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Current Season 2021-22

ABOUT OUR SEASON

FALSETTOS
Book by William Finn and James Lapine and Music & Lyrics by Finn
October
26-November 6, 2021
UUCS and Greer Center for the ArtsFalsettoscenters on Marvin, who has left his wife to be with a male lover, Whizzer, and struggles to keep his family together. Much of the first act explores the impact his relationship with Whizzer has had on his family. The second act explores family dynamics that evolve as he and his wife plan his son’s Bar Mitzvah. Central to the musical are the themes of Jewish identity, gender roles, and gay life in the late 1970s and early 1980s including AIDS.

STOP KISS (A Modern Lesbian Classic)
By Diana Son
March 1
1-20, 2022
Downstairs Stage,
Artists Collective SpartanburgIn this modern lesbian classic by Diana Son, Callie and Sara are walking in the West Village one night when they share a kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured and falls into a coma.

HEAD OVER HEELS (Upstate Premiere)
Conceived by Jeff Whitty with music by The Go-Go’s
June 24-July 2, 2022
Solomon Gallery, Artists Collective Spartanburg

Head Over Heels, the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway withHedwig 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.”

BOOTYCANDY (Upstate Premiere)
By Robert O’Hara
August 12-20, 2022
Location TBD
Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. Playwright Robert O’Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscopic portrayal of growing up gay and Black. Uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy.

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