We are already planning for a completely different season to open Season 12. One that is sure to please our audience both old and new. We kick off our new season with EMPORER JONES by Eugene O'Neil. This play is one of O'Neil's major experimental works, mixing expressionism and realism. It's the play that established him as a successful playwright. Then, we move to a play written by Colm Tóibín, THE TESTAMENT OF MARY. This play is a one-woman solo performance depicting "the mother of Jesus [who] tells her story of her son’s Crucifixion" and questions his death and divinity.
Next up, we move to a light-hearted comedy, THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, a Southern literature play written by Beth Henley. Set in Brookhaven, Mississippi, the play explores the themes of femininity, beauty, and the need to be accepted. We end this season with the play, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner. This is a powerful story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost - against the will of his family, community and tradition.
The South Camden Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theatre company dedicated to helping revitalize the City of Camden, New Jersey by producing meaningful, professional theater in the City’s Waterfront South District. Founded by a playwright, the South Camden Theatre Company stages seldom-seen, classic plays and original works as the resident theatre company at Waterfront South Theatre. South Camden Theatre Company is a proud member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Situated just a block south of Broadway and Ferry Avenues in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, this gorgeous state-of-the-art theater was designed to be reminiscent of Walt's Cafe, the corner bar, that once stood on this very corner.
Today, 96 seats and thousands of theatre patrons a year have replaced the bar stools and shipyard workers that at one time called this corner, "home".
Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.