SOBTC Outs “The Nance” in its first production since Broadway!
Nightly, my actors surprise and delight as they create the characters that people The Nance… Every couple of days, I get nuggets of gold from Venezuela- in the form of music composed by Abdiel… Mark’s doing his tech magic as the set springs from a blank stage… Shannon’s costumes promise to be Fabu… Lynette and Kelsey are busy bees gathering props that bespeak 1930’s NYC…
And I get to experience this explosion of creativity first hand—life is good!
22 August 2014
PRESS RELEASE: SOBTC Outs The Nance in its First Production since Broadway.
We are delighted to bring Charleston this rowdy, yet edgy piece about the heyday of Burlesque and Vaudeville. “The Nance” hits all the marks from bawdy comedy to political drama, and does it with flair, passion and surprising insight. Don’t miss this exciting Regional Premier by noted playwright Douglas Carter Beane.
Note: Adult themes and language and brief nudity. TICKETS HERE
Surprising Fact: We have commissioned a new musical score. Composed by a young Venezuelan composer/pianist, Abdiel Iriarte. He is an award winning musician and performer in Venezuela. He will arrive in Charleston, score and music tracks in hand to musically direct and play all performances. We are delighted to introduce him to the Low Country!
Kenneth C. Graham, will direct what Ben Brantley of The New York Times called: “a heartfelt new play set in the twilight of burlesque”. Kenneth is a regular with SOBTC and is currently nominated for a Theatre Charleston Award as “Best Supporting Actor in a Play” for his neurotic, outrageous, and seriously hysterical performance in last season’s “Sylvia”. He also directed Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This” during our 2012/13 season.
About the Actors:
Joseph Baldino (Chauncey Miles) is a talented veteran actor who taught and worked in NYC, and now graces SOBTC with his considerable acting and directing talents.
Doug McGill (Ned) is a Charleston physician in love with all things theatre. This is Doug’s second appearance with SOBTC.
Lynda Harvey (Sylvie) award winning and recently nominated for “Best Actress”. Lynda last appeared at SOBTC in “The Sister’s Rosensweig”.
Richard Latham (Efram) is new to SOBTC but is no stranger to Charleston audiences. He’s been working in town the Charleston area for 30 years.
Sarah Coy (Carmen) is a mild mannered paralegal by day, and a wise-cracking burlesque queen at night.
Lizzie Mears (Joan) last appeared at SOBTC as Pegeen Mike in “The Playboy of the Western World”.
Performances are September 18-20, 25-27, 29, October 2-4 at 7:30 PM and on Sundays, September 21 & 28 at 3:00 PM.
All shows $20.