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

The Etherredge Center Fine & Performing Arts – University of South Carolina

Cultural Series: The Stepcrew

Date : March 22, 2019

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Etherredge Center

 Created by Cara Butler and Jon & Nathan Pilatzke (longtime touring members of The Chieftains) The Stepcrew combines Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley Step dancing, music and song. The virtuosic cast of 11 dancers & musicians, comprised of the leading performers in today’s Celtic music scene have appeared on the international stages of the leading PAC’s and Celtic Festivals worldwide.

Woodside Plantation Country Club

“Fine dining, exceptional tennis and golf and wonderful people, are all part of the Woodside Plantation Club experience”.

Aiken Center for the Arts


Dorothy Johnson
Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
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Dorothy Johnson
The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or online. Skill level: Beginning.

Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45
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Judy Adamick
Students will work from their own photos. Discussions will address composition, values & color palette. Short demonstration during each class. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Intermediate

Session 1, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
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Judy Adamick
Floral arrangement set up each week. Emphasis on hard and soft edges and composition. Short demonstration. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.

Session 1, Fridays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
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Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue to improve their skills. Learn basics: preparing clay, centering, throwing forms, trimming, handles, etc. All materials and tools included. Level: all, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
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Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
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Madeline Fox
Basic skills are requited to enjoy this class. Student will need to work independently on projects of their own choice; there are no instructional lessons. An instructor is on hand for assistance. Students purchase clay from the ACA front desk. Tools and other supplies included. Level: Intermediate, adult 18 and up who have previously taken Guided Studio, completed Pottery Wheel Class or approved by instructor.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
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Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
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Madeline Fox
Learn clay techniques of pinch, coil, and slab to create hand built pottery. Students will also be introduced to working on the pottery wheel. All supplies included.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                               13892
Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
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Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue creating instructional handbuilt pottery. Projects will use coil, pinch & slab techniques. Session 1 will include the birdfeeder project. Session 2 will include the snowflake serving bowl project. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
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Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
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Aiken Featured in Southern Living as “The South’s Best Small Town 2018

Southern Living magazine recently recognized Aiken, SC, as “The South’s Best Small Town 2018”. Describing Aiken as “an authentic South Carolina equestrian community rich in historic charm and tradition”, the article (also featured in print in April 2018) highlights the deep equestrian roots in Aiken, including events such the Aiken Horse Show, now in its 102nd year.

However, the magazine recognizes Aiken for more than horses, offering suggestions for shopping, dining and area accomodations for both horse lovers and those who simply appreciate Aiken’s classic southern charm. Local area businesses highlighted include:

Trio Bar & Kitchen
The Red Pepper
Aiken Brewing Company

Equine Divine
Aiken Center for the Arts
Fox & Lady
Aiken Dry Goods
Lionel Smith, Ltd.

Hotel accomodations:
The Inn at Rose Hill
The Willcox

Talk to almost any Aiken resident, and he or she is likely to tell you why they love calling this area home. With its vibrant history and CSRA location, Aiken is becoming an increasingly popular residential area for young professionals, families and anyone in-between. Still, it’s always nice to hear it from someone else!

For the complete article, click here.

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