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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 ›

Strong Performances and Lots of Laughs Make Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s Cloud 9 Worthwhile

Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s production of English playwright Caryl Churchill’s 1979 comedy, Cloud 9, which completes its three-week run on June 23-25 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, is definitely a comedy for mature audiences — and smart mature audiences at that. The farce begins in 1880 in a dwindling outpost of colonialism in Africa,… Read More ›

Tiny Engine Sputters with “5 Lesbians”

Tiny Engine Theatre Company, one of the many new theater companies popping up in the Triangle in recent time, is presenting its third offering to audiences: Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s farcical romp and 2012 New York International Fringe Festival winner, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which will play from July 30th through Aug. 2nd… Read More ›

The cast of "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" includes (clockwise from left) Liz Webb, Erica Heilmann, Laurel Ullman, Noelle Barnard Azarelo, and Pimpila Violette (photo by Sylvia Freeman)

Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s Rendition of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” Is Absurdly Delightful

Just when you thought you had attended every type of meeting of every type of society, you find yourself invited to the 1956 Annual Quiche Breakfast of The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein! And they even give you a name tag! On opening night for Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s July… Read More ›

“Recall” Is Fresh, Unique, and Wonderfully Eerie

When a play begins as Eliza Clark’s Recall does- with a frenzied-looking mother and daughter in a dingy hotel room with a blood spot on the floor- it’s obvious it’s going to be a little different. And “different” is certainly an apt description for this intriguing and unique offering from Tiny Engine Theatre and director… Read More ›