Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Introduces Season 32!
Welcome to an Incredible New Season!
We are looking forward to the day when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we can all breathe a little easier. In the meantime, we are working hard to make sure that you will still have a place to see the best local, professional, exceptional theatre in Charlotte. We are preparing to adjust to whatever "new normal" comes our way and we can't wait to share Season 32 with you. Check it out below and then grab your Early Bird Flex Pass before pricing goes up May 31st!
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
July 1 - Aug 1, 2020
Love. Loss. Lust. Lies. Genderqueer rocker Hedwig sets the record straight to a pulsing rock score as she shares her quest for love, her other half, and, ultimately, her identity. After a botched sex change operation, a failed marriage, and a lost love, Hedwig remembers the words of her East German mother, “To be free, one must give up a little part of oneself.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an inspiration to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
by Leila Buck
Aug 27 - Sep 19, 2020
In this satirical immersive comedy, you are invited into the live studio audience of American Dreams, where YOU, the audience member, will decide the fate of three international contestants vying for citizenship in the land of the free and the home of the depraved. With active audience engagement and relevant questions about immigration, this playful participatory performance invites us to explore what we choose to believe and how those choices shape who we are as people, communities, and nations. Raise your voice, use your vote, and decide their fate. Do they have what it takes to be a true American?
GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ
by Diana Burbano
Oct 15 - Nov 7, 2020
A heartbreaking dark comedy following 3 siblings as they return to their parents’ birth country to bury a grandfather… who no one will mourn. A universal story about family secrets, told through a Latinx lens, and a story about that unique immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in any country that can claim you.
To Be Announced
Dec 1 - 23, 2020
Uproarious! Amazing! Brilliant! Phenomenal! These are all words. And you can bet that whatever show we do for the Holidays, it will have lots of them!
by Regina Taylor
Jan 28 - Feb 28, 2021
An African American woman knows that a hat is more than mere fashion. It’s an extension of tradition and a connection to your roots. As a young Black woman mourns the loss of her brother, an intergenerational community baptizes her into this tradition. These hats are our Crowns! With haunting spirituals, joyous hymns, and stories straight from the Carolinas, Crowns captures the peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps Sunday both holy and glamorous.
BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Mark St. Germain
April 4 - 24, 2021
Sex Therapist- Single Mother- Sniper! Most know Dr Ruth Westheimer as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kinder transport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America. Noted psychologist Dr. Ruth recalls finding her unique place in this world through humor, brilliance, and realizing that size doesn’t matter.
by Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard, & Markéta Irglová
May 27 - Jun 26, 2021
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, under scored by emotionally charged music. This achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all.