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For the past eight Christmases, playwright/performers Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem have starred as Meemaw Hussy and Lorraine Dodson in A Trailer Park Christmas at Durham's Common Ground Theatre

This Year’s Tacky, Uproarious Trailer Park Christmas Is Common Ground’s Swan Song

Common Ground Theatre co-founder Rachel Klem has appropriately decided to stage, for the eighth year, her original one-act A Trailer Park Christmas, making it the last production before the 13-year-old theater’s imminent closing later this month. With the decades-long traditional winter productions of Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella and Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol,… Read More ›

For the past eight Christmases, playwright/performers Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem have starred as Meemaw Hussy and Lorraine Dodson in A Trailer Park Christmas at Durham's Common Ground Theatre

CGT’s Multimedia Trailer Park Christmas Features Song, Dance, Karaoke … and Snacks

Written by Rachel Klem and Jeffrey Moore and directed by Klem, A Trailer Park Christmas is a multimedia show. Nine actors perform live onstage, playing 20 characters. Over half of them, accompanied by another 12 characters, also appear in videos that play on the big screen TV. There’s song, there’s dance, there’s karaoke, and there… Read More ›

Mark Cornell’s Two Turtle Doves at Common Ground Theatre Is 90 Minutes Well Spent

Common Ground Theatre’s production of Mark Cornell’s Two Turtle Doves provides an hour and a half of nonstop entertainment. Under Shelby Hahn’s direction, the pace never lets up, keeping us engaged from beginning to end. The script contains witty dialogue and poignant situations. Even though there are only two characters onstage, we are given a… Read More ›

Little Green Pig’s Maccountant Is a Bloody, Funny Shakespearean Tale

It’s not a new idea: updating a Shakespearean classic for a modern audience. A change in setting and style can make the language more accessible to our lazy ears. And so it is with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s current production of Maccountant, playing Sept. 3, 8-10, and 15-17 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham…. Read More ›

Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s Cloud 9 Was Provocative and Sublimely Acted

Last weekend, Tiny Engine Theatre Company — co-founded by Laurel Ullman and Paul Sapp — wrapped up its second calendar year of productions with English playwright Caryl Churchill’s rarely produced 1979 treatise on identity politics, Cloud 9. The apparent reason that Cloud 9 is performed so rarely is that it can be a little difficult… Read More ›