Manbites Dog Theatre

The State of Things
11:51 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Superheroes On A Submarine: A New Take On Shakespeare

Jon Haas as The Tune and Jessica Flemming as Memory Lass
Alan Dehmer

Last week as Shakespeare fans around the world celebrated his 450th birthday, Durham's Manbites Dog Theater opened a modern adaptation of his last masterpiece, The Tempest. 

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The State of Things
12:18 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

From The Air Force To The Chair Force

A moment from Grounded, a one-woman show featuring Madeleine Lambert.
Credit Jon Haas

After an unexpected pregnancy, an F-16 pilot gets reassigned to a desk job: flying drones from an armchair in a windowless trailer in Nevada.

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

A Lifelong Friendship Of Civil Rights Activist And Ku Klux Klan Member

Derrick Ivey (Left) as C.P. Ellis and Lakeisha Coffery (Right) as Ann Atwater
Credit manbitesdogtheater.org / Manbites Dog Theater

    

  In 1971, civil rights activist, Ann Atwater, and ku klux klan grand exalted cyclops, C.P. Ellis chaired a community meeting to handle violence in the recently desegregated Durham school system. And those meetings started a unexpected lifelong friendship between the two. A play by Mark St. Germain retells the story of this unlikely friendship in the play, Best of Enemies

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

War: What Is It Good For?

Christopher McElroen is the director of Measure Back
Credit christophermcelroen.com

    

   

War. The country has been engaged in it for the last decade, and yet the majority of the population knows it as little more than images on a screen.

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