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The Shoestring Players, the theatrical producing entity on the USC Upstate campus, began in 1975 as a student group with grand ambitions. Performing in a variety of venues, none of which could be called theatres, the Players worked tirelessly to expand the horizons of the newly-formed campus. As those horizons expanded, so did the Players, the support of campus and the community. Today the Shoestring Players, an organization with 30-plus years “on-the-boards” experience, reside in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies with three full time faculty members, a technical director, a box office manager and several adjunct instructors. Future developments are underway for the theatre program, so, not only have we come a long way, but we are also still growing! Our performance facilities include the 450-seat Proscenium Theatre, and the Studio Theatre for more intimate productions.
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OthelloBy William ShakespeareDirected by Lee Neibert October 1 - 4, 2015Auditions: August 24, 2015
The Cripple of InishmaanBy Martin McDonaghDirected by Jimm Cox November 12 - 15, 2015Auditions: August 31, 2015
Little Women Adaptation by Thomas HischakBook by Louisa May AlcottDirected by Jordyn ChelfDecember 10 - 12, 2015 Auditions: October 6, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Children's Hourby Lillian HellmanDirected by Jimm CoxFebruary 25 - 28, 2016Auditions: January 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Dogfight: The Musicalwritten by Peter DuchanMusic and Lyrics by Benji Pasek & Justin PaulApril 7 - 10, 2016Auditions: January 25, 2016, 7 p.m.The Golden Shoe Awards Show April 24, 2016
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?