By: Joan Leotta for The Arts Grand Strand
Need some laughter in your life? Want to enjoy live theater in an intimate setting without breaking the budget? If these two questions saw you nod in the affirmative, then, be sure to try Stage Left in the Market Common.
Garret McCann,.Assistant Artistic Director, husband of Artistic Director Amber McCann.
“ Stage Left was founded in 2009. For the first years, we focused mostly on acting classes with quarterly showcases. Then we partnered with the Cooper House Event Center where we did monthly shows. In 2013, we moved to our current home in the Market Common.” The location offers plenty of parking and makes it easy to pair your theater experience with a before or after supper.
Its highly likely that you will find something on their playbill that appeals. McCann says,
“After five years in the Market Common, we feel that we understand our audience and know what they want. We read lots and lots of plays. At the front of our mind is a constant balance between what are audience will love and what is artistically fulfilling for our creators. “
Residents and visitors are discovering this intimate entertainment (only 53 seats) enclave at a rapid rate so call as soon as you can to reserve tickets when you see a show that piques your interest. You can call the box office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 843-232-0339 or visit http://www.stagelefttheatremb.com anytime. Tickets are $21. There are student and military discounts of $18. Guests can call the box office for groups of 10 or more for a group discount.
A special summer production before the 2018-19 season begins in October offers: Love Letters by AR Gurney, one of the most popular plays in American Theatre, is coming back to the Stage Left venue with six, only SIX performances in August. It’s an old -fashioned romance—handwritten letters are the romantic conduit. Love Letters is a unique and imaginative piece that explores the many forms of love shared by childhood friends who remain pen pals for over 50 years. In spite of living in separate worlds, they share every aspect of their lives with one another in a show that is sure to please.
August 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th
August 12th and 19th at 3:00:
Stay tuned for our word on the new season!
—Joan Leotta for TheArtsGrandStrand.org