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CofC Stages: 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season

This season features six exciting productions that each feature themes of Constructing Identity—how we find ourselves as individuals and as a community. Our diverse production season offers plays, dance, and musical theatre — featuring guest artists, faculty members, alumni, and invited collaborators.



The College's George Street Box Office (GSBO) has streamlined our season subscriptions and ticketing. The website makes it easier than before to secure tickets, select preferred seating, explore flex ticketing and more. GSBO staff is available (Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm) to help you navigate the system or answer questions about events by phone 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.


Single ticket pricing:

  • Full Price — $20
  • Seniors (60+), military/veteran, youth (under 18) — $15
  • College of Charleston students, faculty/staff — $12


Season subscriptions to our six productions save you money while offering flex-ticketing, easy ticket exchanges, preferred seating and personalized box office service:

  • Full Price — $120
  • Seniors (60+), military/veteran, youth (under 18) — $90
  • College of Charleston students, faculty/staff — $66
  • College of Charleston student flex pack (3 tickets for $30 to any 3 productions during current semester)

Single tickets and season subcriptions are on sale now! Click here to buy tickets online.

Email the box office or call (843) 953-4726 for more information.



Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
October 5-13, 2022

Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime, discovering love and the true meaning of beauty along the way. Recommended for all ages.

Update: Performances of Violet from September 29th through October 2nd were postponed because of Hurricane Ian. Violet will now open Wednesday, October 5th and performances will continue as previously scheduled through Saturday, October 8th. Four new performance dates have been added: Monday, October 10th, Tuesday, October 11th, Wednesday, October 12th, and Thursday, October 13th. Please contact the box office at (843) 953-4726 or if you need assistance transferring or purchasing tickets. 

October 5th-7th at 7:30pm
October 8th at 2pm and 7:30pm

New performance dates have been added:
October 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7:30pm

Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. 29401, map, parking



Shifting Perspectives
A faculty-choreographed dance concert
October 15-16, 2022

Noted author Dr. Wayne Dyer once stated “change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” Featuring dances choreographed by faculty and guest artists, Shifting Perspectives challenges the creative team and audience members to view these works through a new context or outlook and uncover their true importance. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday October 15th at 7:30pm
Sunday October 16th at 2pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking



Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

November 18-20, 2022

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. Recommended for all ages.

November 18th and 19th at 7:30pm
November 20th at 2:00pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking



Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare

February 22-March 2, 2023

Best friends Valentine and Proteus embark on different paths in life only to run into each other again when they both fall in love in Milan. Shakespeare’s investigation of friendship, love, faithfulness, and fickleness, Two Gentlemen of Verona takes us on a journey across Northern Italy, asking us, with wit, humor, and poignancy, to question the forces that bind us together and tear us apart. Recommended for all ages.

February 22nd-24th at 7:30pm
February 25th at 2pm and 7:30pm
February 26th at 2pm
February 28th-March 2nd at 7:30pm

Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. 29401, map, parking



Becoming We
A student-choreographed dance concert

As we travel through life, we find ourselves in new relationships and new communities that challenge our sense of self. Student choreographers explore the theme of ‘me’ becoming ‘we’ in this concert of contemporary works. Recommended for all ages.

March 25 at 7:30pm
March 26 at 2:00pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking



Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet
by Tarell Alvin McCraney

April 14-16, 2023

Marcus is sixteen and "sweet." Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays by Academy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight). Recommended for audience members age 12+.

April 14 and 15 at 7:30pm

April 16 at 2pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking

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