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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 ›

The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe Delivers the "Cleanest Dirty Fun You’ll Ever Have!"

From out of Hillsborough, about three years ago, was born the Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe, a most unusual group of entertainers — burlesque queens, you might call them, although they include a guy now, who mightn’t appreciate the term. And they early on developed a purpose greater than striptease and applause: supporting the… Read More ›

The Bottom Line Is Burlesque and Comedy and Big Hearts

In the spirit of the original burlesque troupes, The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe’s performances consist of a lot of music, a bit of dancing, some comedy, and a little bit of striptease, but The Bottom Line takes it one step further and gives back to the community with every performance. On Saturday night,… Read More ›

Debra Kaufman’s “Harbor Hope” Is a Good Attempt at Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

The PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre co-production of Harbor Hope, a new one-act play written by Debra Kaufman and directed by Joshua Benjamin, is a good attempt at raising awareness of domestic abuse. Kaufman has crammed a bit more story than she tells into this examination of familial abuse and the efforts… Read More ›

One Song Productions Will Stage “Cyrano de Bergerac” on May 28-30 at CGT in Durham

Regular readers may remember that we like to promote and support One Song Productions, a theatrical troupe made up entirely of Chapel Hill and Durham area high school students, who operate without adult supervision. They do it all, from choosing scripts to striking the sets; and their work has been commendable for over 10 years… Read More ›