Bare Theatre presents WINTER ACTS
Circus performance by Cirque De Vol Studios
“The Hitler Youth Knife” by R. Alex Davis, directed by G. Todd Buker
“Fun House” by Jordan Carlson, directed by Heather J. Strickland
“The Tape Recorder” by Pat Flower, directed by G. Todd Buker
February 21 – 24
Th. 2/21, Fri. 2-/22, Sat. 2/23 at 8:00p
Sun. 2/24 at 2:00p
Common Ground Theatre
4815-B Hillsborough Rd., Durham
Bare Theatre presents its fourth annual collection of short plays previously unseen in the Triangle. Continuing the tradition of bringing original works to audiences, Bare Theatre’s 2013 Winter Acts offers thrills and uncertain endings with stories that question reality and distort the everyday norms.
Managing Director G. Todd Buker directs “The Hitler Youth Knife,” by R. Alex Davis, a former Bare Theatre Rogue Company actor from Raleigh. In it, Norman confronts his college friend Mike with questions about religion, racism, and retribution over a dangerous artifact from history, one which will open up a dark secret between them. Justin Smith and Matt Fields perform.
Artistic Director Heather J. Strickland directs “Fun House,” by Tarboro native Jordan Carlson. Atlas and Larue find themselves in a dimly lit theatre which seems to have no way out, yet they can hear a train approaching. Are they in an experiment or is there something supernatural occurring? The play features Mary Forester, Jeff Buckner, and Loren Armitage.
Buker also directs “The Tape Recorder,” a period thriller from English playwright Pat Flower. Originally created as a teleplay, “The Tape Recorder” was the BBC’s first color transmission. In it Miss Collins, a pretty young secretary, listens to recorded tape of her employer, a writer, as he dictates notes on his newest work – one that she may be unwittingly part of. Maegan Mercer-Bourne gives a wordless performance, Loren Armitage provides the voice of the writer.
The evening also includes performances by Cirque De Vol Studios, a group of performers and teachers that specialize in aerial silks, trapeze, acrobatics, yoga, pilates, zumba, stilt-walking, juggling, fire dance and certification, hoop dance, latin dance and belly dance. Cirque De Vol will collaborate with Bare Theatre to create a vintage circus-themed city of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors. Errors runs May 24 – June 1 atRaleigh Little Theatre’s amphitheater.
The Cirque De Vol line-up is as follows:
– Thursday, 2/21: Paige LaWall, aka “Papyrus” – hoop dancing
– Friday, 2/22: Liz Bliss & Jewels – partnered acrobatics
– Saturday, 2/23: Lady Gatita, Woman of Mystery – sword dancing
– Sunday, 2/24: Adam Dipert – juggling, diabolo, flower sticks
Friday night immediately after the show there will be a playwright talkback with Jordan Carlson and Alex Davis. Saturday night we will hold a talkback with the cast of all three plays.
The show contains adult language and themes. Parents may find the content okay for mature students, but are encouraged to use their own discretion.
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