by Lynn Nottage
September 20-22, 26-29 @ 7:30 pm & September 29 @ 3pm
Directed by Gwendolyn Schwinke
Edwards Black Box Theatre
In turn-of-the-century Manhattan a melting pot of cultures, colors and dreams simmers. As strains of ragtime fill the air, Esther, an African American seamstress, sews corsets and other intimate apparel for clients – from high-society ladies to ladies of the evening. Suddenly, for Esther, there the hope of love: but will she find it in a forbidden relationship with the Orthodox Jewish merchant or with the romantic stranger from Barbados? Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards,Intimate Apparel is a lush tale of romance, humor and heartbreak.
book, music & lyrics by Richard O'Brien
October 11-13, 17-20 @ 7:30 pm & October 13 & 19 @ 11 pm
Directed by Robin Edwards-Russell
79th Avenue Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center
The musical that became a movie and started a 35-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen—live on stage! A sexy, wild, funny, tongue-in-cheek interactive time warp through a kaleidoscope of camp with a musical score that has become iconic! On a dark and stormy night, Brad Majors and his innocent fiancée Janet Weiss find themselves in a mysterious castle- and their bizarre adventures begin in this rock musical spoof of old horror movies and a celebration of love, lust, manipulation, creation, satisfaction and biological advancement! For mature audiences.
by William Shakespeare
November 1-2, 7-10 @ 7:30 pm & November 10 @ 3 pm
Directed by Monica Bell
Romp through the forest with two pairs of young ardent lovers as they escape the tyranny of rule and family to enter the earthy, unpredictable netherworld of the forest. By twists and turns, the mystical inhabitants of the forest play havoc with the four as well as a ragtag band of tradespeople, turning everyone’s world upside down. A delightful tale of magic and romance.
Tony Award-winning Pippin is the coming of age story of a young prince longing to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, he finds the simple pleasures of home and family. Featuring music from the Tony and Oscar-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Prince Of Egypt, the energetic pop-influenced score bursts with one show stopping number after another.
Three Victorian lady explorers, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness while telling tales of past jaunts among the natives. Brave, willing and yearning to see it all, the women begin their trek to Terra Incognita in 1888, only to discover they are adrift in time. Eric Overmyer crafts a linguistic labyrinth for his heroines as they navigate through uncharted territory populated with pop culture and possibility.
A brilliant play, which brings compassion, humor and arresting theatricality to its imaginative, touching study of lost souls trapped by society's inexorable decay. The Hotel Baltimore was formerly the swankiest place in town - now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, a group living on the fringes of society who call the seedy hotel home. Hot L Baltimore reveals the private lives of an unconventional community about to be turned inside out. Winner of the New York Drama Circle Award, the Obie Award and the Outer Critics’ Circle Award.