Baby With the Bathwater Sept. 18 - Oct. 3
by Christopher Durang • September 17 - Oct. 4, 2015
From the twisted mind of the godfather of absurdism (and What If? hero) Christopher Durang, comes the modern comedy classic Baby With the Bathwater. Parenting can be hell, just asked clueless Helen and John who are so freaked out by how to care for their newborn they’re even too polite to check its sex. With the sudden arrival of their demented Nanny, the parents embark on a collision course of parenting that leads to the grown up Daisy questioning his own bizarre existence.
CABARET DEC. 4 - 19
by Kander and Ebb • December 4 - 19, 2015
What If? gets downright nasty, turning the Kit Kat Klub inside out in this gritty and intimate interpretation of the 1998 revival of Cabaret. With a core ensemble of just 10 actors, Sally, Cliff and the Emcee encounter a rotating cast of characters as they watch influence of Nazi Germany engulf the disarming yet sleazy culture and atmosphere of the beloved and debauchery-filled hot spot.
Roger & Tom May 12 - 22, 2016
by Julien Schwab • May 12 - 22, 2016 (Regional Premiere)
Penny has a plan to reconcile her two estranged brothers, Roger and Tom, at the performance of Tom’s new play. But her sudden discovery that her husband is leaving her threatens the sibling reunion. As she fights to save her marriage, Roger arrives. Not at the door, but from his seat in the audience where he was already watching Tom’s play, roger&tom. In the fast-paced, mind-bending, quasi-romantic-tragi-dramedy that follows, family secrets emerge, the fourth wall dissolves then reforms and the siblings are forced to question not only their identities, but their very existence.
The Cannibals June 2016
By Theroun Patterson
Winner of WIP 2015 Playwrights Festival
New Year's Eve 2094, 16 months after the fall of the United States of America, a small family living in a cabin in 'New Colonies' of the Rocky Mountains attempt to adapt to some sense of normalcy, isolating themselves from the new order of society. When old friends pay them a visit, they bring with them the realities of the new world outside, determination for survival as they perhaps seek more than just a friend drop-in. A thrilling new work that explores what its like when we all must start over on the same playing field.
In partnership with Threshold Repertory Theatre
Our seasonal live singing competition features eight brave contestants competing for the Karaoke Smackdown title. Performing two rounds of songs from a pre-selected theme (i.e. 80s Icons, Dead Rock Stars, Teen Idols...) the contestants receive hilarious feedback from our panel of 'judges' while being comforted by our highly -qualified contestant grief counselor Dr. Gustav. Hosted by Charleston theatre favorite Brian Porter, this outrageous competition is all bark and no bite with audiences dressing up in the theme of the evening, Karaoke roulette and other live entertainment. New contestants always welcome.
KS Season 3 dates announced soon