Green and Sumter Streets
Main Office, Room 402
Columbia, SC 29208
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THEATRE SOUTH CAROLINA
Main Stage Show Times*:
Wed - Fri: 8pm | Saturday: 7pm | Sunday: 3pm
Plus 1/2-price Late Night Show at 11pm on the second Saturday!
Ticket Prices: $12 for students | $16 for University Faculty/Staff, Military and Seniors 60+ |
$18 General Public
Box Office: 777-2551
Box office opens 1 week prior to each production run.
The Box Office is located in Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. Enter from the breezeway off of Sumter St.
Longstreet Theatre -- 1300 Greene St., corner of Greene and Sumter
Drayton Hall Theatre -- 1214 College St., corner of College and Sumter
*Dates, times and locations are subject to change.
Sept. 27 - October 5
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Louis Butelli
Drayton Hall Theatre
Tom Stoppard’s delightful comedic masterpiece, Arcadia (a 1994 Olivier award winner for “Best New Play”), is a witty and hilarious intellectual puzzle about our unquenchable thirst for knowledge. The play, simultaneously waltzing between two centuries, two sets of lives, multiple passions, many mysteries and even, the laws of thermodynamics, reveals in the climax that “it’s the wanting to know that makes us matter.”
by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Steven Pearson
A vibrantly modern story, the characters in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, first performed in 1901, are haunted by an impending future beyond their control and recollections of a happier past that keep them from truly living in the present. This journey clashes between nostalgia and modernity, between charm and anguish, between dreams and disappointment.
February 21-March 1
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
from the novel by John Buchan
and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Jim Helsinger and Brad DePlanche
Put together an Alfred Hitchcock espionage thriller with the absurd style of Monty Python and you get Patrick Barlow’s manically theatrical comedy, The 39 Steps. Like magicians showing off their tricks, the cast of four becomes more than 150 different characters right before your eyes. Fusing all of the original film’s intrigue and edge-of-your-seat suspense into a script filled with zingers, witty repartee and countless clever references to the Hitchcock oeuvre, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, Tony Award® winning whodunit, described by critics as “a dizzy delight” (NY Daily News) and an “absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical riff” (The New York Times).
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond
Drayton Hall Theatre
Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet determines to avenge his father’s apparent murder, with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom. Emotionally turbulent and intellectual, the tragedy of Hamlet is, one of the greatest dramas ever created. Timeless, Hamlet proves why Shakespeare is, as rival playwright Ben Jonson declared four centuries ago, “not of an age, but for all time.”
There will not be a performance on Sunday, April 20 (Easter).
|2013-14 Main Stage Season Artwork by Spenser Weeks
Location: 1400 Wheat St, between Sumter and Pickens, across from Blatt PE Center
Show Times: 8pm nightly
Ticket price: $5. Ticket available only at the door. Arrive early for best seating.
by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Patti Walker
A 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith's Yellowman is a provocative, affecting drama about the harsh realities of internalized racism in the African-American community, described in The New York Times as “a battle cry for humanity and its possibilities.” In Orlandersmith's haunting, poetic script, light-skinned Eugene and darker-hued Alma recount the story of their lifelong relationship, evolving from a childhood friendship to a grown-up love affair, and how their lives were forever shaped by the deep-seated prejudices of parents and peers in their small Southern hometown.
Yellowman contains adult themes and language, and is not suitable for younger audiences.
November 22 & 24
whose words all ears
Original Short Play Festival
Supervised by Robyn Hunt
The Lab Theatre is known for its fresh takes on great plays, but it can't get fresher than this. whose words all ears took captive, (a title taken from a line in Shakespeare’s All Well That Ends Well) will bring together a small group of students to craft, cast, design, direct and perform original short plays in under a week. The result will be two completely different evenings of “captivating” entertainment, filled all the thrills and surprises of seeing new plays performed for the very first time!
February 27 - March 2
Written and Directed by Kat Martin
The side effects of life in the internet age are explored in graduate student Kat Martin's original script, Status Update. Developed from months of research on the increasing dominance of social media and technology in our world, Martin's insightful script exposes the unintended consequences of the “on-call” lifestyle. Will our increasing dependence on technology make us eternal or control us?
The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Marybeth Gorman
This trimmed up, modern rendition of Shakespeare’s controversial comedy explores how far people will go to get what they want in the game of love. Lucentio desires to win the heart of the fair Bianca, but society dictates that she can’t be married until her “shrewish” older sister, Katherina, finds a husband. Enter gold-digging scoundrel Petruchio, who will marry the first wealthy woman he can, and decides to take on Katherina as the ultimate romantic challenge. What transpires is an all-out battle of wits, as opposing forces try to tame each other in an ever more outrageous quest for wedded bliss!
|2013-14 Lab Theatre Season Artwork by Jeremy Darby
CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENT
Location: 1512 Pendleton Street, across from Pendleton Garage, in Hamilton College.
Show Times: To Be Announced.
MFA Actor Solo Performances
An evening of works written, directed and performed by our second-year MFA Actors. Show times to be announced. Free Admission.
February 24 - March 1
Swimming in the Shallows
by Adam Bock
Directed by Scott Giguere
Feb. 24 - 27: 8pm
Feb. 28: 7pm and 11pm
March 1: 8pm
In Adam Bock's offbeat comedy, Barb finds out that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight things -- and wonders if that is all she wants. She starts giving away her things but her husband Bob keeps buying her new ones. Meanwhile, Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla Carla doesn't like that Donna smokes. And, Nick meets a shark at the aquarium -- they go on a date to the beach and Nick tries not to sleep with the shark too fast. Plus dream sequences. Plus a wedding.
"The play immerses the audience in a queer world wherein bizarre situations can begin to seem completely normal, but despite its surreal elements, it is grounded in true-to-life anxieties, longings, and expressions of love." -- Theatremania
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