Silent Sky
Jan
17
to Jan 26

Silent Sky

Jan. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM • Jan. 20 at 2:00 PM

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer.  As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Marsha Harris

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Coffee House
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee House

The Aiken Community Playhouse's Bechtel Theater Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive theree times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.  

$15 per person

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Cheaper By The Dozen
Feb
15
to Feb 23

Cheaper By The Dozen

Suppose you’re an attractive high school girl and you’re not only a member of a large, unique family, but your dad is a pioneer of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides to apply his unorthodox methods to you and the rest of your family. In “Cheaper by the Dozen,” the results are embarrassing and often uproarious!

Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
Directed by JC Crider

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Merchant Of Venice
Apr
18
to Apr 27

Merchant Of Venice

A despised outsider sees an opportunity to avenge the despicable treatment he has suffered. A wealthy heiress finds herself subject to the whims of her father’s will in determining whom she will marry. A profligate nobleman repeatedly borrows money from his wealthy friend to support his extravagant lifestyle. A daughter rebels against her father and her heritage with tragic consequences. Come see how these and other story lines are all connected.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bob Franklin

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Coffee House
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee House

The Aiken Community Theatre's Bechtel Theater Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive three times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.  

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Legally Blonde:
May
23
to Jun 1

Legally Blonde:

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms herself into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin.
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.
Directed by Juli Davis.

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Gibson & Sons: A Comedy
Jul
19
to Jul 27

Gibson & Sons: A Comedy

Summer 2019 in the Black Box

Helping his father save their struggling small-town funeral home has gotten in the way of Harry Gibson’s love life. Desperate to settle down, he turns to an unconventional method of meeting a woman: an online Russian bride service. When his bride Katya arrives, with her acerbic sister Eva in tow, the Gibson family is thrown into a tailspin.

Written by Kristen Da Silva
Directed by Bob Franklin

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Miracle on 34th Street
Dec
7
to Dec 15

Miracle on 34th Street

Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa.

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture.
Directed by Peg Tribert

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Canterbury Tales
Nov
14
to Nov 18

Canterbury Tales

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Join us on the road to Canterbury as outrageous stories are told, lessons are learned, and shenanigans and hilarity abound. This modern English adaptation by Lindsey Price brings Chaucer’s “story competition”  brilliantly to life, and will entertain audiences of all ages while sharing a milestone literary work in a lively and accessible production.

Adapted by Lindsey Price from Chaucer
Directed by Dustin Turner

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The Odd Couple
Oct
18
to Oct 27

The Odd Couple

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Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.

Directed by Thurmond Whatley

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Coffee House
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee House

The Aiken Community Playhouse’s Bechtel Theatre Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive three times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.

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The Addams Family: A Musical
Sep
6
to Sep 15

The Addams Family: A Musical

Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Musical.

CONTAINS LANGUAGE , ADULT SITUATIONS, STROBE LIGHTS, SMOKE AND SIMULATED GUNSHOTS

Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Steven McKinney, Kyle Seconi

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Daddy's Dying' Who's Got The Will
Jul
13
to Jul 21

Daddy's Dying' Who's Got The Will

“Daddy's Dyin'” concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

Directed by Thurmond Whatley
Written by Del Shores

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