The Aiken Community Playhouse

Miracle on 34th Street

Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm • Dec. 8, 9 at 2pm

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

Silent Sky

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

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 Haley Hughes

Coffee House in the Black Box

Feb. 8, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm

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.

Tickets – $15 per person.

Advance reservation required.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Youth Wing Main Stage Show

Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm • Feb. 17 at 2pm

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 Shannon Huey

The Merchant of Venice

April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm • April 21 at 2pm

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

Coffee House in the Black Box

May 10, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm

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.

Tickets – $15 per person.

Advance reservation required

Legally Blonde: The Musical

May 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, June 1 at 7:30pmand May 26, June 1 at 2pm

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.

Musical.

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.

Gibson & Sons: A Comedy

Summer 2019 in the Black Box

July 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm • July 21 at 2pm

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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