CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, November 17, 2021 – South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, are proud to announce their full season of live and in-person theatre at the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ for 2022. We had a rough return to the stage in the fall of 2021, so we are extremely excited to welcome everyone back to our in-person, live events and one special streaming event for 2022. That’s five productions planned for our return to the stage.
Our new Interim Artistic Director, Dawn Varava, an equity actor and former music and theatre teacher has worked wonders pulling together a season of productions mixing new shows with shows we had been scheduled to produce during the early period of the pandemic.
We’re excited to welcome you back to experience the joy of live theatre on our stage at The Waterfront South Theatre. We continue to believe that an evening in the theatre is a chance to stir your soul. We hope you will join us to do just that in the first theatre built to produce live theatrical productions in Camden in more than 100 years.
We open our 2022 season with Incorruptible by Michael Hollinger of Philadelphia, a lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor. This piece was originally produced in 1996 and shows remarkably dexterous craftsmanship by the playwright. It’s a show that is even more in tune with the times today than when it world-premiered. Incorruptible will be directed by Drucie McDaniel and will run from February 11 through February 27.
On April 22 we open the regional premiere of Terminus by Gabriel Jason Dean. Terminus will be directed by Connie Norwood. She is excited to be “back home” taking the reins of what the New York Times says is, “A tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle.” This show is 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, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. It’s a show that asks how are white Americans haunted by and continually complicit in the sustained trauma against black Americans?
We’ll return to the stage in September of 2022 with the regional premiere of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein (playwright of By The Water, 2018). This moving drama is 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. Scott Grumling will direct this play about love, friendship, and finding the power to face what divides us.
For late October, we’re wrapping up plans for something very different on our stage. We can’t tell you much about this show yet, because plans are not quite finalized. We’ll be sure to let you know, just as soon as we have all the details ironed out. Watch our website, social media, or sign-up for our emails to learn more. Visit: www.southcamdentheatre.org/email-sign-up.
Along the way, we’ll be filming and streaming our production of The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. This is a tough and tender drama expressing what it means to brother and be brothered. Damien J. Wallace directs this drama filled with flights of poetry, music, dance, and West African mythology. This contemporary tale explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, and to someone.
Tickets are available online for Friday & Saturday evening 8:00 pm performances and Sunday 2:00 pm matinées on our website at www.southcamdentheatre.org. Prices vary: General admission ($20) & Camden Resident tickets ($5).
About The Theatre Company
South Camden Theatre Company is proud to call Camden home. When the company was founded in 2005, performances were held in the basement theatre of the Sacred Heart Church. We’re now the proud owners of The Waterfront South Theatre, the first, free-standing theatre built for live theatre in Camden in more than 100 years.
About The Waterfront South Neighborhood
The Waterfront South neighborhood is a growing arts community. Our arts neighbors now include Camden FireWorks, artist studio spaces, and gallery, The Nick Virgilio Writer’s House, Bee Still Studios, The Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum, Camden Boat Works, and the Center For Environmental Transformation, along with The Heart of Camden, The Camden Sophisticated Sisters, and The Sacred Heart Church. Visit: www.waterfrontsouthcamden.com to learn more about this growing arts community.
About our sponsors
South Camden Theatre Company was selected by PNC Bank to participate in PNC Arts Alive again for our next two seasons. This is a very prestigious grant award. Just over 40 organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern, New Jersey region, were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.
“We’ve long recognized just how vital the arts and cultural sector is to our community. The PNC team is once again excited to support the arts and cultural organizations visual and performing arts in the Delaware Valley,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. “Arts and culture strengthen the local economy and have the power to bring people together. As we look forward to resuming everyday activities, we invite our neighbors to join us and be a part of art.” Read more here: https://bit.ly/pncartsaliveconnect
Our shows are also sponsored in part by Holman Enterprise Group, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and with additional Covid-19 financial support from NJEDA, and the SVOG.
Theatre Company Office: (856) 409-0365
Robert Bingaman, Communications: (609) 471-4168