The Aiken Community Playhouse

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.


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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