Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

‘Entertaining and perceptive political thriller’ comes to Trustus Main Stage

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Trustus Theatre continues their 35th Anniversary Season and their ‘In the Round’ series with the production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. This rock musical follows America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson, from his early childhood days through to his time in the White House, and brings a satirical, hilarious take on history to the stage. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will open up on Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage on Friday, March 13, and will run through Saturday, April 4, 2020. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an unexpected rock musical that follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier of the Waxhaws to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued displacement of Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers—and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of a killer band and an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. Jackson was the original swamp-drainer, the first cabinet-cleaner, the guy who put his family and friends into positions of power after he cleaned those cabinets—and, he was the first president that was going to “Make America Great Again” since the Revolution. All of the ups and downs of Populism are on display in this immersive musical experience in the round.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2010 Drama Desk Award Winner and 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner, was written by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friendman. It will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Chad Henderson. Musical direction will be provided by Chris Cockrell with choreography by Grayson Anthony.

“Andrew Jackson portrayed as a rock star? Though he’s a president with a history that’s storied in contradictions, he certainly got away with many things that presidents before him could not,” said Henderson. “After all, Jackson’s inaugural reception at the White House was basically a raging kegger, so the rock star metaphor works all too well. One shouldn’t expect a history lesson with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Instead, they should expect to watch the story of a man who came from nothing and became a powerful leader. There will be plenty of laughter along the way, which may surprise some folks. In the end, we get to examine the country in the early 1800s and compare it to contemporary America. We may be surprised by what has changed, and what has not.”

The musical features Trustus Company Members Katie Leitner, Josh Kern, Michael Hazin, Kayla Machado, Jonathan Monk, and Abigail McNeely, and guest actors Rachael Mitchum, Beck Chandler, Gaby Walker, Daniel Machado, Mark Ziegler, Jon Whit McClinton, Abigail Smith, David-Neil Edwards, and Ayden Cobb.

Michael Hazin will be bringing the main character, Andrew Jackson, to life Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

“This is the first time that I’ve ever had to play a real person, regardless of what a heightened version we are portraying of him in this production,” said Hazin. “It’s very interesting to try and capture something about Andrew Jackson that represents him in a way that’s true of his thoughts and beliefs without having to present a completely true to life impersonation of him, and I think we accomplish that. He was said to be a man who would get so angry that he would choke on his own rage. So, we have tried to tap into that rage and I especially enjoy the different levels and colors of anger that we get to play with in this production. This show came out ten years ago, and it’s honestly more relevant now than it was when it premiered. No matter what particular political side one may fall on, the show really takes to task how crazy and ugly a political system can be, and what that does to the people that live within the system. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson does it a very funny and very biting way.”

Playing the part of Martin Van Buren will be Jonathon Monk.

“This cast is hilarious, hardworking, talented, and supportive,” said Monk, who will be playing the character of Martin Van Buren. “Rehearsals with Chad and this group give me a feeling like we are showing up to a playground, getting in the sandbox together, and having grand adventures. I love that Martin Van Buren is this larger than life comedic character, and I enjoy the challenge of making that relatable to an audience. The show has some silly moments as well as dark moments, it has relatable characters in extraordinary circumstances, and it has some truly unexpected moments. It reflects the best and the worst aspects of America’s history—the promise of hope America offers and the ways in which that offer can be twisted into something ugly. No matter where you stand politically, this show asks great questions and lets the audience weigh their own opinions against the choices of the characters. I hope the audience enjoys the way the story unfolds and the fantastic rock score.”

Kayla Machado will portray Rachel Jackson, Andrew Jackson’s wife, in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

“Oh man, playing Rachel is so fun,” said Kayla Machado. “Playing with the silliness of the dialogue with Michael while also getting to bring grounding and emotion to a character who also deserves to have her story told is so satisfying. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is one of those shows that can serve as a nice break from reality while also resonating with today’s current political landscape. Is it a fun, boisterous, irreverent punk rock romp that will make you laugh and potentially head bang? Yes. Does it take a multifaceted look at a controversial president responsible for both the establishment of the Democratic Party and the Trail of Tears who’s been equally admired and reviled throughout history? Also, yes.”

