Celebrate 10 seasons of original, dynamic, edgy theatre with Lee Street this season! Season 10 focuses on family values and social issues while maintaining the quality and heartfelt connections we've cultivated these previous seasons. We have loads of laughs and pertinent drama planned for you. Lee Street theatre offers a variety of experiences. Experience something extraordinary. Experience the feeling. Experience Lee Street theatre.
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All shows are General Admission Seating. All evening performances start at 7:30. Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to showtime, theater doors open 30 min prior to showtime.
Dixie Swim Club
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten
Directed by Kindra Steenerson
August 24 – September 2, 2017
Five unforgettable women, free from husbands, kids and jobs, meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives over a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Performances run August 24-26 & August 31-September 2 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15+tax and will be available now online at www.leestreet.org or via phone 704-310-5507.
Mothers & Sons
by Terrance McNally
Directed by Andy Rassler
September 28 – October 7, 2017
At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
Performances are September 28-30 & October 5-7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15+tax and will be available in August at www.leestreet.org or via phone 704-310-5507.
next to normal
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck
Presented with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department
November 2 – November 11, 2017
A rock musical that explores how one urban couple copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards in 2009 and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal takes the audience into the hearts and minds of each character with love and sympathy and heart.
Performances run November 2-4 & 9-11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20+tax and will be available on October 2 at www.leestreet.orgor via phone 704-310-5507.
doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Stanley
Directed by Claudia Galup
produced by St. Thomas Players
January 18 - January 28, 2018
This drama explores the inextricable bond between faith and doubt when a steely nun accuses a beloved priest of inappropriate behavior with a child in her school. This riveting play, which was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, won every drama award imaginable in 2005, including the Pulitzer and the Tony.
Performances will run January 18, 2018 through January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance January 21, 2018 at 2:30pm. Tickets will be available December 18 online at www.leestreet.orgor by phone 704.310.5507.
The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno
Directed by Peyton Glendinning
February 22 - March 3, 2018
Visit "The Realistic Joneses" and meet Bob and Jennifer. Their new neighbors, John and Pony, have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably entwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
Performances run February 22, 2018 through March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available January 22, 2018.
running on fire
a new original play premiere
by Aurin Squire
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck
April 19 - April 28, 2018
A young college student is out for a jog when he is implicated in a crime spree. After his property is confiscated by an officer, his attempt to seek justice sets off a chain reaction of events that ripple across the college, surrounding town, and amongst a community seething with tension. What is real and what is not get called into question in this timely play that asks 'who are we to ourselves and each other?'
Performances run April 19, 2018 through April 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available March 18, 2018.
souvenir: A fantasia on the life of florence foster jenkins
by Stephen Temperley
Directed by David Pulliam
June 14-16 & June 21-23 at 7:30pm
June 17 at 2:30pm
"Souvenir" asks the question, "Do you have to have talent to be called an artist?" Based on the true story of a tone-deaf socialite and her long-suffering accompanist, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a love song to the perseverance of the human spirit. Starring Mary Ann McCubbin as Florence Foster Jenkins and Steve Stringer as Cosmé McMoon. This story was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep in 2016.
Performances run June 14, 2018 through June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance June 17, 2018 at 2:30pm.
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck
July 19 - July 28, 2018
The World's Longest Running Musical Closes Our 10th Anniversary Season
The Fantasticks tells the age-old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. Although, this love story is far from the classic happily ever afters of your youth. This truly unconventional modern epic follows young lovers, Luisa and Matt, and their arduous journey into adulthood and disillusionment. This timeless musical offers comfort in faces of conflict, hate, and brutality. The Fantasticks reminds us all that despite the darkness we face, love is the universal answer.
Starring: Mark Stephenson, Morgan Warren, Jacob Hammill, Debbie Hubbard, Chris Eller, Sabrina Kershaw, Tim Campbell, and Dan Mikkelson
Performances run July 19, 2018 through July 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available June 19, 2018.
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This April, Aurin Squire, Artist-In-Residence at Lee Street theatre, will be will be the subject of "Inside the Playwright's Studio." He will also be teaching a Playwriting Masterclass at Catawba College. The class will focus on using personal memory and mythology to create new, fascinating works.
Squire is a screenwriter for the NBC television show 'This Is Us' which has won numerous awards such as the Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actor's Guild, and Critic's Choice. Aurin Squire is the playwright of Lee Street theatre's upcoming production "Running On Fire" which chronicles the journey a young black college student must navigate in his pursuit of social justice. "In 2016, Squire won the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights. In 2017, he was nominated for a WGA Award and Black Reel TV award for his writing on THIS IS US. In theatre, he won the Emerald Prize from Seattle Public Theatre for new works in American theatre."
In collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts, Lee Street theatre will host these educational programs free of charge. Open to the public, we invite you to learn as much as you can from Aurin Squire.