WONDER OF THE WORLD
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Erin Wilson
Sept. 20 - 29, 2019 - Queen Street Playhouse
Kicking off our 10th anniversary season with vintage What If? weirdness is the ‘full frontal lunacy’ of Wonder of the World, a laugh-out-loud comedy where dirty little marital secrets can literally send you over a barrel and into Niagara Falls. When bucket-list enthusiast Cass discovers her huband’s hilariously bizarre fetish, she’s so shocked she heads to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on.
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CELEBRATE 10 YEARS WITH US!
We’re celebrating a decade of What If? weirdness all year long with our 10th anniversary season of shows and special events. Learn more about our past ten years and consider making a tax-deductible contribution online in support of 10 MORE years of WIP!
THE ROCKY HORROR EXPERIENCE
In partnership with the Footlight Players
Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019
7:00pm and 10:00pm at Queen St. Playhouse
Take in an interactive viewing of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with callbacks, props and a costume contest. This viewing won't be your regular 'shadow cast' experience as some of your What If? and Footlight favorites will perform select numbers live on stage throughout the film...and things will just get weirder from there!
CAROL OF THE BELLES
WHAT IF?’S CAROL OF THE BELLES
What if?’s third annual Holiday Piano Bar series returns with a second helping of our popular Carol of the Belles Christmas cabaret. Get into the holiday spirit in What If?-style with a lineup of some of Charleston’s top vocal talent in an intimate cabaret show like nothing you’ll experience in the Lowcountry.
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Written by John Cameron Mitchell
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Kyle Barnette
Jan 3 - 12, 2020 - Queen Street Playhouse
In this revival of What If?’s very first production, Brian Porter reprises his acclaimed role as "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just "an angry inch." It's a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by: Kyle Barnette
May 1 - 10, 2020 - Queen Street Playhouse
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.
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