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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Studio 52’s Fall Theatre Class: CONSERVATORY MASTER CLASS SERIES: 8th-12th Grade
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio 52

Conservatory Master Class Series, 8th - 12th Grade

In this collegiate-style class, teen artists will learn from industry experts in a combination of acting and musical
theatre training, stage combat, scene work, monologue work and more! Each week will be a new Master Class
taught by local professional theatre artists. This session is ideal for students who are passionate about theatre,
excited to collaborate in a pre-professional environment with peers and industry experts, and looking to grow
and develop as artists. Space is limited.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Blood Knot
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

 show contain adult language and content.

Introducing: The Black Box
                Series. Blood Knot. Sept. 16 - Oct. 9.

Like all the best plays, Blood Knot is both relatable and searingly intimate. And like all the best plays, it will get under your skin. It is a play that asks us to dig beneath the surface of what makes us kin and what happens when we don’t like what we find there. Blood Knot, by renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard, is about two brothers, one black and the other light-skinned, grappling with crippling poverty and lonely isolation—living a strained existence in a one-room shack in apartheid South Africa. The brothers’ desperation exposes the complex angles of their relationship in this powerful, revolutionary play.

*Adult language and content.

“…one of the best, and of the best-performed plays ever to be done Off Broadway.” -The New Yorker

Studio 52’s Fall Theatre Class: PERFORMING ARTS: 3rd-5th Grade
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52

Performing arts, 3rd - 5th

This class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting, singing,
and dancing. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, & ensemble-based
activities, students will hone their theatre and musical theatre skills. They will build meaningful connections with
other young artists, and discover their creative potential! In the final class, showcase what you learned in an
informal performance for friends and family.

Blood Knot
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

 show contain adult language and content.

Introducing: The Black Box
                Series. Blood Knot. Sept. 16 - Oct. 9.

Like all the best plays, Blood Knot is both relatable and searingly intimate. And like all the best plays, it will get under your skin. It is a play that asks us to dig beneath the surface of what makes us kin and what happens when we don’t like what we find there. Blood Knot, by renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard, is about two brothers, one black and the other light-skinned, grappling with crippling poverty and lonely isolation—living a strained existence in a one-room shack in apartheid South Africa. The brothers’ desperation exposes the complex angles of their relationship in this powerful, revolutionary play.

*Adult language and content.

“…one of the best, and of the best-performed plays ever to be done Off Broadway.” -The New Yorker

Thursday, October 6, 2022
God of Carnage
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series. God of Carnage. Sept. 15 - Oct. 8.

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

*Both shows contain adult language and content.

Described by Newsday as “brutally entertaining,” God of Carnage is a comedy of manners… without the manners. Don’t miss the triple-Tony-Award-winning Broadway sensation by Yasmina Reza. The New Yorker calls this laugh-out-loud hilarity “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem.”  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their principals in tatters.

*Adult language and content.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal… delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. This play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” –The New York Times

God of Carnage
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box
                Series. God of Carnage. Sept. 15 - Oct. 8.

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

*Both shows contain adult language and content.

Described by Newsday as “brutally entertaining,” God of Carnage is a comedy of manners… without the manners. Don’t miss the triple-Tony-Award-winning Broadway sensation by Yasmina Reza. The New Yorker calls this laugh-out-loud hilarity “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem.”  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their principals in tatters.

*Adult language and content.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal… delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. This play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” –The New York Times

The Bridges of Madison County the musical
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
Historic Pelzer Auditorium

Based on the best-selling novel, Bridges captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?” This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

The Warehouse Theatre Presents: PIPELINE
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Warehouse Theatre

PIPELINE

PLAY BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
DIRECTED BY AHSHA DANIELS

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but
desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a
controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him
expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will
she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Masks are now optional in our theatre with the exception of performances on October 7th and 14th.  Those two performances will be masked only for audience members who are immunocompromised or remain cautious in public gatherings

Friday, October 7, 2022
CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm
Spartanburg Youth Theatre

01 Charlotte's Web_FINAL.jpg

Individual tickets on sale August 8, 2022

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things.

