EVENTS



The Children

Thursday Mar 5, 2020
Category/Venue: Pure Theatre

Show runs Thur Mar 05 – Sat Mar 28

Pure Theater
134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: The Children
by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Erin Wilson
Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding New Play Nominee

In a cottage on England’s beautiful rocky coast, two retired nuclear physicists live a peaceful existence, but the world around them has been crippled by an environmental disaster. The surprise visit of an old friend brings a shocking proposition. Recent Broadway hit and 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, The Children is a potent drama—utterly captivating and profound with sincere wit. Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding New Play Nominee





Men on Boats

Friday Mar 6, 2020
Category/Venue: Threshold Repertory Theatre

Show runs Fri Mar 06 – Sun Mar 22

Threshold Repertory Theatre
84 Society Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: Men on Boats

Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above. Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell’s actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus’s nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a diverse cast of women who infuse America’s historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.





FROZEN JR.

Friday Mar 6, 2020
Category/Venue: Flowertown Players

Show runs Mar 6 – 15, 2020

Flowertown Players Youth Series
At the Summerville Community Theater
Presents: FROZEN JR.
A Magical Musical of Sisterhood with All Your Favorite Songs

Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Directed by Jenny Aubrey

Based on the hit Broadway adaptation, Frozen Jr tells a story of love and acceptance between Princess Anna and Elsa. When the kingdom of Arendelle is faced with danger, the two sisters will discover their true potential and power as a family to try and save their home. Featuring all the classic songs from the film, as well as five new songs written for Broadway, Frozen Jr is an all-ages production that will warm even the coldest hearts.





WIT

Friday Mar 27, 2020
Category/Venue: Flowertown Players

Show runs Mar 27 – Apr 4, 2020

Flowertown Players Underground Series
At the Summerville Community Theater
Presents: WIT
Death is at Your Doorstep, What Will Be Your Legacy?

“Death, be not proud…” The winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Margaret Edson’s Wit is an honest, unflinching look at the last months of a cancer patient’s life. English professor Vivian Bearing is proud, intelligent, and dying of stage IV ovarian cancer. Facing down an experimental treatment that may prolong her life, Dr. Bearing reflects on her life and condition through the intricacies of the English language and the Holy Sonnets of John Donne. At times humorous, at times devastating, Wit is one of a kind.





Bright Star

Wednesday Apr 1, 2020
Category/Venue: Dock Street Theater

Show runs Apr 01 – 26, 2020

CHARLESTON STAGE
In Residence at the Historic Dock Street Theater
Presents: Bright Star

The brand new Blue Ridge Mountain, blue grass Broadway musical! From the comic mind of Steve Martin and the musical genius of Edie Brickell comes one of the brightest new musicals in many a year. Set in Asheville, this moving musical, with its Tony and Grammy nominated blue grass score, lit up Broadway in 2016 and has been delighting audiences all across America ever since. Charleston Stage is excited to give this great new musical its Charleston premiere.
Music, Book & Story by Steven Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
Direction by Julian Wiles
Musical Direction by Sam Henderson
Choreography by Cara Dolan





MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Friday Apr 3, 2020
Category/Venue: Foot Light Players

Show runs Fri Apr 3 – Sun Apr 19

Footlight Players
At the Queen Street Playhouse
Presents: MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Winner of 16 Best Musical Awards

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.





FAIRVIEW

Thursday Apr 16, 2020
Category/Venue: Pure Theatre

Show runs Thur Apr 16 – Sat May 09

Pure Theater
134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: FAIRVIEW
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed Sharon Graci
WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
& THE 2018–2019 SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

At the Frasier household, preparations for Grandma’s birthday party are underway. Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to make sure this party is perfect, but her sister can’t be bothered to help, her husband doesn’t seem to listen, her brother is MIA, her daughter is a teenager, and maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place...! Fairview is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.





The Book of Will

Friday Apr 17, 2020
Category/Venue: Threshold Repertory Theatre

Show runs Fri Apr 17 – Sun May 03

Threshold Repertory Theatre
84 Society Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: The Book of Will

Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above. Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell’s actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus’s nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a diverse cast of women who infuse America’s historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.