Trustus Theatre has brought a new look to the first three plays of 2020 and they have converted the Thigpen Main Stage into a round orientation. A Streetcar Named Desire was the first one to be presented in this arena-style staging, which allows for audiences to converge on the play from all sides. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will be presented in the same ‘in the round’ format. Audiences will be immersed in these stories and will be able to more deeply connect with the performers with this new level of intimacy for the Main Stage.

“As an actor, I love the freedom of being ‘in the round,’” said Kayla Machado. “You know your back is always going to be to someone, so the concept of cheating goes out the window. You keep in mind that you want to give every side of the audience equal love, and a lot of that is figured out in the blocking. Audiences needn’t worry: there’s no ‘bad side’ to sit on, but I love the idea that people may choose to come see the show a second time purely to experience it from a whole new vantage point.”

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will run from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, April 4, 2020, and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, March 13, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, March 14, at 8pm; Thursday, March 19, at 8pm; Friday, March 20, at 8pm; Saturday, March 21, at 8pm; Sunday, March 22, at 3pm; Thursday, March 26, at 8pm; Friday, March 27, at 8pm; Saturday, March 28, at 8pm; Sunday, March 29, at 3pm; Thursday, April 2, at 8pm; Friday, April 3, at 8pm; and Saturday, April 4, at 8pm.


Trustus Theatre Announces Producing Artistic Director

Trustus Theatre Board of Directors names Chad Henderson Producing Artistic Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Trustus Theatre Board of Directors voted to end the organization’s search for a Managing Director that began in September 2019, and named current Artistic Director Chad Henderson as the Producing Artistic Director. Henderson will now serve the organization in an Executive capacity to lead artists, staff, board and the community in realizing Trustus Theatre’s mission.

Chad Henderson is a native of Spartanburg, SC, and began working at Trustus Theatre in 2007 as the Marketing Director after graduating from the University of South Carolina. After an eight-year career as a professional director, he became Trustus Theatre’s third Artistic Director at the start of the theatre’s 31st Season in 2015. This is Henderson’s fifth season as the Artistic leader of the organization, and the SC Theatre Association recognized him with the 2019 Founders Award last season in recognition for his contributions to SC theatre the previous year.

Sumner Bender, President of Trustus Theatre’s Board of Directors, is confident in the board’s decision to make Henderson the Producing Artistic Director. “Over the past several years, Trustus Theatre has been in a structural transition,” said Bender. “One of the only constants during that change has been Chad Henderson. The Board of Directors worked diligently over the past year to assess and evaluate the responsibilities and duties for an organizational leader. Many of those duties were already being performed by Mr. Henderson. A theatre organization is mutable, just like many smaller arts organizations, and it must be able to recognize when that change is needed. Therefore, when hiring an organizational leader, you can only hope for one that understands the mission, is a champion for the vision, and willing to work hard to maintain that integrity. We’re lucky that Mr. Henderson possesses all of those qualities and will continue to serve as a leader for Trustus Theatre.”

Henderson is honored by the opportunity to serve Trustus in this new capacity. “Trustus has been my artistic home for over fifteen years,” said Henderson. “Being given the chance to lead the organization in this capacity is humbling, and it is also energizing. I can’t quantify what this theatre has given me since its Co-Founders Jim and Kay Thigpen hired me right out of college, but I constantly endeavor to give back in whatever way I can. While our strategies may transform on occasion, the organization continues to be a vital cultural institution in South Carolina. My hope is that my service to the organization can position it for continued success in the next 35 years by celebrating artistry, community, and the power of storytelling.”

The theatre intends to hire an Administrative Assistant of Production in the coming months to assist in the management of productions, contribution programs, and communications.

Trustus Theatre is currently in its 35th Season as the Midlands’s contemporary professional theatre. Founded in 1985 by Kay and Jim Thigpen, Trustus Theatre boasts two performing venues with the Thigpen Main Stage seating 132 and the Trustus Side Door Theatre seating 50. The theatre and the Trustus Company endeavor to enrich the lives and deepen the experiences of their artists and patrons by producing works that examine humanity in the 21st Century. The theatre’s goal is to select challenging scripts that will start and nurture dialogues that promote discussion within the community with productions that are brought to life through dynamic storytelling and inventive designs.


