The Clemson Little Theatre
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2015-2016  Season of Shows


by Neil Simon directed by Stu Adamo and Paul Hyde With   his   wife   nowhere   in   sight,   the   Deputy   Mayor   of   New   York   has   accidentally   shot   himself   before guests   arrive   for   a   10th   wedding   anniversary   celebration.      His   lawyer   is   trying   to   get   "the   story" straight,   so   confusion   and   mis-communications   mount,   spinning   the   evening   into   classic   farcical hilarity. Performances: September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2015 Auditions July 6 from 6-8pm The Seussification of A Midsummer’s Night Dream by Peter Bloedel directed by Sybil Todd The   Bard's   most   beloved   comedy   gets   the   full   Seuss   treatment   in   this   playful   adaptation.   Two madcap   Narrators   chronicle   the   tale   of   the   mixed-up   lovers   as   they   wander   through   a   forest   full   of whoosh   bush   tush   beasts   and   fairies   dueling   with   bumballoon   swords. Told   in   rhyming   couplets,   this reimagining   is   how   Shakespeare's   magical   tale   might   have   played   if   Dr.   Seuss   had   gotten   his hands on it. Performances: October 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015 Auditions: August 23 @ 3 pm & August 24 @ 7 pm 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol by David Wohl, Faye Greenberg, Walton Jones directed by Pat Shull It's   Christmas   Eve,   1943,   in   a   Newark,   New   Jersey   broadcasting   studio.     A   contemporary   version   of Dicken's   "A   Christmas   Carol"   is   being   presented   on   the   air.      Between   missed   cues,   electrical   and plumbing   problems,   and   an   out-of-control   actor,   this   performance   is   an   entertaining   excursion   into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. Performances: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2015 Auditions September 27 @ 2pm Beauty and the Beast by Vera Morris directed by LaToya Young As   punishment   for   rebuffing   a   powerful   witch,   a   selfish   prince   becomes   a   true   'beast'   until   someone will   love   him   for   himself.      A   poor   widow,   her   two   unpleasant   daughters   and   their   nasty   husbands, and   a   third   daughter   named   Beauty   all   become   involved.     An   enchanted   mirror   assists   Beauty,   and eventually Beast is returned to his true form and happiness reigns. Performances: March 3, 4, 5, 6, 2016 Auditions January 3 @ 3-5pm & January 4 @ 6:30-8:30 Sponsored by Cable Ad Concepts Papa’s Blues by Javon Johnson directed by Javon Johnson Nathan    is    a    man    of    pride    and    ambition    struggling    with    racism,    unemployment,    and    haunting memories   of   his   father,   Big   Joe.   Big   Joe   was   murdered   while   Nathan   was   still   a   boy.   Big   Joe   was   an adamant   civil   rights   activist   and   a   source   of   pride   as   well   as   disappointment   for   his   son,   but   he instilled   in   his   son   the   importance   of   the   civil   rights   movement   principles   and   the   necessity   of belonging    to    something    both    spiritually    and    racially    uplifting.    However,    Nathan's    failures    at mastering   fatherhood   provoke   him   to   drink   and   partake   in   illegal   activities.   His   lifestyle   and   his broken   marriage   distance   him   from   the   joy   of   his   life,   his   own   son,   Rashon.   The   play   is   told   in flashbacks   by   Rashon,   who   speaks   of   the   trials   of   his   family   as   they   unraveled   13   years   ago,   telling us the story of his father's blues. Performances: April 22, 23, 24, 2016 Friday and Saturday 8PM, Saturday and Sunday Matinee  3PM Carrie, the Musical lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Michael Gore based on the book by Stephen King directed by Jimmy O. Burdette Carrie   White   is   a   misfit. At   school,   she's   an   outcast   who's   bullied   by   the   popular   crowd,   and   virtually invisible   to   everyone   else.   At   home,   she's   at   the   mercy   of   her   loving   but   cruelly   over-protective mother.   But   Carrie's   just   discovered   she's   got   a   special   power,   and   if   pushed   too   far,   she's   not   afraid to use it… Performances: June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2016 Auditions February 22 & 23 @  6-9pm each night