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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 General, $12 Seniors/Military, $5 Students (plus tax)
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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 with Special Guest Dana Marks

One of Durham’s favorite improv companies, Third Date, and actor-musician-and local legend, Dana Marks, join forces for a special one night only performance at here September 26th. This show is the company’s second collaboration with Dana. She last appeared with Third Date in August of 2013, and the company has looked for opportunities to collaborate with her ever since.

“Dana is one of my favorite performers in the Triangle,” said director Dan Sipp. “What’s surprising is that even though she’s a classically trained actor, she’s a very intuitive improviser. All of the specificity in her movements and the truthfulness of her emotions on stage make her a joy to play with. She’s a great fit for our style, and we’re very lucky to have her back again for this show.”

The cast may be different, but the company’s style remains the same: Scenes that are a comic and sometimes bittersweet exploration of relationships with partners, family, friends, and co-workers. They reflect the joys, surprises and everyday frustrations of life in our weird, wonderful world.

Durham physician and author Ray Barfield will open the show with a talk about the importance of storytelling in medicine.

Show: Sept 26 at 8:00 pm
Price: $12 (general)
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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