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UPSTATE THEATRE 2022-2023 SEASON

Boeing Boeing

BOEING BOEING

By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. | October 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

General Admission: $10
Faculty, Staff & Students: $5

*This production contains mild adult language and romantic content.

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A Question of Loyalty

Voices to hear: A Diversity / Inclusion series
a question of loyalty

by Robert Maesaka

October 20 & 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. | October 22, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances of this staged reading will be held in the Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center

The year is 1943 and John Tanaka has dreams of getting out of the Rohwer Internment Camp in order to fight for the dignity of the 110,000 Japanese Americans who have been interned during WWII.  But first, he must get through a Loyalty Questionnaire, a Loyalty Hearing, and local army recruiter Captain Pierce.

VOICES TO HEAR is a 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.
 
Performances are FREE. Seating is limited. Advanced RSVP required.
 
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Romeo & Juliet

ROMEO & JULIET

By William Shakespeare

November 10, 11 & 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. | November 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

General Admission: $10
Faculty, Staff & Students: $5
 
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A Sudden Spontaneous Event

A Sudden Spontaneous event

By David Lee Nelson

February 16, 17 & 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. | February 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center

Carole’s life is just the way she likes it. Until, that is, she wakes confused and in a strange place. The play is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you had is over in an instant. This bittersweet comedy explores loss, forgiveness and reconciliation as Carole and her son’s fraught relationship drives the action of the play.

General Admission: $10
Faculty, Staff & Students: $5
 
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Spongebob The Musical

Spongebob the musical

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

March 30, 31 & April 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. | April 2, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

General Admission: $10
Faculty, Staff & Students: $5
 
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