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Don't miss these special productions for the 2019-2020 season!


The University of South Carolina has closed the Columbia campus for the remainder of the semester in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with the shutdown, our scheduled performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream has been postponed.  New performance dates will be announced as more information becomes available. Please visit the University’s dedicated COVID-19 web page for updates about additional policy changes as more information about the impact of the virus becomes available.



November 11-14, 2019

A New Play Based on the Real Stories of American Teachers
Written and Directed by Peter Duffy

Longstreet Theatre
7pm nightly

Reserve Tickets
Free Admission


Based on hundreds of interviews and surveys with educators from across the US, Peter Duffy’s ReformED is an unflinching portrait of being a teacher in America. In the play we meet public school teachers Helen, Theresa, Carter, Dave and others. Over the course of their school year, the challenges of what it means to be a teacher in the age of educational reform come to light, and they are faced with the decision of whether or not to remain in the profession.

With text taken directly from recorded interviews with real-life educators, ReformED rings like a homeroom bell, sharing the passion, dedication, wisdom, heart-break, humor, and love of being a teacher during an age of ed reform. ReformED is not just a play for teachers; rather, it is a story for anyone who cares about how we educate the next generation, and an appeal for all of us to consider what it means to educate our children.


A Midsummer Night's Dream


New Performance Dates To Be Announced.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond

Performed at a brand new outdoor venue!

Bring the whole family to enjoy the ultimate summertime fantasy as The Bard intended -- under the stars! This May, we'll debut our new outdoor stage inspired by Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre. Made possible in part by a grant from the UofSC Excellence Initiative, this portable venue will bring the uniquely communal environment of the Globe into the 21st century and provide our audiences with memorable outdoor theatre experiences for years to come. A Midsummer Night's Dream weaves together the stories of four young lovers and a group of roaming actors, who wander through an enchanted forest and find themselves entangled by the mischievous whims of a band of powerful fairies. A timeless tale of magic, mix-ups, and mayhem, this Shakespeare classic reminds us all just "what fools these mortals be!"

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