Arts Preview: THEATER

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AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE. Deonavon Laws, 11, performs a scene with fellow students during Remember the Drumbeat in May. The theater has shows in January and May.
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AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: (803) 648-1438, aikencommunity
playhouse.com

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LE CHAT NOIR. Kitty Kitty Kitty is a tale of the first cloned housecat and the ill-fated love that follows. The dark comedy explores the spectrum of love - unconditional, unrequited and superficial. Tickets are $25 for shows Sept. 14-15, 20-22 from lcnaugusta.com.  LE CHAT NOIR/SPECIAL
LE CHAT NOIR/SPECIAL
LE CHAT NOIR. Kitty Kitty Kitty is a tale of the first cloned housecat and the ill-fated love that follows. The dark comedy explores the spectrum of love - unconditional, unrequited and superficial. Tickets are $25 for shows Sept. 14-15, 20-22 from lcnaugusta.com.

Main Stage shows are at Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; $20-$25 adults, $18-$20 seniors, $12-$15 students, $7-$10 under 12
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:
8 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 3 p.m. Sept. 15-16; contains strong adult situations, language, themes
Miracle on 34th Street:
8 p.m. Nov. 23-24, 30, Dec. 1, 3 p.m. Dec. 1-2
Frost/Nixon:
8 p.m. Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 3 p.m. Jan. 13; contains some adult themes
Fox on the Fairway:
8 p.m. March 29-30, April 5-6, 12-13, 3 p.m. April 7; contains adult situations, language, themes
The Nerd:
8 p.m. April 26-27, May 4, 10-11, 3 p.m. April 28, May 5; contains some adult themes
The Drowsy Chaperone:
8 p.m. May 24-25, 31, June 1, 7-8, 3 p.m. June 1-2; contains adult situations, language, themes

Black Box productions are performed at the Bechtel Experimental Theatre, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; $12
Twelve Angry Men:
8 p.m. June 28-29, July 5-6, 3 p.m. June 30; contains some adult themes
The Cemetery Club:
8 p.m. July 19-20, 26-27, 3 p.m. July 21; contains some adult themes
Here on the Flight Path:
8 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 23-24, 3 p.m. Aug. 18; contains adult situations, language, themes

Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing is free and open to middle and high school students. New members are welcome at any meeting, which are held on second Saturdays. Parents are welcome to join the Parent Volunteer Group.
Night Chills:
8 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, 27; not suitable for very young children
The Pajama Game:
8 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 7-9, 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 9

AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE: (706) 722-0598, augustaminitheatre.com; events, unless noted, are held in the Judith Simon Drama Studio (Black Box) at Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts and Life Skills School, 2548 Deans Bridge Road
Oct. 8:
Founder’s Day Open House, 4-6 p.m.
Oct. 14:
Alumni and Friends Chefs’ Showcase, 2 p.m., Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Jan. 11-13, 18-21:
The Parents of Tabatha Tutt vs. DJ Smoke, 8 p.m. Jan. 11-13, 18-20, 3 p.m. Jan. 12, 13, 19-21
May 17, 18:
Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That, 8 p.m. May 17, 18, 3 p.m. May 18

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS: (706) 826-4707, augustaplayers.org; performances are held at Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; tickets $17-$43
Sept. 21-23:
Hairspray, 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22; 3 p.m. Sept. 23
Dec. 8-9:
A Christmas Carol, the Musical, 8 p.m. Dec. 8; 3 p.m. Dec. 9
Feb. 22-24:
La Cage aux Folles (The Birdcage), 8 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 3 p.m. Feb. 24
May 10-12:
The King & I, 8 p.m. May 10-11; 3 p.m. May 12

BARTOW (GA.) COMMUNITY CLUB SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYERS: (478) 364-3340 leave message, bartowga.tripod.com/id8.html; shows are at the Bartow Community Center, 1100 Shop St., Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger
Sept. 7-9, 14-16:
Next of Kin
Nov. 9-11, 16-18:
The Christmas Bus

BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS: (706) 737-1625; performances are held at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; show times are 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Admission is $3 per person; $2 per person for groups of 15 or more

BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: Performances are at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; order tickets at BroadwayInAugustaGA.com, 1-888-706-BWAY (2929)
Nov. 29:
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Dec. 11:
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Jan. 16:
Monty Python’s Spamalot
March 3:
Fiddler on the Roof
March 27:
Elvis Lives
May 28:
Dreamgirls

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: Buy tickets at the Discovery Center, 405 Main St., Edgefield, or (803) 637-3833; edgefieldcounty
theatrecompany.com
Christmas Belles
: 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 16
The Odd Couple
: 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 10
Second Samuel
: 8 p.m. June 7, 8, 14, 15; 3 p.m. June 9, 16
Hallelujah Girls
: 8 p.m. Aug. 16, 17, 23, 24; 3 p.m. Aug. 18, 25

ENOPION THEATRE COMPANY: (706) 771-7777, enopion.com; performances are at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.
Eli’s Bethlehem Inn
, a musical dinner theatre: 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7; 3 p.m. Dec. 1
The Story of Noah:
7 p.m. March 14, 15, 21, 22; 3 p.m. March 16, 23

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: (706) 791-4389, fortgordon.com/theatre.php; performances 8 p.m., with dinner 7 p.m., 32100 3rd Ave., Fort Gordon; enter at Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 years old and older must present a valid ID, and drivers must present proof of insurance and car registration; reservations (706) 793-8552
Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 4-6:
Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution
Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, Dec. 1:
Harvey

LE CHAT NOIR: (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com; shows begin at 8 p.m. at Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $15-$30
Sept. 14-15, 20-22:
Kitty Kitty Kitty by Noah Haidle
Nov. 9, 10, 15-17:
Last of the Boys by Steven Dietz
Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16 (Cupid’s Cabaret performance Feb. 14):
Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
April 12, 13, 18-20:
Quickies – Short Play Festival
May 10, 11, 16-18:
August Osage County by Tracy Letts

STORYLAND THEATRE: (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre.org, e-mail storylandtheatre@gmail.com; performances are at Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays; school performances require reservations, $11 season or $4.50 per show for students; teachers and chaperones admitted free; matinee tickets $15 for season or $6 per show; Saturdays do not require reservations; free admission for active-duty military and their families with military ID
Oct. 23-27:
Beware What You Ask of a Fairy, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Oct. 23-26, 3 p.m. Oct. 27
Jan. 29-Feb. 2:
The Frog Prince, a play with puppetry, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 3 p.m. Feb. 2
April 2-6:
Sleeping Beauty, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. April 2-5, 3 p.m. April 6

YOUNG ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY: (706) 829-1325, yart.org, info@yart.org; John Greene, director; classes for developing actors


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