Shoestring Players Present “Don’t Drink the Water,” November 10 – 13

October 31, 2016 at 9:47 am

The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform “Don’t Drink the Water,” November 10 – 13 in the Performing Arts Center Theatre at USC Upstate.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 general admission and $4 for faculty, staff and students with USC Upstate ID. Tickets may be purchased at the USC Upstate Box Office from 1 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at (864) 503-5695. Cash or check only, please.

Based on an early play by Woody Allen, “Don’t Drink the Water,” blends his trademark comedy with slapstick situations. In a communist country in the early 1960’s during the Cold War, a New Jersey caterer and his family must take refuge in the American embassy after they are suspected of being spies. Will they escape?

The cast includes: Kat Arnold of Evansville, Ind., as Sultan’s wife; Brittany Bailey of Rock Hill as Countess Bardoni; Luis Batres of Greenville as a soldier; Kelly Crisp of Boiling Springs as a party guest; Ateeba Gallagher of Rock Hill as a solider; John Gibbbs of Lyman as Walter Hollander; Eva Grayson of Easley as chef; Julia Jones of Lancaster as a party guest; Howie Jordan of Greenville as Ambassador Magee; Najee Joyner of St. Stephens as Sultan; Brandon Mimnaugh of Boiling Springs as Father Drobney; Lindsey Rhodes of Liberty as Krojack; Dexter Simmons of Clinton as Axel Magee; Brigitte Staggs of Woodruff as Marion Hollander; Ryan Thompson of Boiling Springs as Kasnar; Jillian Wain of Boiling Springs as Burns; Kacy Winterhalter of Columbia as Susan Hollander; and Doug Yates of Oviedo, Fla., as Kilroy.

The show will be directed by Rich Robinson. A native of California, Robinson has served as an associate professor and designer at USC Upstate for more than 15 years. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from California State University, Stanislaus.

For more information about “Don’t Drink the Water,” contact Rich Robinson at (864) 503-5621 or at