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Department of Theater


Our Town

Wednesday, Nov. 7 –
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 13–Thurs., 15, 7:30 p.m.

Special Matinee: Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
Admission: $5

Special FREE Performance: Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. |  Horry County Museum

Donations for Conway Cares accepted to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town that represents every town the world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager,” the play follows the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, N.H., through 12 years of life changes – from the mundane to the romantic to the devastating. Through young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents and the locals’ interwoven lives, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human.

Edwards Theatre
Admission: $17

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In the Blood

Thursday, Nov. 29 – Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

In its Second Stage series, the CCU Department of Theatre joins with the Women’s and Gender Studies program to present Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood, directed by students Jala Bennett and Amani Huell. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2000), this intense reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter follows Hester, an impoverished, homeless and illiterate mother of five, struggling to care for her children. 

This production contains content that is inappropriate for children. 
Parental discretion is advised.

Edwards Theatre
Admission: Free and open to the public. (ticket required)
Donations are appreciated to benefit a local charity to help families facing the hardships conveyed in the production.

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Lighthouse Project

RESCHEDULED to Friday, March 22 - Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.

The Lighthouse Project is a semester-long collaboration between CCU’s Department of Theatre students and participants with Project Lighthouse, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Horry County. This theatrically devised event is a culmination designed to engage audience members in civic dialogue and re-imagining. Amanda Masterpaul, lecturer, is director of the production and co-planner of the Lighthouse Project along with Gwendolyn Schwinke, associate professor, both of the Department of Theatre.

Project Lighthouse provides educational, informational, and prevention support for runaway, homeless, street youth. The program constitutes the first line of defense for street youth, identifying issues unique to this population and providing needed services.

Through workshops involving the students from the Department of Theatre and participants with Project Lighthouse, stories and experiences will light the way into a re-envisioning of our societal structures that perpetuate homelessness in order to transform our community through civic engagement.

Edwards Theatre
Admission: Free and open to the public

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