of South Carolina

String of Pearls

All performances of String of Pearls will be held at Cottingham Theatre on the campus of Columbia College at 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203)

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Show Dates: March 18-27, 2018
Show Times: May 18, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 8 pm
Sunday matinees, May 20 & 27 at 3 pm
Prices: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/military, $15 for students; Seating will be general admission. BUY NOW
Box Office Hours: Noon to 5:30 pm beginning Wednesday, May 9 for members, Friday, May 11 for the public


Workshop Theatre concludes the 2017-2018 member season with Michele Lowe’s String of Pearls, running from May 18-27.

String of Pearls 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, six 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 fnd 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.

Click to enlarge 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.

Zsuzsa Manna makes her Workshop Theatre directorial debut with this innovative show. The cast features the talents of Christine Hellman, Krista Forster, Sandra Hamlin-Rivers, Ellen Rodillo-Fowler, Cathy Carter Scott, and Alyssa Velazquez as they tackle the various roles.

General admission ticket sales begin for members on May 9, and for the general public beginning May 11. Tickets can be purchased online at workshoptheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 803-799-6551 from noon to 5 pm during the week. On the weekends, the Box Office opens two hours before the show begins. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the show.

All performances will be at Columbia College’s Cottingham Theatre, located at 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC, 29203. Parking is available on campus. Please note there is no performance on Saturday, May 19.


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