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The Pussy Grabber Plays is a benefit performance for local women’s nonprofits and not included in subscription. Tickets will be available summer 2020.

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM
by Charles Busch
October 25 – November 2, 2019
OFFICIAL UPSTATE PRIDE WEEK EVENT!
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
is a satirical play written by Charles Busch and features a series of vignettes that deals with the lives of two eponymous immortal vampire lesbians locked in eternal, if comic, antagonism after surviving the downfall of the mythical Biblical city in question, and crossing paths again in 1920s/1930s Broadway and Hollywood, and for one final showdown in Las Vegas in the 1980s.


THE PINK UNICORN
One-Woman-Show by Elise Forier Edie
February 2020
Trisha Lee is a Christian widow living in a conservative Southern town. Her life is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is “gender queer” and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at Spartan High School. In The Pink Unicorn, Trisha recounts her story about facing a crisis she never saw coming, at a time when transgender people and gender issues weren’t even on her radar.


SORDID LIVES
by Del Shores

June 2020
In this cult classic play (and film), a colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.


HEAD OVER HEELS
By Jeff Whitty & The Go-Go’s
August 2020
Head Over Heels, the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction — only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

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BONUS SHOW:  THE PUSSY GRABBER PLAYS
Stories Inspired by The Women Who Came Forward
Special fundraiser! Tickets go on sale Summer 2020.

The Pussy Grabber Plays is a series of short plays created by some of the most highly acclaimed women writing for theater today. Based on interviews with seven of the 19 women who have spoken out about their encounters with Donald Trump, the plays offer insights into each woman’s life, her decision to stand up, and the fallout she’s faced. Laced with humor, fear, heartbreak and anger, The Pussy Grabber Plays is political theater at its best: telling the untold stories about women who have risked everything to speak truth to power.

BOY
by Anna Ziegler
August 9-18, 2019

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

BOY will premiere August 9-11 in the newly-remodeled Blackbox Theatre at the West Main Artists Co-Operative in Spartanburg. The troupe will present two shows Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13-14 at 8 p.m. in Greenville at Coffee Underground, then make their Anderson debut at The Market Theatre Company Friday through Sunday, August 16-18.

The titular Boy, Adam, is played by Greenville transgender actor Noah Fitzer, who recently starred as Christian Bechdel in Proud Mary’s musical production of “Fun Home.” The doctor is played by Spartanburg’s Ben Dawkins (a regular player at Spartanburg Little Theatre). Elizabeth Colson and Tyler Smith play parents Trudy and Doug, and Valerie Saporito is Adam’s girlfriend, Jenny. BOY is directed by Robert Fuson and stage managed by Cary Doyle.


FUN HOME The Musical
June 7-16, 2019

Our first musical and the South Carolina community theatre premiere, Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel and set in her family’s  FUNeral home. Shifting in time, this heartwarming and poignant musical depicts her at three different ages as she remembers and confronts her relationship with her father and her own coming of age.
Directed by Kate Roark, who helmed Proud Mary’s “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” and “Spamalot” at Spartanburg Little Theatre last year.
Musical Director is Janice Issa Wright (“The Rocky Horror Show,” “Spring Awakening,” “Urinetown” at The Warehouse Theatre”)

THE BOYS in the Band
by Mart Crowley
October 26 – November 3, 2018
Regional premiere of the new updated script and the 50th anniversary of the original modern gay play that is actually (believe it or not) making its Broadway premiere right now with an all-gay cast starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer. Set in 1968 just before Stonewall, The Boys in the Band has a cast of 9 men at a birthday party where the insults flow as freely as the booze. It’s a “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?” meets “La Cage Aux Folles.”
And the play will be directed by one of the Upstate’s finest directors, John Fagan, now approaching his 20th year as producing director of the Warehouse Theatre’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival.