All shows will be presented at Workshop Theatre's Performance Space located at 1051 Sparkleberry Lane Ext. - Columbia, SC 29223
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by Marc Camoletti; translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.
March 16-17, 21-24 at 8 pm; March 18 & 25 at 3 pm
Directed by Frank Thompson
Bernard, an American businessman living in Paris, smoothly juggles love affairs with three air hostesses (as they were called back in the 60s), who touch down briefly but amorously in his apartment between flights. There’s Gloria, the stunning American stewardess; Gabriella, the sexy Italian stewardess; and Gretchen, the passionate German dominatrix stewardess. Thanks to Bernard’s keen study of flight schedules and the efficiency of his grumbling French housekeeper, Bertha, his three mistresses have no clue of one another’s existence. But when Bernard’s old school-pal Robert arrives from the Boonies, things get bumpy. Schedule changes, flight delays and chaos ensue in this hysterical, high-flying fiancée-fueled fiasco!
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL: AN EVENING WITH COLUMBIA RAT PACK
April 13-14, 18-21 at 8 pm; April 15 at 3 pm
Come along for a swingin’ time with Kevin Bush, Terrance Henderson, Jonathan Jackson, and Jason Stokes as they reunite at Workshop for the first time in ten years to continue the Rat Pack traditions of singing a little, drinking a little, and having a whole lotta fun!
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Lorraine Hansberry
April 27-28, May 2-5 at 8 pm; April 29 & May 6 at 3 pm
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
STRING OF PEARLS
by Michele Lowe
May 18-19, 23-26 at 8 pm; May 20 & 27 at 3 pm
Directed by Zsuzsa Manna
Michele Lowe's radiant play explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain strand of pearls. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, four actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving drama that is as fresh as it is funny. On the eve of her granddaughter Amy's wedding, Beth asks to see the pearls she gave Amy's mother long ago. When Amy cannot produce them, Beth determines to find the pearls. She takes us back to the time when she received them and then gave them to her daughter, who passed them on to her dearest friend Ela who lost them one Sunday morning. Spanning 35 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss. Mature audiences only