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The Laramie Project

By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project, Directed by Chase Priest

September 21, 22, & 23 @ 8pm

 

THE TRAGEDY THAT INSPIRED A RAINBOW OF HOPE 

 

Based on the true and horrendous murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, WY, this show draws from hundreds of interviews conducted by the members of Tectonic Theatre Project in reaction to the 1998 hate crime. Short scenes bring together more than 60 characters to portray the seemingly average town seeded with unmeasurable hatred and shocking heights of compassion. Bringing to light the lack of hate crime laws, Matthew Shepard sparked public discussion on sexual discrimination and violence worldwide.

 

"Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium." —Associated Press.

 "There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." —New York Magazine.

Produced in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service 

Rated: R

Location: The Flowertown Players' Main Stage

*This show will be traveling to the South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA) competition November 2-5. If qualified we will attend South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC ) competition March 7-11. If you would like to contribute to our travel expenses please make a 100% tax-deductible donation HERE.

FEATURED IN CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 

FEATURED IN JOURNAL SCENE 

General Admission $15

Cognac and Roses, A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe

Poems and short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Directed by Chrissy Eliason

October 26 @ 8pm, November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11 @ 8pm 

A dark and dreary night of dramatic retellings of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous works of literature including The Raven, A Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum. This show will also include ASL sign interpreters on Oct. 26th and Nov. 10th. Expect performances so dark and terrifying, that they will have your heart beating so hard you'll be sure that it was buried under the floorboards....

 

October 26 - location: Fabulon Art Gallary as a part of the Free Verse Poetry Festival 

FREE EVENT 

 

November 2 - 11 - location: The Annex

General Admission $15

General Admission $15

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen, Directed by Josh Bates

January 26, 27, February 1, 2, 3 @ 8pm, January 28, February 4 @ 3pm

 

A HEROINE FILLED THRILL RIDE 

 

Fantasy meets comedy in this action packed adventure. Following the death of her sister, Agnes Evans dives into a world of beasts, heroines, fairies and ogres as she tries to connect with her sister through her hidden notebook. Sprinkled with geeky undertones and slaying sword fights She Kills Monsters teaches us about the warrior within us all.

 

"Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" – Theatremania

 

"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." – The New York Times

 

Produced in special arrangement with Samuel French

 

Rated: FTP-14, suggestive dialogue, fantasy violence, and sexual content 

 

Location: The Flowertown Players' Main Stage

Adult $25, Senior/Military/1st Responder $22, Student $20, 15 & under $15

The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, Based off works of William Shakespeare Directed by John Bryan

February 8, 9 10, 15, 16, & 17 @ 8PM

 

William Shakespeare is one of the world's most accomplished writers, thousands upon thousands of playwrights, actors, and directors seek to emulate his prose, his wit, and his craft. Three performers now seek to pay tribute to the legendary author by performing every one of his works... in the span of 90 minutes. Creating a show that simultaneously mocks and rains praises on the Bard, it will be a night of unending laughs and, hopefully, some education thrown in there too!

 

 

Rated: FTP-14

 

 

Location: The Annex 

 

Produced in special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

 

 

General Admission $15

An Act of God

By David Javerbaum Directed by Erik Brower

March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31 @ 8PM

 

Join us for a very special question and answer session hosted by the one, the only, the creator of the universe itself, God! No way!? Yahweh. It's an opportunity that's hard to pass over as God unleashes a plague of sass, wit, and social commentary – leaving no stone unturned. And hopefully, he'll answer some of those deeper questions that people are always bothering him about!

 

Rated: FTP-MA, coarse language, and suggestive dialogue 

 

Location: The Annex

General Admission $15

Bouncers & Shakers

Bouncers by John Godber, Directed by Daniel Rich Shakers by John Godber & Jane Thornton Directed by Courtney Bates

Two Plays. Two Casts. Two Weekends. Bouncers and Shakers are two hilarious plays that take an unflinching look at the lives of England's working class.

 

BOUNCERS May 3, 4, & 5 @ 8PM

SHAKERS May 10, 11, & 12 @ 8PM

 

Bursting with imagination and wit and presented by just four actors, Bouncers is an outrageous and hilarious parody of the disco scene. The four brutish bouncers portray over twenty different characters during the pulsating beat of the nightclub. We see them as giggly girls, lads on the town, and of course drunken slobs. It will have you in stitches. "Bouncers is brilliant." - Daily Mail.

 

Every town has its local trendy cocktail bar where everyone wants to be and be seen. We are given a wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long-suffering waitresses who work there. Rushed off their feet, underpaid and overworked, they try to smile and help the difficult customers whilst coping with their own personal problems. A fascinating and often hilarious view of the reality which lurks behind the plastic palms and the pina coladas.  "Another excellent piece of theatre which leaves the audience well entertained and also thinking. Highly entertaining." - Edinburgh Festival Times.

 

Come join us for rap battles, slapstick, and thought provoking commentary. Each play is sold separately. Come for one or both. 

 

Rated: FTP-14

 

Location: The Annex 

​General admission $15 per show

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare Directed by Allison Brower

July 19, 20, 21 @ 8pm, July 21 & 22 @ 3pm 

 

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON

 

One of Shakespeare’s best comedies, Twelfth Night mixes the Bard’s iconic use of disguises, mistaken identity, and love. Viola and twin brother Sebastian are shipwrecked in the sea town of Illyria. Fearful that her brother has perished Viola disguises herself as a man to enter into the service of Duke Orsino. His love for Countess Olivia is soon discredited as the Countess has set her eyes on Viola. Hilarity ensues as Viola attempts to block the Countess’s advances and get closer to her true love, Duke Orsino.  

 

Rated: FTP-14

 

Location: The Flowertown Players' Main Stage

General Admission $15

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