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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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Shoestring Players BW 

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lee Neibert                                                            
October 1 - 4, 2015
Auditions: August 24, 2015

The Cripple of Inishmaan
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Jimm Cox          
November 12 - 15, 2015
Auditions: August 31, 2015

Little Women 
Adaptation by Thomas Hischak
Book by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Jordyn Chelf
December 10 - 12, 2015 
Auditions: October 6, 2015, 7 p.m.

The Children's Hour
by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Jimm Cox
February 25 - 28, 2016
Auditions: January 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Dogfight: The Musical
written by Peter Duchan
Music and Lyrics by Benji Pasek & Justin Paul
April 7 - 10, 2016
Auditions: January 25, 2016, 7 p.m.

The Golden Shoe Awards Show
April 24, 2016 

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