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2023/24
Season

“Common Ground” for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to participate, interact, and connect."

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Stew

by Zora Howard
Directed by Yolanda Marie Franklin

co-production with SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE

March 29 – April 21, 2024
Preview performance: March 29
Opening Night: March 30

Mama is up early to prepare an important meal and, even with her family on hand to help, time is running short. Tensions simmer with three generations of Tucker women under one roof, but things come to a boil as the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude. The kitchen becomes a microcosm of the family, a protection from outside traumas with the making of the stew a challenging task (it gets ruined twice) and a group activity needed to keep the family together. (STRONG LANGUAGE)

UPLIFTING BLACK VOICES, 7 Part Staged Reading Series

This well received Staged Reading Series was launched by  Common Ground's Artistic Director, Yolanda Franklin to give Local & National African American Playwrites a space to respond during the pandemic.  Common Ground will now produce it "live" as a short play festival in the Summer of 2024.

COMING

Summer 2024

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ABOUT Common Ground Theatre

Common Ground Theatre’s mission is “to produce classics and new works by and about people of African descent that entertain, educate, and connect with audiences of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.”

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As the premier San Diego Black theatre, our aim is to produce high quality theatrical productions that provide a “common ground” for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to participate, interact, connect and share their love of theatre.

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