2015 Membership Season
All membership shows are performed at Harbison Theatre - 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063-2901
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Show Dates: Feb 27, 28 (8 pm); March 1 (3 pm); March 4, 5, 6 (8 pm); and March 7 (3 pm)
Directed by Tiffany Dinsmore
Produced by Jim DeFelice
Chapin Theatre Company audiences love the comedies of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and Funny Little Thing Called Love will not disappoint. This deliriously funny new comedy is all about everyone's favorite four-letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on an unpredictable night of romance, four rollicking tales take the audience on an around-the-world journey -- from Texas (where a use-car-selling Romeo winds up with three fed-up Juliets) to Waikiki (where characters from last season's The Hallelujah Girls crash someone's Hawaiian honeymoon), on to a London Bistro (where sparks between two young lovers are dampened by an American tourist) and finally, to Manhattan (where a man tries to dig his way out of a mid-life crisis via an illl-advised and elaborate marriage proposal). Open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter.
Book by James Lapine
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Show Dates: June 19, 20 (8 pm); June 21 (3 pm); June 24, 25, 26, 27 (8 pm); and June 28 (3 pm)
Directed by Jamie Harrington
Produced by Lou Clyde
With this modern classic, Chapin Theatre Company brings its first musical to the Harbison Theatre stage. This Tony Award-wining book and score take everyone's favorite fairy tales and mix them all together for an comical, enchanting and touching story of a Baker and his wife, who cannot have a child due to a witch's curse. As they set off on a journey to undo the curse, they meet others with unfulfilled wishes of their own, including Cinderella, who is dying to go to the King's festival, and Jack, who wishes his cow would produce milk. Soon, two princes, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, among others, are caught up in the quest. When everyone gets what they want, they quickly learn that wanting something and getting it are not necessarily equally satisfying.
By Michael Frayn
Auditions: April 7 & 9 (7:00 pm)
Show Dates: Sept. 11, 12 (8 pm); Sept. 13 (3 pm); Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19 (8 pm); and Sept. 20 (3 pm)
Directed by Glenn Farr
Produced by Linda DuRant and Chris Kruzner
Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off offers a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Slamming doors, on- and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious story. "The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is [a] festival of delirium." -- The New York Times. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play and a Tony Award nominee, Noises Off will leave you breathless with laughter.