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Language:

  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”

Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern

The Bridges of Madison County the musical
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
Historic Pelzer Auditorium

Based on the best-selling novel, Bridges captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?” This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

God of Carnage
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series. God of Carnage. Sept. 15 - Oct. 8.

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

*Both shows contain adult language and content.

Described by Newsday as “brutally entertaining,” God of Carnage is a comedy of manners… without the manners. Don’t miss the triple-Tony-Award-winning Broadway sensation by Yasmina Reza. The New Yorker calls this laugh-out-loud hilarity “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem.”  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their principals in tatters.

*Adult language and content.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal… delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. This play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” –The New York Times

Mask Required Show: The Warehouse Theatre Presents: PIPELINE
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Warehouse Theatre

PIPELINE

PLAY BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
DIRECTED BY AHSHA DANIELS

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but
desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a
controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him
expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will
she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Masks are now optional in our theatre with the exception of performances on October 7th and 14th.  Those two performances will be masked only for audience members who are immunocompromised or remain cautious in public gatherings

Saturday, October 8, 2022
CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
Spartanburg Youth Theatre

01 Charlotte's Web_FINAL.jpg

Individual tickets on sale August 8, 2022

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things.

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Language:

  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”

Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern

God of Carnage
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series. God of Carnage. Sept. 15 - Oct. 8.

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

*Both shows contain adult language and content.

Described by Newsday as “brutally entertaining,” God of Carnage is a comedy of manners… without the manners. Don’t miss the triple-Tony-Award-winning Broadway sensation by Yasmina Reza. The New Yorker calls this laugh-out-loud hilarity “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem.”  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their principals in tatters.

*Adult language and content.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal… delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. This play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” –The New York Times

CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm
Spartanburg Youth Theatre

01 Charlotte's Web_FINAL.jpg

Individual tickets on sale August 8, 2022

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things.

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Language:

  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”

Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern

The Bridges of Madison County the musical
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
Historic Pelzer Auditorium

Based on the best-selling novel, Bridges captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?” This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Blood Knot
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

 show contain adult language and content.

Introducing: The Black Box
                Series. Blood Knot. Sept. 16 - Oct. 9.

Like all the best plays, Blood Knot is both relatable and searingly intimate. And like all the best plays, it will get under your skin. It is a play that asks us to dig beneath the surface of what makes us kin and what happens when we don’t like what we find there. Blood Knot, by renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard, is about two brothers, one black and the other light-skinned, grappling with crippling poverty and lonely isolation—living a strained existence in a one-room shack in apartheid South Africa. The brothers’ desperation exposes the complex angles of their relationship in this powerful, revolutionary play.

*Adult language and content.

“…one of the best, and of the best-performed plays ever to be done Off Broadway.” -The New Yorker

The Warehouse Theatre Presents: PIPELINE
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Warehouse Theatre

PIPELINE

PLAY BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
DIRECTED BY AHSHA DANIELS

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but
desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a
controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him
expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will
she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Masks are now optional in our theatre with the exception of performances on October 7th and 14th.  Those two performances will be masked only for audience members who are immunocompromised or remain cautious in public gatherings

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Blood Knot
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Introducing: The Black Box Series

You’ve never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, and stories and playwrights from around the globe.  Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey!

 show contain adult language and content.

Introducing: The Black Box
                Series. Blood Knot. Sept. 16 - Oct. 9.

Like all the best plays, Blood Knot is both relatable and searingly intimate. And like all the best plays, it will get under your skin. It is a play that asks us to dig beneath the surface of what makes us kin and what happens when we don’t like what we find there. Blood Knot, by renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard, is about two brothers, one black and the other light-skinned, grappling with crippling poverty and lonely isolation—living a strained existence in a one-room shack in apartheid South Africa. The brothers’ desperation exposes the complex angles of their relationship in this powerful, revolutionary play.

*Adult language and content.

“…one of the best, and of the best-performed plays ever to be done Off Broadway.” -The New Yorker

CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Spartanburg Youth Theatre

01 Charlotte's Web_FINAL.jpg

Individual tickets on sale August 8, 2022

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things.

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Language:

  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”

Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern