SOBTC highlighted in South Carolina Theatre Assoc. Newsletter
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE SPOTLIGHT from the South Carolina Theatre Association April Newsletter. (Visit SCTA here and learn more about their upcoming Gala and events!)
South of Broadway Theatre Company, dubbed a “mainstay of the South Carolina Theatre scene” from the New York Times in 2013, is located in the revitalized Olde Village of historic North Charleston. This young company has been producing theatre for 10 years; the early years focusing on youth production and the last five years expanding to include a rich and diverse adult mainstage series and growing subscriber base. Highlighted productions include their current regional premiere of J.M. Synge’s raucous comedy Playboy of the Western World, premiere of Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams, and the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner world premiere by Richard Rashke, Season to Season. Original works are developed from their Annual PlayFest Series.
You can catch a glimpse from time to time of their resident Diva in performance. Notably in January with sellout shows, The Piano Man and The Diva were at it again. Consisting of two great talents, William “Bill” Lewis, world class pianist and musical director for Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan paired up with longtime colleague and friend, our founder, Mary Gould for a celebrated evening of music.
Our founder, whose passion stems from her own professional career as an opera singer, nurtures South of Broadway as a theatre for other professional “creatives” to thrive together. Ms. Gould and South of Broadway Staff and Board aspire to be a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and a nationally recognized Destination for Broadway-quality theatre.
Charleston Today 2013 “…an extraordinary event is happening in North Charleston, and if you are even nominally interested in viewing the best of what live theatre offers, you owe it to yourself to get to South of Broadway Theatre Company.”