We Are Proud To Present


Trustus Theatre welcomes the revival of Coker College’s stirring production of We Are Proud to Present […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In preparation for presenting the 2019 Pulitzer Winner Fairview, Trustus Theatre is partnering with Coker College to revive their stirring production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915—an earlier work by Fairview playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. This limited run production will be presented by Coker College and will be on Trustus Theatre’s Side Door Theatre stage January 16-18, 2020. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present […] takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions, and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.

We Are Proud to Present […], written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, will be directed by Coker College’s Assistant Professor of Theatre, Andrew Schwartz. The play will be presented by Coker College and will include five actors making their debut at Trustus Theatre: Kamian McClain, Matt Hicks, Isaiah Washington, Amber Coulter, and Chevez Smith. Tristan Pack returns to the Side Door after appearing in the critically acclaimed production of HIR in Season 33. All six are current Coker College students who are either majoring or minoring in theatre and have performed the play before at Coker College.

“Jackie Sibblies Drury, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama last year for Fairview, is one of the most exciting new playwrights to emerge in the last 20 years,” said Schwartz. “Her plays are fearless, bold, and they ask really difficult questions about race, but they also have a wonderful humility and We Are Proud to Present […] in particular is really funny. I promise, this show is not a history lesson. This ensemble is super talented and they work beautifully together. I guarantee that it will be an evening of theatre that will stick with you long after the show is over. It is unlike any play you have ever seen before.

“There are a lot of powerful and uncomfortable ideas that are touched on in the production that I think will resonate differently for different people. The play asks really difficult questions and like most great plays, it doesn’t provide answers. But some of the questions she asks in the play include: who has the right to tell who’s story? What is the role of theatre in addressing historical atrocities? How do you overcome personal bias when devising a universal message? The full title of the play feels overwhelming and probably intimidating, but audiences shouldn’t be afraid. It is the opposite of stuffy and these young actors will inspire and give you a show that you will never forget.”

Trustus Theatre Artistic Director, Chad Henderson, is excited to collaborate with Coker College to bring this production to the Side Door Theatre this January.

“Jackie Sibblies Drury is one of America’s most important contemporary playwrights,” said Henderson. “Her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fairview, is coming to Trustus Theatre’s main stage in April. We wanted to offer Columbia audiences a primer of her thoughtful, poignant, and inventive work. Hosting Coker College’s revival production of We Are Proud to Present […] is a great opportunity for Trustus to introduce Drury’s cannon to Columbia, and to introduce audiences to an excellent troupe of young performers.”

We Are Proud to Present […] will run from Thursday, January 16 through Saturday, January 18, 2020 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Thursday, January 16, at 8pm. The performances following are on Friday, January 17, at 8pm and Saturday, January 18, at 2pm and 8pm.

Marjorie Prime


Pulitzer Prize Finalist Marjorie Prime comes to Trustus Theatre this November

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In an age where everyday tasks are assisted or completed by technology, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Marjorie Prime, makes us question what technology can—and what it cannot—replace in our lives. Marjorie Prime will open up in the Side Door Theatre on Friday, November 8, and will run through Saturday, November 16, 2019. This limited run will have 8 performances across 9 days including a matinee performance on Saturday, November 16. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732. Marjorie Prime is sponsored by AARP.

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Living with her daughter and her daughter’s husband, Marjorie navigates new terrain in this bold new world of technology—providing audiences a singular exploration of the mysteries of human identity and the limits—if any—of what technology can replace.

Marjorie Prime, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, was written by playwright Jordan Harrison and will be directed by Trustus Company Emeritus member, Elena Martínez-Vidal.

“Memory fascinates me,” Martínez-Vidal said. “How memory works. How we remember. How can two people experience the same thing and yet both tell a different story later? And as we age, what happens to our memories? How we see ourselves depends on memories to construct the future. Marjorie Prime was just fascinating to me when I first read it, and it only gets more captivating as we rehearse. Older audience members may see reflections of what they have gone through with their parents or what they are going through now. For younger audience members, I hope they will reflect on the future: theirs and their parents or loved ones. I hope they will be entertained as well as stimulated to have conversations around quite a few topics.”

 The play will feature Trustus Company Members Becky Hunter (Tess) and Clint Poston (Walter). