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.
CAROL OF THE BELLES
WHAT IF?’S CAROL OF THE BELLES
Dec. 20 - 22, 2019
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.
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.