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Shoestring Players 2018 - 2019 Season

Fuddy Meers, by David Lindsey-Abaire

Nov. 8-10, 2018 at 8 p.m. / Nov. 11, 2018 at 3 p.m

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband, Richard, comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. Everything is as it seems until Zach, a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed. He claims to be her brother and is there to rescue her and that Richard wants to kill her. The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire’s world. Fuddy Meers culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.

Ticket Sales Begin Oct. 29, 2018

$8 General Admission
$4 Faculty, Staff and Students (with I.D.)

Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Feb. 5-9, 2019

The USC Upstate Theatre department will join forces with the theatre programs at Converse College and Wofford College to host the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The festival celebrates excellence in collegiate level theatre education and production. Theatre students and faculty from our 9 state region will converge on Spartanburg to view several invited productions, participate in workshops presented by nationally recognized theatre artists, and students compete for distinction and scholarship money in all areas of performance and production. Tickets to shows and registration for the festival will be available to the public.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

April 11-13, 2019 at 8 p.m. / April 14, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a surefire hit!

Ticket Sales Begin April 1, 2019

$10 General Admission
$5 Faculty, Staff and Students (with I.D.)

For tickets, please contact the box office:
(864) 503-5695
boxoffice@uscupstate.edu
Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.