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Common Ground Theatre Fall Preview

Trailer Park Christmas: L-R (top) Nancy Pekar, Chris Burner, Jeff Alguire, (bottom) Raul Granados, Annie Zipper, Jeffrey Moore & Tracey Coppedge; Photo by Rachel Klem:

Common Ground Theatre (www.cgtheatre.com) is a performance and teaching space located in west Durham, offering performing arts and educational groups a flexible, well-equipped alternative space. The Theatre provides a convenient venue for Triangle audiences to experience the diversity of our area’s arts and educational offerings. All events listed will be held at Common Ground Theatre. The Theatre is hosting the following events in FALL, 2010:

THEATRE

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Presents: Redghost

An original adaptation of one of Japan’s best known and most terrifying ghost stories, Yotsuya Kaidan. Revenge, lust, obsession and the fast track to Hell.

Directed by Rachel Klem, with Monica Byrne, Hilary Edwards, John Jimerson, Alphonse Nicholson & Gary Watts. Designed by Chelsea Kurtzman, Steve Tell & Stephanie Waaser.

  • September 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m.
  • September 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $12 Wed/Thurs/Sun, $15 Fri/Sat
  • Student Rush: $8 (one hour before curtain)
  • Reservations: (919) 452-9204

Website: www.littlegreenpig.com

THEATRE

Ghost & Spice Productions Presents: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Witty, Intelligent, Incisive. A young man claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son cons an Upper East Side couple. He sets in motion a series of events that will alter the course of their lives forever. Inspired by a true story, the play is both a laugh-out-loud comedy and a biting social commentary about the separation between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots. Winner of the 1993 New York Critic’s Circle Award.

Directed by Rachel Klem, with Lenore Field, Gregor McElvogue & Alphonse Nicholson.

  • October 8 & 9, 14-16, 21-23 at 8:00 p.m.
  • October 17 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $16-General, $14-Students & Seniors
  • THURSDAYS ARE ALWAYS HALF PRICE AT GHOST & SPICE
  • Reservations: (888) 239-9253
  • Website: www.ghostandspice.com

City of Medicine: L-R (top): Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp, Steven Warnock, (middle) Anoo Brod, Jill Greeson, Jeff Alguire, Rachel Klem, (bottom) Greg Hohn & Jeffrey Moore; Photo by Jason Arrol

THEATRE, COMEDY

Transactors Improv Presents: City of Medicine- Season Finale

Join us for our fourth season of this completely improvised serial medical drama. Inspired by Grey’s Anatomy and E.R., this real-life drama is set at Bull City Medical Center, Durham’s newest teaching hospital. Each show the cast is joined by a special guest who is either saved or killed by our doctors. Don’t miss a single episode. City of Medicine: Where who you heal is not nearly as important as whose heart you steal.

  • September 24, October 29, November 26 at 8pm Eastern
  • Tickets: $14-General, $12-Students & Seniors
  • Reservations: (919) 698-3870
  • Website: www.transactors.org

THEATRE

Common Ground Theatre Presents: A Trailer Park Christmas by Rachel Klem & Jeffrey Moore

Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Common Ground Theatre owner Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment. Set in West Durham, A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/ Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado.

  • December 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 &18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • December 12 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $17- General, $15- Students & Seniors
  • Reservations: (919) 698-3870
  • Website: www.cgtheatre.com

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