South Camden Theatre Company Proudly Presents Our Season 12 — We Hope You’ll Join Us!

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waterbythespoonfulJanuary 13 — January 29

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

written by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Ray Croce, Sr.

“For a drama peopled by characters who have traveled a long way in the dark, Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor about people helping one another to face down their demons that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times.

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Water by the Spoonful is “a rich, brilliant montage of American urban life that is as dazzling to watch as it is difficult to look away from.”

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. This play is a heartfelt and poetic meditation on lives on the brink of redemption and self-discovery during a time of heightened uncertainty, “as startling and innovative and human on the page as on the stage.”

This show runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes without an intermission. Show times: Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sunday matinées at 2:00PM. READ MORE…

 

missfirecrackerseasonMarch 10 – March 26, 2017

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST

written by Beth Henley

Directed by Scott Grumling

Written by the Beth Henley, the author of Crimes of the Heart this story belongs in the group of Southern Gothic comedies for which Henley is best known. Its heroine, Carnelle, is an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody in her small Mississippi community. The family and friends who help her along the way are a dysfunctional bunch who tackle life in their own peculiar ways. There is a former beauty queen cousin, Elain, who comes to offer advice and to run away from her husband and children. Elain’s brother, Delmount, has come home from the mental institution to sell the family house and provide Carnelle another way out. Wandering into the chaos as Carnelle’s seamstress is sweet and strange Popeye, who falls in love with Delmount. The general conclusion the characters reach is that, even if the real you is not the fulfillment of your hopes, you will be more at peace if you learn to define and accept your own self.

This show runs for 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Show times: Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sunday matinées at 2:00PM. READ MORE…

 

 

 

asherlevseasonMay 5 – 21, 2017

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV

Adapted by Aaron Posner from the book by Chaim Potok

Directed by Josh McLucas

Hasidic Jews do not pursue art. Hasidic Jews do not paint crucifixions. When a young Jewish boy discovers his immense talent, he must reconcile his drive to create with his religious traditions, community, and a family that does not understand him.

This show runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission. Show times: Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sunday matinées at 2:00PM. READ MORE…

September 15 —October 1, 2017

RIPCORD

A New Comedy By David Lindsey-Abaire

Directed by Daniel Hickey

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious comedy marks the author’s sixth collaboration with The Manhattan Theatre Club.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, created Ripcord, a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death directed by Daniel Hickey.

This show runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission. Show times: Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sunday matinées at 2:00PM. READ MORE…