Tag Archives: Mark Landis

Classic American Play “Stage Door” | Nov. 17-20

Plucky. It’s a word you don’t hear much now. But in 1934 it might have been a perfect word to describe the determination and wit of the women in the play, “Stage Door.” Pulitzer prize-winning author Edna Ferber teamed up with George S. Kaufman in 1936 to write this classic American comedy. Presented by the College’s […]

CofC Theatre Parallels Tragic War Incidents From Different Times

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will stage “Ajax in Iraq,” directed by faculty member Mark Landis. Written by Ellen McLaughlin, the play’s central figure, “A.J.,” is a female member of a forward deployed U.S. Army unit in Iraq. A.J. has been in combat, has fought with valor, […]

Modern-Style Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“The course of true love never did run smooth,” so says one of the characters in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play is one of The Bard’s most often produced works, but the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston will set the play in a very modern […]

CofC Theatre Rocks the Stage With ‘The Who’s Tommy’

Born from the spiritual awakening of Pete Townshend and a joke about a comedy album, “The Who’s Tommy” was conceptualized as the first “rock opera.” The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Charleston School of the Arts is thrilled to present the popular production written by Townshend, who is principally recognized as […]

CofC Theatre Presents Depression-Era Comedy by Contemporary Playwright

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the quirky comedy “On the Bum, Or the Next Train Through,” by Neal Bell. It’s 1938 and America was never so rich with talented men and women of the theatre. Unfortunately, America was also never so poor—literally. Just as […]

HUSH! Theatre for the Whole Family

A WILD IMAGINATION INFUSES PUBLIC FASCINATION IN COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON THEATRE PRODUCTION ‘HUSH: AN INTERVIEW WITH AMERICA’ The Department of Theatre in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present James Still’s “Hush: An Interview With America.” This warm and imaginative comedy is for family audiences, especially for children ages seven to twelve. […]

“The Beggar’s Opera” Is Not an Opera

The Department of Theatre will present Vaclav Havel’s satire The Beggar’s Opera, November 11 – 16.  The former Czech Republic President and political dissident Vaclav Havel borrowed some characters and plot elements from John Gay’s 1728 ballad opera to create his own tale of a culture where no one could be trusted.  It is a […]