The Holiday season brings with it a host of classic tales performed onstage. This year, we’ve got a few plays about which we’re particularly excited, whether it be for their creativity, nostalgic value, or plain fun! Read below to find out more!
A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
November 6-18, 2018 | 6671 St Andrews Road | 803-345-6181 for tickets
Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment where all the famous characters take on the roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.
The Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas, who could turn anything to gold (Marley). Midas warns Big Bad that he’ll be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts).
The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel he’s been to the Charming (Crachit) family — including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel, and Tabitha, the Little Match Girl — and help him to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about. Presented by Irmo High School Center for the Arts.
Holly + the Snowman
December 2-15, 2018 | Lexington County Library Branches | 803-785-2600
Porkchop Productions presents live theatrical performances of Holly & the Snowman at Lexington County library branches, December 2, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 15! How can you make a snowman when it’s 98 degrees outside?
Join Holly the Elf on her quest to make a seemingly impossible holiday wish come true. Will Jack Frost be willing to change his icy ways or will tropical snow be a no-go? Find out in this Porkchop original that is sure to warm even the frostiest of hearts. See complete schedule on the library calendar here.
Arsenic and Old Lace
January 4-20, 2019 | 1012 Sumter Street | 803-799-2510
This classic farce revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs.
The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old me by poisoning them with a glass of homemade elderberry wine, laced with arsenic, strychnine and “just a pinch” of cyanide, as well as a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and another murderous brother who has gotten plastic surgery to hide his identity. Visit the Town Theatre website for tickets.
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