Our 2024 Season


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


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.



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.


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.


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.



Produced by special arrangement with

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 : Tohn 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


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 Concord Theatricals

Director: Polly Adkins
Musical Director: Vicki Harvell


Saturday, February 3rd, 2 – 5 pm
Sunday, February 4th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 10th, 1 – 3 pm, call-backs, if necessary

Rehearsals begin February 25th

Production Dates:

April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and27 @ 7:30 and

April 14, 21, 27 and 28 @ 3 pm

The week after Mother’s Day improv show










Saturday, May 18th,   8pm-9:47pm 

TICKETS are $15.00 adv / $20.00 door 

Website info:  OTCimprov.com/mayshow                         

With Mother’s Day a week before our show this year, I can’t help but think of how proper my mom was all the time.  She was even more so when company came.  One night a friend, Linda, came over for dinner, and the entire Marks family was there.  15 people at the dinner table.  Unbeknownst to Linda, Mom had gotten up very early to cook and clean and make sure everything was perfect for her visit.  She wanted to be the best hostess and make it an unforgettable evening for her friend.    

During dinner Linda started to talk about her life and her children, when suddenly we heard a huge snoring sound at the table.  All of us turned to see mom sound asleep.  My brother, Robert, said to Linda, “That’s probably a sign your story’s a little bit long.”   We all laughed so hard it woke mom up.  Robert looked at Linda and said, “Continue”. 

                                                                                                            – Paul Marks 

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Fort Mill Community Playhouse 

220 Main Street 

Fort Mill, SC  29715 

OTC has two improv shows this December

So, I got a note from the lady (pictured) who attended our last improv show. “I loved the show and laughed harder than I ever have before. Thank you for making me smile and bringing me such joy”. Now, I’m no body language expert…

By the way, who chooses that image as their profile picture? “I want something that shows my inner hatred of mankind.”

Anyway, if we brought this lady such happiness, imagine what we can do for you!! Come celebrate the end of 2023 with OTC improv and see us once or twice.

*A special thanks to Amanda Boyle, Glenn Blanco, Tim Counts, Ann Meyer, and Connor (I’m not sure of his last name; he’s new to the group) for making every practice, zoom call, and show memorable. You guys are great!

Here is the link to purchase tickets.


Tickets for each show: 15.00 adv 20.00 door

Location for the show:

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

December 16th

8pm – 9:45pm

December 30th

8pm – 9:45pm

Three’s A Crowd



improv show


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

Tree’s A Crowd


Dec, 14th 8pm – 9:47pm



Dec, 21st  8pm – 9:47pm

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