of South Carolina

2018-2019 SEASON

All shows will be presented at Workshop Theatre's Performance Space located at Cottingham Theatre on the campus of Columbia College | 1301 Columbia College Drive | Columbia, SC

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by Neil Simon

January 25 - February 3, 2019

Directed by David Britt

Neil Simon's Jake's Women is about a novelist named Jake, who is struggling to save his marriage. During the course of the play, Jake talks to many women about their own perspective on his relationship, in an attempt to gain insight. Some of these women are real and some are hallucinations, as Jake suffers from psychosis. Jake's first wife, who was killed years earlier, is among the women he talks to in the play. This play is a comedy with a witty take on modern relationships.
January 25-26, 30-31 and February 1-2 – 8 pm shows; January 27 and February 3 – 3 pm shows


by Jon Robin Baitz

March 22 - 31, 2019

Directed by Jeffery Schwalk

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. She is anxious about revealing her publishing plans for her new memoir, her beloved older brother, Henry. When the news of Brooke’s memoir is revealed, her parents are faced with a choice -- either reveal a shocking secret that they have kept for decades, or risk exposure when the world reads their story. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Spanning the international disasters of war, the bitter feuds of American politics, and the intricate and equally bitter dynamics of one family’s love and grief, Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities is a scintillating and sharply observed dark comedy, with themes of depression, addiction, family and memory.
March 22-23, 27-30 – 8 pm shows; March 24 and 31 – 3 pm shows


Collaboration of director Jocelyn Sanders
Musical direction by Kathy Seppamaki
Choreography by Mandy Applegate Bloom, assisted by Roxanne Livingston Rich.

May 10 - 19, 2019

Directed by Jocelyn Sanders

Workshop Theatre is excited to bring some of the best and most powerful female voices in Columbia to the stage with The Fierce & Fabulous Cabaret: Celebrating the Women of Broadway May 10-19. This musical tour de force will celebrate the women of Broadway through song and dance. You won't want to miss this stellar collection of performers.

The cabaret features the talents of Lisa Akly, Katrina Blanding, Mandy Applegate Bloom, Lou Boeschen, Mellie Boozer, Rayana Briggs, Emily Clelland, Robin Gottlieb, Valdina Hall, Emily Northrop, Roxanne Livingston Rich, Jennifer Ross, Kathy Seppamaki, and Regina Skeeters.
May 10-11, 17-18 – 8 pm shows; May 12 and 19 – 3 pm shows

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