Common Ground Theatre is a performance and teaching space located in west Durham offering performing arts and educational groups a flexible, well-equipped alternative space. The theater 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 theater is hosting the following events in February:
Black Poetry Theatre Presents: The Game- A Poetic Theatrical Exploration of Good vs. Evil in the Game of Life
Every year, George and Hank meet to play chess. It is a friendly game between two old friends. They pick a quaint spot and play a game that has been played for centuries. Only this chess match has special significance. These two players are God and the Devil, and they are playing for dominion. The pieces are human lives, the board is a city on earth, and strategy is simple—don’t lose. This year, George has chosen Durham the place to play the game. Hank has chosen James as the key piece. Faith will be tested, good and evil will battle, and lives will never be the same.
The Game is the second production this season for Black Poetry Theatre. Poet, playwright, songwriter, emcee, performance artist, writer and educator Dasan Ahanu is the writer and co-director for the production. It is co-directed by Joseph "Church da Poet" Churchwell. It features some of the area's most notable artists.
When: Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.
How much: Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for student and seniors. Night-of tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for student and seniors.
For more information, contact Joseph “Church Da’Poet” Churchwell at (919) 627-1076 or visit the website.
Bare Theatre Presents: One Night of Absolute Dismay
Twenty-four dysfunctional relationships; 13 characters; 4 plays. One night of absolute dismay. Bare Theatre presents its third annual collection of contemporary short works. Dare to be dismayed.
When: Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $17 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and military.
Reservations: Call (919) 386-9571
For more information, visit the website.