2013-14 Season

Manbites Dog Productions


by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Jeff Storer
The claws are out and feathers will fly. Sometimes the battle of the sexes can get complicated. (…more)
October 3 – 19, 2013
Tickets on sale September 2, 2013

The Best of Enemies

by Mark St. Germain
Based on ‘The Best of Enemies’
by Osha Gray Davidson, © 2007

Directed by Joseph Megel
In 1971, as Durham struggles with school desegregation, Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, become unexpected allies. (…more)
December 5 – 21, 2013
Tickets on sale Tuesday November 5, 2013


by George Brant
An F-16 fighter pilot finds herself reassigned to the Air Force’s drone program, piloting a remote-controlled Reaper in Afghanistan. (…more)
March 20 – April 5, 2014
Tickets on sale Monday February 10, 2014

Spirits to Enforce

by Mickle Maher
Directed by Jeff Storer
In a secret submarine lair, 12 superheroes – the Fathom Town Enforcers – face their greatest challenge! (…more)
April 24 – May 10, 2014
Tickets on sale March 24, 2014

Special Events

Dark Matter

A Series of Unpredictable Performance Events
Various times and places through the year, when (and where) you least expect it: you watching theater watching you. @darkmatterevents

Season Pass

Our 2013-14 Season Pass is the best theater bargain in town – attend any nine performances for just $12 each. Why pay more? Completely flexible and easy to use. Passes go on sale August 19 for a limited time and in limited numbers.
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Other Voices Presentations

Duke Performances presents

Measure Back

Created by T. Ryder Smith & Christopher McElroen
An immersive, mixed-media participatory experience examining war and the choices it forces us to make. (…more)
November 6 – 9, 2013
Limited Seating: Tickets on sale September 2, 2013

FORTY / AM presents

I Love My Hair When It’s Good:
& Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive

Created and Directed by Chaunesti Webb
Two girls growing up in a family of African American women attempt to make sense of the world through the complicated relationship they have with their hair. The 2012 smash hit returns to Manbites Dog for a special encore presentation. (…more)
January 16 – February 1, 2014
Tickets on sale Monday November 11, 2013

Duke Performances and Hoi Polloi present


Created by Hoi Polloi
Join Socrates and his inner circle for an audacious examination of the nature of justice, in a full-throttle contemporary take on Plato’s Republic (…more)
February 20 – March 1, 2014
Limited Seating: Tickets on sale September 2, 2013

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents

Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo

by Monica Byrne
Directed by Jay O’Berski
The Olympic Village is a notorious international orgy, but for a select cult of athletes, it’s also a movement to destroy the nation state. World premiere. (…more)
May 22 – June 7, 2014
Tickets on sale April 21, 2014

SPENDY Productions presents

Strange Beauty Film Festival 2014

Durham’s hugely popular festival of imaginative and striking short films from around the world returns for its fifth season. (…more)
June 12 – 14, 2014
Tickets on sale May 21, 2014

Past Seasons