Actor’s Theater Of Charlotte Announces Its 34th Season Packed With Six Big Shows
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte announced its 34th Season which includes six different shows.
Get your early bird discount for the Season 34 Flex Pass HERE.
ATC continues to be the presentation of regional premieres of thought-provoking, challenging and entertaining contemporary plays. Actor’s Theatre is the only professional theatre in the region that dedicates its entire programming to new works that are daring, offbeat and, yes, sometimes controversial. Through the years they have remained steadfast to this original mission and philosophy and strive to continue to be your entertainment source for these exciting new plays for years to come.
Below is the line-up for Season 34:
- If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be A Muhfucka – Jul 28 – Aug 20, 2022
- In a mashup of West African folklore and contemporary American culture, this provocative, hilarious new play follows four teenage girls as they grapple with societal definitions of beauty. When Akim’s classmates decide they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in the story, the frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach. Brimming with live music and dance, this play doesn’t ask the question “How much is beauty worth?” but rather, “Why are so many willing to pay its price?”
- Evil Dead The Musical – Sep 29 – Oct 30, 2022
- Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films. When five college friends go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, their plans of jello shots and strip poker are dashed when they accidentally unleash an evil force that begins taking them out one-by-one. Blood will fly. Limbs will be dismembered. And demons will tell really bad jokes. It’s all up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day as musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods and “camp” takes on a whole new meaning. ATC returns deep into the forests of The Barn at MoRA for more spooky fall fun. Real Deadites will want to experience the SPLATTER ZONE- a specially designated seating area that puts you in the middle of the action.
- The Play That Goes Wrong – Dec 1, 2022 – Jan 14, 2023
- The Play That Goes Wrong features an utterly terrible fictitious script executed utterly terribly by a group of fictitious actors… all of whom are brilliantly portrayed by masters of comedy. Welcome to the production of Murder at Haversham Manor put on by the very sincere but totally inept company of actors of the Cornley Drama Society. An avalanche of disasters befalls the cast, including a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that can’t play dead. As the night wears on, this haphazard group of misfit actors struggles against a series of seemingly endless pitfalls to hilarious ends.
- Alabaster Feb 2 – Feb 25, 2023
- After a tornado barrels through Alabama, leaving death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June’s scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery. But what they need from each other transcends the physical. What does it mean to be truly “seen?” How do we pick up the pieces? How do we move forward? How do we learn to love again? This all-female, darkly comic southern drama explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.
- Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson) – Mar 23 – Apr 15, 2023
- An experimental dark comedy set on the heels of a fictional second Civil War, in an all-Black state established to protect “Blackness.” It’s a utopia, but enforcing utopia proves to be tricky when it comes to defining who is Black and who isn’t. Questions of safety and protection arise as the community confronts, within itself, the intersection of race, ethnicity, culture, and sexuality. Who belongs and why do we shut people out?
- Once – May 11 – Jun 10, 2023
- Guy meets Girl in this tender love story about a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an ensemble of performers playing their instruments live on stage, ONCE is an achingly beautiful show that strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all.
Tickets go on sale July 1. Attendees can lock in a discounted rate by purchasing a season Flex Pass.
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