Aiken Community Playhouse

Aiken Community Playhouse (ACP) is a non-profit, volunteer, community theater dedicated to producing quality shows at reasonable prices. ACP is also a teaching theater so that people who have always wanted to "be in theater" as an actor, director, stage hand, lighting/sound person, or set designer can get hands-on training while participating in producing a show. Come join us today!

Outside Mullingar

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Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.

Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes

Cast

Rosemary Muldoon - Melanie Cameron
Anthony Reilly - Garrett Maroney
Aoife Muldoon - Peg Tribert
Tony Reilly - Bob Rollins

Prodigal Son

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August 19 at 3pm

From the author of “Doubt,” a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.

Directed by Dave Howard
Written by John Patrick Shanley

Prodigal Son

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August 19 at 3pm

From the author of “Doubt,” a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.

Directed by Dave Howard
Written by John Patrick Shanley

Peter Pan

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Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, “Peter Pan” has delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.

 Directed by Juli Davis

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Additional Music by Jule Styne
Based on the play by Sir J. M. Barrie

Cast

Peter Mo Pruiett 
Wendy Olivia Aubrey
John Gavin Byrd
Michael Declan Wayt
Mrs. Darling Emily Dowdell
Mr. Darling/Hook James Raby
Smee Katelynn Chason 
Liza Sarah Massey
Jane Serenity Hamic
Adult Wendy Betsy Wilson-Mahoney
Tiger Lily Jamie Hamic
Slightly Gracey Sims
Curly Annelise Hipps
Nibbs Luke Williams
Tootles Matt Davis
Twin 1 Caroline Seawell
Twin 2 Samantha Moore
Starkey Marshall Mahoney
Cecco Tyler McKinney
Mullins Jimmy Hamic
Noodler Jerry West
Jukes Jason Latimer

Pirates Ernesto Barquet 
Olivia Gaillard
Sela Groomes
Heather Moore
Alexis Young
Melissa Taylor

Indians Sophie Galan
Trinity Hamic
Charis Hamic
Ella Dietzel
Sophie Karapatakis
Arelis Rivera

Breath of Spring

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When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, she is reminded of the maid’s shady past and immediately suspects that it was stolen. Others endeavour to return the stole. The plan is devised and all of them take such delight in the secretive scheme that they wonder why they don’t do this more often. They form a syndicate for stealing and returning furs. Everything goes well until a loss is reported and the police come charging in.

Directed by Marcia Harris
Written by Peter Coke

The Giver

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 November 12 at 2pm 

The world of The Giver is a utopia. The people are assigned their roles in society, and men and women are assigned to each other. When children turn 12, they are assigned their roles in society. When Jonas turns 12, he is assigned the special role of Receiver of Memories. He goes to work with the Giver, who keeps the memories of the world as it used to exist. Together, Jonas and the Giver come up with a plan that will change their world forever.

Adapted by Eric Coble
From the Newberry-award-winning book by Lois Lowry

The Giver

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The world of The Giver is a utopia. The people are assigned their roles in society, and men and women are assigned to each other. When children turn 12, they are assigned their roles in society. When Jonas turns 12, he is assigned the special role of Receiver of Memories. He goes to work with the Giver, who keeps the memories of the world as it used to exist. Together, Jonas and the Giver come up with a plan that will change their world forever.

Adapted by Eric Coble
From the Newberry-award-winning book by Lois Lowry

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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December 1, 2 , 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30pm • December 10 at 3pm

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

Written by Barbara Robinson

The Dixie Swim Club

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April 15 at 3pm

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.

Directed by Bradley Watts
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

The Dixie Swim Club

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Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.

Directed by Bradley Watts
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Sister Act

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May 13, 20  at 3pm

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Directed by Pat Williams
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard