2020 — A Season of Celebration
15 Seasons & the 10th Anniversary of the Waterfront South Theatre
Purchase a 4-show 2020 Season Pass — and SAVE 30% OFF — general admission tickets.
This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all who have supported us since we opened the doors of the Waterfront South Theatre in 2010.
When you purchase a Season Pass you’ll guarantee seats for all four shows during 2020. This is a terrific opportunity for big savings. A Season Pass is just $70.00. That’s $17.50* per ticket. Don’t wait. This opportunity expires soon.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020
Abigail/1702 A Twice Told Tale by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa — A REGIONAL PREMIERE!
In this tale of New England witchery, Abigail/1702 is ten years after the harrowing and tragic events of the Salem witch trials. Abigail Williams—the lead accuser who sent twenty people to their doom as a young girl—now lives under an assumed name on the outskirts of Boston, quietly striving to atone for her sins. When a handsome stranger arrives claiming to be a sailor in need, Abigail takes him in, and long-dormant passions awaken within her. Love starts to grow between the two—an unlikely flower cracking through salty earth. But their contentment is short-lived, for someone else is coming for Abigail, someone who has been looking for her since she danced in the weird woods of Salem. The Devil is demanding Abigail’s soul, and a debt will be paid—but first, Abigail must make peace with the woman she most wronged.
“Aguirre-Sacasa’s skillful expression of religion and depiction of a woman’s struggle for her soul is mesmerizing.”
— Times Herald-Record
“ABIGAIL/1702 is literary brain food…not so much a sequel to The Crucible, but instead a unique retelling of Faust…full of heart and conviction.”
— Poughkeepsie Journal
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 — SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020
Terminus, By Gabriel Jason Dean — A REGIONAL PREMIERE!
Terminus tells the story of Eller, a white matriarch, and her mixed-race grandson, Jaybo, who live together in a ramshackle house down by the railroad tracks in rural Georgia. Their unique love has seen them through, but when Eller’s mind begins to fade with dementia, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. As she descends terrifyingly closer toward a horrifying truth, Jaybo’s capacity to love his grandmother is put to the test. This award-winning drama metaphorically asks, how are white Americans haunted by and continually complicit in the sustained trauma against black Americans?
“Of sprawling imaginative power, yet focused in delivery, it takes on a tremendous weight—the intractable problem of race in the United States—and conveys something both gripping and original, marshaling with near-flawless mastery a bevy of time-honored stage techniques.”
“A tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle.
— The New York Times
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020
A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein — A REGIONAL PREMIERE!
A moving drama, laced with humor and heartache, A Good Farmer is the story of two women—a farm owner and her unlikely best friend, an illegal Mexican immigrant — fighting to survive in a small town divided by America’s immigration battle. This is a play about love, friendship and finding the power to face what divides us.
“…outstanding…brings the much-needed sense of humanity to the issue of immigration and addresses many of the moral questions we face…This is an important piece of theatre…[a] gem of a show…”
“…more timely than ever…emotionally powerful…”
“Sharyn Rothstein has artfully managed to reveal the humanity behind some of today’s contentious political issues.”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 — SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020
The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney — A Contemporary tale
The Brothers Size takes us to the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elegba, Oshoosi’s old prison- mate, is a mysterious complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.
“The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.”
— Chicago Tribune
“With his original and singular voice, McCraney crafts an intense story about the unbreakable bond between brothers, a bond that is equal parts love and despair.”
— Miami Herald
Our Season Passes Save You Money & Save You A Seat!
4-show Season FlexPasses are available for these 4 shows for just $70.00*. If you purchased these 4 shows individually you’d pay $100.00 plus four service fees. That’s $30* more than Season FlexPass pricing. You’re saving the cost of one entire show ticket. Plan ahead for Season 15. Your Flex Pass guarantees you’ll have a seat at the show. You’ll always have the opportunity to change your attendance date. Just call us in advance of the show you’d like to attend. We’ll work with you to change your tickets to the date of the show you’d prefer.
*Plus a handling fee
An Exciting Season Of Great Theatre – 2020 Has It All! Purchase a Season Pass Today.
Anchoring The Neighborhood Arts Scene
The opening of the Camden FireWorks, an artist loft space & gallery, and The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, Brigid’s House and the Nick Virgilio Writers House along with the existing artist studio of Mickey McGrath’s BeeStill Studios, and Camden’s Center For Environmental Transformation, and the Heart Of Camden Michael J. Doyle Field House, there is quite a lot to see and do in Waterfront South.
Together we are building a strong community of arts, culture and family life here in our Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden.
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 theatre in the City’s Waterfront South District. South Camden Theatre Company stages classic plays, comedies, regional and world premieres as the resident theatre company at The Waterfront South Theatre. Our goal is to engage, entertain and educate.
The Areas Hottest Off-Broadway Theatre
The Waterfront South Theatre, located just a block south of Broadway and Ferry Avenues in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, is the first theatre built in Camden, New Jersey in more than 100 years. This gorgeous state-of-the-art theater was designed to be reminiscent of Walt’s Cafe, the corner bar, that once stood on this corner up until 1967. Thanks to the Heart of Camden, The Domenica Foundation, Ignarri Loomis Architects and others, this grand space is home to South Camden Theatre Company.
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 of Camden “home”.
The Domenica Hall Auditorium accommodates 99 people and is a completely accessible facility.
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Our Latest News
Camden Theatre Company Announces Plans For 2021 Season — Despite The Covid-19 Pandemic — Designed to keep everyone safe! CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, January 24, 2021 – South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, along with our … Continued
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – December 4, 2020 – South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, along with our Artistic Director, Raymond Croce, are proud to announce our very first virtual play, “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. This play … Continued
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.