The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours,” August 19-21 in the Performing Arts Center Theatre at USC Upstate.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center Theatre. Tickets are $2.
The devised theatre piece debuted in London, England, in July while the troupe participated in the International Youth Arts Festival.
The show features eight characters from eight different Shakespearen plays as they come together in one place and time to debate the merits of love. Original music for the show was written by USC Upstate student Garrett Gibson.
The cast includes: Garrett Gibson of Spartanburg, Alastair Mann of Spartanburg, Howie Jordan of Greenville, Brigitte Staggs of Woodruff, Eva Grayson of Liberty, Brooke Mize of Greenville, Brandon Mimnaugh of Boiling Springs, Anthony Gregory of Boiling Springs. Production staff includes Kelly Casteel of Spartanburg, company manager, and Cody Kelien of Summerville, technical director.
This is the sixth time that a USC Upstate production has been juried and awarded the opportunity to perform at The Rose Theatre, a 900-seat venue located in the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames modeled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre, situated on London’s Bankside. The Rose produces its own productions all year round with varied repertoire consisting of classical revivals, neglected modern masterpieces, new translations of foreign plays and occasional world premieres. A wide range of distinguished actors have appeared at the Rose including Jane Asher, Peter Bowles, Judi Dench and Timothy West.
As a result of their most recent performance, the Shoestring Players have been invited to return to the International Youth Arts Festival next summer.
For more information, contact Jimm Cox, director of theater, at (864) 503-5697 or jcox @uscupstate.edu.