A non-profit company founded in 1987, Manbites Dog Theater has been performing in its present location on Foster Street since the fall of 1998. The company has presented many regional and/or state premieres, as well as a broad range of local and national guest artists and companies in its “Other Voices” series.
Productions of original works have included Indecent Materials, Hotline, Walking Miracles,A Tune for Tommy, Plays Well With Others, and Bucknaked: a love story. The theater’s representative 2010-2011 season consisted of Jennifer Haley’s Breadcrumbs, Will Eno’sOh, The Humanity and other exclamations, Monica Byrne’s Nightwork, and Neal Bell’s Now You See Me.
Manbites Dog also offers “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” presentations of “queer theater” as well as “Puzzle Hunt,” a free, outdoor, interactive event held every few years in downtown Durham.
Manbites Dog Theater Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from DATA bus 4 at Geer Street/Rigsbee Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 5 shows per season with multiple performances if each
- Ticket Prices: Vary, but are usually $12–$17. Seniors (62+) and Active Duty Military receive a $2 discount. Student tickets are $5. Many shows have a “pay what you can” ($5 minimum) preview performance
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions are available at the beginning of each season.