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"Hand to God," April 21 - May 8, Trustus Theatre, 254-9732.
"The Imaginary Invalid," April 20-29, South Carolina Shakespeare Company.
"Love Lies," April 21-30, WOW Productions, 807-2969.
"An Evening of Late Night One-Acts," April 28 - May 7, On Stage Productions, 351-6751.
"Sealed For Freshness," April 28 - May 7, Chapin Theatre Company, 240-8544.
"Catch Me If You Can," May 5-28, Town Theatre, 799-2510.
"The Man Who Came to Dinner," May 5-13, Village Square Theatre, 359-1436.
"Don't Dress For Dinner," May 12-21, Workshop Theatre, 799-6551.
"The Producers," May 25 - June 4, Sumter Little Theatre, 775-2150.
"Rock of Ages," June 2 - July 1, Trustus Theatre, 254-9732.
"Quilters, a Musical," June 9-10, Ritz Theatre of Newberry, 276-6264.
"Second Samuel," June 9-18, Village Square Theatre, 359-1436.
"The Commedia Sleeping Beauty," June 10-18, Columbia Children's Theatre, 691-4548.
"Sex On Sunday," July 7-15, Trustus Side Door Theatre, 254-9732.
"Beauty and the Beast, Jr.," July 23-30, Village Square Theatre, 359-1346.
"Madagascar - A Musical Adventure," July 28 - August 6, Chapin Theatre Company, 240-8544.
"Black Super Hero Magic Mama," August 4-12, Trustus Theatre, 254-9732.
Press Releases for Current Shows
Camden Community Theatre
Chapin Theatre Company
Columbia Children's Theatre
On Stage Productions
Ritz Theatre of Newberry
SC Shakespeare Company
Stage 5 Theatre
Sumter Little Theatre
Village Square Theatre
Trustus Presents "Hand to God"
After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. This hilarious Tony nominee for “Best Play” will have you talking long after you’ve left the theatre. For tickets call 254-9732.
Town Theatre Presents "Catch Me If You Can"
The hit film (based on an unbelievable but true story) inspired this high-flying musical comedy which is all about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale Jr. runs away from home. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — and seeks to win the girls of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, a cross-country pursuit by Hanratty ensues to bring forger/imposter Frank to justice.
Devilishly deceiving is Casey Berry (A Christmas Carol: The Musical) in the role of Frank Jr. His father and mentor, Frank Sr., who also has his own brushes with the law, is portrayed by Clayton King (You Can’t Take It With You). The role of Frank’s long-suffering mother is taken by Jordan Harper (The Little Mermaid). Hot on the heels of our show’s star is Gil Young (A Christmas Story) as Agent Hanratty. Frank’s antics certainly get him noticed by many including Nurse Brenda Strong, played by Katie Gatch, in her Town Theatre debut.
Don’t miss this fast, rollicking musical that shares the life of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world. For tickets call 799-2510.