The play “Curtains” closed their 46th season on June 4, but Flowertown Players already have their 47th season of shows laid out.
Their board is excited to have new Managing Director Kendall Kiker on staff. He had spent most of his career as an educator, teaching at schools in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. Kendall most recently directed productions of “She Kills Monsters” and “The Spitfire Grill, The Musical” at Coker University in Hartsville.
Charleston Southern University theatre professor Thomas Keating is taking his show on the road — to Summerville that is, where he’ll be directing the southeast premiere of “Boundless” at the Flowertown Players on S Main Street, scheduled to run from Feb. 17-26.
“Boundless” is a new fictional musical created by Mary Fishburne based on the real tragedy of the Nickel Mines Amish school shooting that saw a man shoot and kill 13 girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse prior to turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
It’s time for some songs of hope at Flowertown Players as they present “Boundless” — a new piece — which opens this Fri., Feb. 17 and runs until Feb. 26. The book, music, and lyrics are all by Mary Fishburne who was a prominent fixture in Charleston theatre for several years. She has since relocated to Pennsylvania.
“Boundless” is the story of four Amish sisters, including Willa King navigating the tragic loss of a sibling all whilst coming of age in a crazy world. The musical’s events are loosely inspired by the West Nickel Mines School shooting on Oct. 2, 2006, where a man shot 13 girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse, killing six including himself.
Inspired by the classic 1949 Hasbro board game and brought to life by an all-star cast in the 1985 film version, ‘Clue’ is an outrageous farce-meets-murder mystery, with the cast and crew with Flowertown Players bringing the timeless and comedic whodunit to life on stage at the Summerville’s Community Theatre. Flowertown Players thoroughly entertain the audience for a full two hours in this nonstop cat and mouse game, brought to you by the nostalgic Parker Brothers (pun intended).
When six mysterious guests including a socialite, senator’s wife, and a female escort assemble for an unexpected dinner party, they soon discover that the menu consists of murder, intrigue, and blackmail. When the party’s host Mr. Boddy turns up dead, all mayhem breaks out. Did the butler, the cook, or the maid do it, or did one of the invited patrons concoct this fiendish scheme of who, what, and where!