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The Caretaker

When: Fri., Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 17 2015

THE CARETAKER

FRIDAY, JAN. 2–SATURDAY, JAN. 17, DURHAM

COMMON GROUND THEATRE—Little Green Pig may be "hibernating until the spring," per its Facebook page, but Artistic Director Jaybird O'Berski sure isn't. Instead of flying south for the offseason, he's tackling some tough, frosty theater. At Common Ground, he presents one of the most popular works of definitive modernist playwright and perennial crossword clue Harold Pinter. The Caretaker, Pinter's first major success, established his style of fluently thwarted expression—his long, ornate speeches and spiky thickets of dialogue. Two squabbling brothers and a homeless man who has disrupted their balance of power just talk and talk, erratically taciturn and expansive, stuck in the Godot-like purgatory of a messy row house. As always, the said is twisted by the saying; the unsaid is where truth silently pools. In this Southstream Productions run, O'Berski directs actors Brook North, John Honeycutt and Ryan Brock. 7:30 p.m. Thurs–Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., $16–$18, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., 919-417-2477, www.cgtheatre.com. —Brian Howe

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