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September 2022   Dear Playhouse Members, Supporters and Friends, As fall approaches, and hopefully cooler weather, we are busy preparing our next production for you. Native Gardens will be presented September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30. We also have Sunday matinees September 11, 18 and 25 at 3 pm. Make your reservations now as some performances are selling out. This is a comedy about generational differences when new neighbors move in next door, plus there seems to be a question about the property line. Come join us for a fun play!  We have just cast our next, and last, show of our 2022 Season, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which will be presented November 4 – 20. This is our musical for the season, so make plans to see it. We will be announcing our 2023 Season just as soon as royalties and licensing are completed, which should be very soon. Another reminder that your membership tickets do not continue to 2023 but will expire at the end of this calendar year. If you have extra tickets, invite a friend to join you at the Playhouse. Please remember we have added yet another way of accepting donations. The Playhouse is now using Give Lively to accept digital donations. You can visit our link here, or text FMCP to 44-321 to receive a link directly to your phone. Through Give Lively we’ll be able to accept bank transfers and credit/debit cards via a one-time donation, or recurring monthly donations for those who wish to support more regularly. All donations will also receive a tax receipt immediately via email. Sharing the link and spreading the word helps us reach more donors who can now seamlessly donate to support the Playhouse. All donations will go to our fund for a new home for FMCP. Another way to donate is through Amazon Smile, (smile.amazon.com). Just make the Playhouse your charity of choice. Of course, we still accept checks and cash or any other way you’d like to donate to us. Every donation is very appreciated.   See you at the Playhouse, Martha Ferguson and the Board of Directors

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Fort Mill Community Playhouse 220 Main Street P.O. Box 354 Fort Mill, SC 29716 Phone: (803) 548-8102 e-mail: admin@FortMillPlayhouse.org Web: www.fortmillplayhouse.org

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Due to sell outs, we have added another performance on November 19 at 3 PM

This play is rated PG 13

Tickets : $20 for Adults and $13 for Students.

Now and Then

 

Play By: Sean Grennan

Directed By: Polly Adkins

 

February 24 – March 18

Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm

 

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Now and Then is heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

Lost in Yonkers

 

Play By: Neil Simon

Directed By: Jamie Hutteman

 

June 2 – June 18
Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @3 PM

Set in Yonkers, New York. Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play centers around two brothers, Arty and Jay, who live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged Aunt Bella, while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape enough money together while working as a salesman to pay off his debts to a loan shark, and their has died of cancer.

Next to Normal

 

Directed by: Scott Albert

Book and Lyrics by: Brian Yorkey

Music by: Tom Kitt

August 11 – August 27
Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm

Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical.

A Musical: An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness and how they cope.

This play is rated R due to strong language and subject matter.

The OUTSIDER

 

By: Paul Slade Smith

Directed By: Erica Owens

 

November 3 – November 19 Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm

 

A Comedy: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

Native Gardens

Written by Karen Zacarias Directed by Polly Adkins

September 09 – September 25 Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm   Generational neighbors class over boundary lines, fences and long-held beliefs.

Ken Ludwig’s THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY

things my mother Directed By: Erica Owens

June 3 – June 19 Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm

A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, this play takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.

Proof

Written by David Auburn Directed by Polly Adkins

March 25 – April 10 Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm   Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father and an un unexpected suitor, her father’s former student.  All four are pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof. David Auburn was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with the “both elegant and simple” writing. The show opened on Broadway in 2000 to raves. Adult situations.

Til Beth Do Us Part

DrivingMissDaisy Written By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. Directed By: Ginger Heath

January 28 – February 13

Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm and Matinees @ 3 pm

This is a comedy about marriage and career driven Suzannah needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband.  Lately, nurturing his marriage hasn’t been the highest priority for Gibby, but soon he’ll wish it had been when Suzannah hires a new assistant, Beth, who decides, for efficiency’s sake, Gibby must go!

Exit Laughing

Snapshots Written by David Stern Directed by Susan L.D. Smith

January 24 – Feb 09 Fri & Sat 7:30 PM / Sun 3:00 PM

What do you do when, after 30 years together for weekly bridge, one of the “girls” inconveniently dies? You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police ride a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have you’re truly living.

NEIL SIMON: THE ODD COUPLE

 


Produced by special arrangement with
CONCORD THEATRICALS

Directed by: GINGER HEATH

This popular show features Oscar Madison, the laidback slob and Felix Ungar, neat and uptight, both separated from their wives, who become roommates and have to live together despite their differences.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

 

By: Adam Long Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield Irreverent Comedy
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

Directed by: Erica Owens

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays.

The Curious Savage

 


Written By : John Patrick
Dramatists Play Service

Ethel P. Savage, an elderly women whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars, is put in a sanitarium by her stepchildren. This play contrasts the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the avarice and vanity of “respectable” public figures, it calls into question conventional definitions of sanity.

