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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 Youth Camp performs Just So Stories

with special guests TAFFY: Transactors for Families

Saturday, Aug 16 at 11:00 and 1:00
Tickets: $8-adults, $5-kids

Third Date

Local favorites Third Date return to Common Ground with a unique improv show to close out the summer. For The Guy Show Third Date regulars Dan Sipp and J Chachula are joined by former members of Transactors Improv Company, Tim Johnston and Eric Singdahlsen, for two performances that explore friendship, careers, love and what it means to be a man in the world today.

“I’m really excited about this project, “says Sipp, who also directs the group. “The fact that it’s even happening is pretty amazing. Tim and Eric live in the Washington, DC area. They’re both taking a week off from their families and jobs to come down here. We’re going to rehearse together every day for a week, then do the shows. I’ve never tried anything like this, but I know it’s going to be a lot of fun. All of these guys are great friends of mine and very, very talented. It’s pretty much a dream project for me.”

After Saturday night’s performance there will be a talkback with the cast.

Friday and Saturday, Aug 22-23 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-general admission
Reservations/info: (919) 943-6373
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Summer Sisters 2014 Presents: Monster Camp: An Exploration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
in association with Common Ground Theatre

An Exploration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This devised theatre piece looks at themes from the novel Frankenstein such as creation, culpability, loneliness, and, of course, monsters. Using text, music, dance and images, this experimental piece features local artists Nicola Bullock, Flynt Burton, Sylvia Freeman, Amanda Hahn, Carissa Johnson, Tamara Kissane, Rachel Klem, Dierdre Shipman, Laurie Siegel, and Amber Wood.

Summer Sisters is a devised theatre group that is gently lead by theatre veterans Tamara Kissane and Rachel Klem. Female artists meet weekly, during the summer, to explore themes and images generated by a mother text.
2013 was Summer Sisters’ first year and focused on the graphic novel Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me. The theatre community embraced the Summer Sisters’ work, and the production earned them “Best Choreography” in The Independent Weekly’s “Best of Triangle Theatre, 2013.”

Thur, Fri, Sat, August 28, 29, 30 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $15 (plus tax)-general admission
Reservations: (919) 384-7817
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Impossibilities Magic Show
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