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UPSTATE THEATRE 2020-2021 SEASON

Three Sisters ThumbnailThree Sisters, By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Thursday, October 1 - Acts 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. / Friday, October 2 - Acts 3 & 4 at 7 p.m.

There will be a post-show discussion on October 2nd with Kaja Dunn and JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, the title of the discussion is Showing Up: How to be your authentic self in work not written with you in mind.  This is a discussion on helping actors invest in roles that were not written with their cultural contribution in mind.

Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays, revealed through the lyricism of a leading voice in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Performances are FREE and will be live streamed. Click here to RSVP.*  The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, September 29.

(*A link to the live stream will be sent via email 24 hours in advance)


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Declaration ThumbnailDeclaration, By Jonathan Dorf
November 19-21, 2020 at 7 p.m. | Virtual Event 

A group of students gets up in the morning, jumping into the expected cycle of every school day--but today, the school they go to is part of a larger, terrifying cycle of mass shootings. In a series of connected scenes and monologues that occur before, during, and after the event, young people of all stripes piece together what is happening and why. With fire, humor, and power, Declaration gives students a voice to ask whether the promise of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” can be fulfilled, crouched behind a barricaded classroom door.

Performances are FREE and will be live streamed. Click here to RSVP.*  The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, November 18.

(*A link to the live stream will be emailed the morning of each showing)


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Voices to Hear Rotterdam ThumbnailVoices to Hear: A Diversity/Inclusion Reading
Rotterdam, By John Brittan

February 4 & 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. / February 6, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Virtual Event

It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay.  But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one.

Now Alice must face a question she never thought she’d ask…does this mean she’s straight?

A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home.


NOTE: This reading contains adult language not suitable for children.


Online Ticket Sales Begin December 7, 2020

$4 General Admission 


Voices to Hear is a new staged reading series here at USC Upstate that shines a light on recent works from both upcoming and established playwrights whose voices may not be heard otherwise. It focuses on diverse characters, themes, and cultures that may not be experienced or appreciated within the confines of the mainstream, commercial theatre.


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Measure for Measure, By William ShakespeareThree Sisters Thumbnail
April 8-10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. / April 11, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Virtual Event

In all Shakespeare’s canon, Measure for Measure is among one of the most passionately discussed plays. This play deals with power and its abuse; with morality and its corruption; with sexual harassment and its damage; and, with basic fairness and how it’s manipulated. Shakespeare treats these themes through drama and comedy. In fact, this play is a great example of an early version of tragicomedy. Measure for Measure raises more issues than it resolves. There is no solid demarcation between good and bad. You can’t help but feel ambiguous about these well-crafted characters ensnared in the complicated plot twists.

Online Ticket Sales Begin December 7, 2020

$8 General Admission
$4 Faculty, Staff and Students

 

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