A String Between Man & the World
Written by Paige Zubel
Winner of WIP 2017 Playwrights Festival for Best New Work

Directed by: Grace Benigni

Sponsored by Benefitfocus, Jerry Evans H Evans & Stephen T Bajjaly, Bob & Ornella Gebhardt

with additional support from the South Carolina Arts Commission

Hosted by the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance at the Chapel Theatre  - 172 Calhoun Street

Making its debut as a working developmental premiere production, Paige Zubel's A String Between Man & the World is a surreal and stunning journey into the paranoid & conspiracy theory-laden mind of a man appealing for his release from an unknown mental facility. This one man show, starring What If? Collective member James Ketelaar (Stupid Fucking Bird, Amadeus, Evil Dead: The Musical) explores the depths of the human mind, possible time travel and the desperation that comes with being at the end of your rope.

Show dates: July 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm and July 22 at 3:00pm

Tickets: $18 Adult  $16 Senior  $12 Student

Location: The Chapel Theatre at 172 Calhoun Street at the College of Charleston

We are looking for two $500 sponsors of our Playwrights Festival 2017 winning show A String Between Man & The World.

Your sponsorship would help cover the production costs of this important new work of theatre and allow us to present it in its absolute best form in its debut performance. If you are interested in sponsoring you can make a direct donation toward this show on our DONATION PAGE. Please indicate your desire for the donation to go toward sponsorship of the show. 

Sponsors will receive 8 tickets to any production of the show as well as billing in all marketing and website materials as a sponsor of the show. 


James Ketelaar

James has been a beloved member of the What If? Collective since his Charleston theatre debut with a memorable, scene-stealing performance as "Good ole reliable' Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical. Since then he has appeared with WIP in Amadeus (Emperor Joseph), The PlayMakers, Sondheim Nights and Stupid Fucking Bird (Con). 
He most recently starred in Threshold's celebrated production of Hand To God and is currently collaborating with director Kyle Barnette for his Footlight Players debut in Dirty Blonde at Piccolo Spoleto. A String Between Man & the World will sadly mark James' final show in Charleston as he is moving to New York City this fall to further explore his acting career. However he will always be a member of the What If? Collective family and we hope to have him back in the future for other collaborations.