August theatre picks: The Book of Liz to Motown the Musical

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“The word theatre… means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.” – Stella Adler

The place you come to see live theatre in Charlotte is changing. Theatre is popping-up everywhere! That is evident in the Donna Scott Productions/Historic South End produced ‘The Book of Liz’ play that is popping up at the Charlotte Art League August 6-22.

Donna Scott told us that ‘The Book of Liz’ is a cheese ball comedy from the minds of David and Amy Sedaris, that follows the journey of Sister Elizabeth Donderstock from her sheltered life in the Squeamish/Amish community to the real world. On her way she meets colorful characters, encounters absurd situations, and ultimately figures out what she’s really made of.

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Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to see this show!

Agenda Picks:

  • ‘The Book of Liz’ by Donna Scott Productions / Historic South End at Charlotte Art League. A cheese ball comedy about finding out what you are really made of in life. August 6-22. Tickets $22. Go
  • ‘4000 Miles’ by Three Bone Theatre at Upstage. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way through today’s world. August 7-16. Tickets $16-18. This is a regional premier! Go

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Charlotte Metro:

  • ‘Catfish Moon’ by Appalachian Creative Theatre at Upstage. Now- August 2. Tickets $12-15 Go *Note: The author of this article, Collin Beck, is in ‘Catfish Moon’*
  • ‘Rock of Ages’ at Actors Theatre of Charlotte. Now -August 15. Tickets $17.50 – $35.00. Go

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  • ‘Blood Ties’ by The Legacy Theatre Production Company at Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. August 21-22. Tickets $15.00 Go
  • ‘Motown the Musical’ at Belk Theatre. August 25-September 6. Tickets $20-129.50. Go
  • ‘August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean’ by Evening Star Productions Inc. at Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. August 28- September 5. Tickets $15-20 Go

For the Kids!

(Infant – 3 y/o) Start attending theatre early in life!

  • PlayPlay! It’s a unique way to introduce theatre to kids at a very early age. Their Facebook page says: ‘Instead of a curtain call, all of our shows end with playtime during which our very young audience interacts with all elements of the performance.’ Tickets: $10. Go

A little bit North:

  • ‘Almost Maine’ (Part of the Teen Summer Stock) at Davidson Community Players. July 31- August 1. Tickets $6. Go
  • ‘Barrymore’ at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center. August 6-15. Tickets $15-20. Go
  • ‘Grease’ (Part of the Teen Summer Stock) at Davidson Community Players. August 14-16. Tickets $8-10. Go

A little bit South:

August is a bit of a slow month for theatre in Charlotte – that just means you can actually see ALL the shows happening! Go support live theatre!

Did you see a play recently? Tweet me your thoughts!

Some photos via Weldon Weaver Photography.

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Collin Beck
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Writer, actor, and theatre enthusiast who also happens to work in the alcohol industry.