie Wiener

Thurs, Fri, & Sat, December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $8 to $10 suggested donation
More info: One Song Productions
Reservations: email onesongreservations@gmail.com

A Trailer Park Christmas
Dec 11-21
Tickets on sale soon!