A Twisted Christmas Carol

 


Written By : Phil Olson
Produced by : Special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

A performed reading: A Twisted Christmas Carol is a Texas spoof on Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol. It’s Christmas Eve in a small west Texas town, and cantankerous barbecue joint owner Buford johnson gets hit by a twister, setting off a Dickensian adventure with a Texas twist.

Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Fort Mill Community Playhouse AUDITIONS for:

Saturday, December 2nd, 4:30 pm and
Sunday, December 3rd, 3 pm

at

Fort Mill Community Playhouse

220 Main Street Fort Mill, SC 29715

Production dates:

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17 @ 7:30 and
4, 11, 17 and 18 @ 3:00 pm

Director: Ginger Heath

FB Messenger Ginger Heath
or 704-219-1253 gingerheath42@gmail

Auditions will be a cold reading from the script.

Audition Notice

Fort Mill Community Playhouse

220 Main Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Produced with Special Arrangement by Dramatist Play Service

A Comedy Directed by Pamela Thorson

Audition Dates

Sunday, July 21, 6 pm

Monday, July 22, 7 pm 

(Only need to attend one audition)

Please bring headshot and resume, if available.

Sides will be provided

Rehearsals begin in August.

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE

Character Breakdown

 

The Savage Family:

Ethel P. Savage    Female        60 – 70        Capricious, alert, assured, student of others

Titus                     Male            40 – 50        Senator, well-dressed, humorless, direct

Samuel                 Male            40 – 50        Judge, undistinguished, defers to Titus

Lily Belle               Female        30 – 40        Vain, spiteful, selfish

The Cloisters Guests:

Florence               Female        30 – 50        Delusional; young son is deceased; pleaser

Hannibal              Male            40 – 70        Statistician, thinks he is a classical violinist

Fairy May             Female        20 – 40        Sweet; dull appearance, Love-starved, fragile

Jeffrey                  Male            30 – 50        Fighter pilot, imaginary facial scar from war

Mrs. Paddy           Female        40 – 70        Has given up speaking and electricity

The Cloisters Staff:

Miss Wilhelmina   Female        30 – 50 Efficient, caring nurse, hiding a secret

Dr. Emmett  Male  40 – 70   Assuring to Savages, protective of his guests

Mark your calendar for two OTC improv shows this summer
The Joking Juveniles
improv show
 SATURDAY, July 27th
8pm – 9:45pm
Tickets:  15.00adv / 20.00 doorClick to buy now: OTC improv TicketsFor the first time in OTC improv’s 15 year history, we are putting on a show on a Saturday night for the general public where all the improvisers will be between the ages of 12 and 14.  But this is not a kid’s show.These kids will be out on weekend passes from their Juvenile Detention Center!! In fact some of them might be doing scenes in handcuffs sitting next to their probation officer.  Periodically, you might even hear an ankle monitor go off.  And at the top of the show when we mention where the exits are, every kid on that stage will be thinking “escape route”.   And I guarantee all of them will have an attitude!!On a serious note, the students you will see on stage have been selected out of hundreds of students across the Charlotte and Fort Mill Area.  Can you imagine being their age and performing not just for family and friends but the general public?  Think about when you were 13, would you improvise on stage?

“Come see tomorrow’s improvisers today”!!!

Location for the show
Fort Mill Community Playhouse
220 Main Street,
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

Location for the show:

Fort Mill Community Playhouse
220 Main Street
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715.

Saturday,
December 16th

8pm – 9:45pm

Saturday,
December 30th

8pm – 9:45pm

The main CAST is back with the Detention Suspension improv show 

SATURDAY, August 24th
8pm – 9:45pm

Tickets:  15.00adv / 20.00 door

Click to buy now: OTC improv Tickets

With students going back to school this month, I wondered whatever happened to all those kids in history who spent time in detention or in-school suspension or who were even expelled.  Maybe they turned their lives around.  Maybe they are now scientists or lawyers. Then again, maybe they’re improvisers!!

In the 7th grade (1977), I was suspended 3 times, and those angry teachers rotary dialed my parents all the time.  And rotary dialing when you are angry is hard.  I know their frustrated chubby fingers kept slipping causing them to have to dial my number again and again especially since my phone number contained two 9s and a 7.
– Paul Marks

Location for the show
Fort Mill Community Playhouse
220 Main Street,
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

Three’s A Crowd

Presents

The BACK TO SCHOOL

improv show

www.otcimprov.com/schooltac

Saturday, August 24th 2019,  8 PM – 9:47 PM

Tree’s A Crowd

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Dec, 14th 8pm – 9:47pm

RECESS

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Dec, 21st  8pm – 9:47pm

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