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Longstreet Theatre
Green and Sumter Streets
Main Office, Room 402
Columbia, SC 29208

phone: 803.777.4288   
fax: 803.777.6669
email: theatre@sc.edu or dance@sc.edu

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Theatre South Carolina
proudly announces our

2010/11 Main Stage Season

Show times:
8pm      Wednesday through Friday
7pm      Saturdays

3pm matinee on the first Sunday
1/2-price Late Night performance on the final Saturday

Tickets available one week prior to each show's run by calling our box office at 777-2551, or visiting in person.  The box office is located in the lobby of Longstreet Theatre; enter from the breezeway off of Sumter Street.


Our Country's Good Drayton Hall Theatre October 1-9, 2010

Our Country's Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
October 1-9, 2010
Drayton Hall Theatre


After an eight-month voyage, British prison ships deliver convicts to the infamous Botany Bay in the winter of 1788 to establish a penal colony. When the prisoners are asked to put on a play as entertainment for the prison camp (which would later become the city of Sydney), they develop a renewed sense of pride and hope for their futures in a new world. Based on a true story, Our Country's Good is a profound, moving and wholly entertaining play “that says, yes, the theater is important, inspiring, [and] a boon to civilization” (New York Times). Recipient of the 1988 Olivier Award and the 1991 NY Drama Critic’s Circle Award.

Big Love  Longstreet Theatre November 12-20, 2010

Big Love
by Charles Mee
November 12-20, 2010
Longstreet Theatre


Modern day arranged marriages of 50 women to 50 men could only lead to one outcome. The great escape! Fleeing to Italy from their native Greece, our young heroines receive temporary asylum at an oceanside villa.  However, when the husbands-to-be drop in by helicopter to retrieve their brides, who are now free and basking in the sun, a fiery battle of the sexes erupts, making casualties of love and life. Charles Mee's modern retelling of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women is a raucous take on a 2500-year-old Greek tragedy that will leave audiences breathless. By turns sharply witty, lyrically poetic, and devastatingly insightful, Big Love is "a fanciful theatre piece you will never forget" (New York Times).

The Suicide Longstreet Theatre February 18-26, 2011

The Suicide
by Nikolai Erdman
February 18-26, 2011
Longstreet Theatre


What could possibly be subversive about an unemployed tuba player? Find out as Theatre South Carolina presents the hilarious Russian farce The Suicide, which, in 1928, so provoked the ire of Joseph Stalin that it was banned from public performance for most of the 20th Century. Playwright Nikolai Erdman’s tale takes us into the downtrodden existence of Semyon, an out-of-work tubist at the end of his proverbial rope. When his wife confides to a neighbor that he may be considering suicide (he isn’t), interested locals begin trying to make him a martyr for their own pet causes. He might be worth more dead than alive, but to whom? The Suicide explodes with lightness and humor in the darkness of this hard-hitting but zany social satire.



The Comedy of Errors Drayton Hall Theatre April 15-23, 2011

The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
April 15-23, 2011
Drayton Hall Theatre



Theatre South Carolina keeps the comedy coming for its final main stage production of the season, Shakespeare's madcap romp, The Comedy of Errors! When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio, travel to the foreign land of Ephesus, they find themselves mistaken for two others with the same names who turn out to be their identical twins. Mix-ups lead to mayhem as the two sets of brothers, and their frazzled family and friends, try to sort out the mess.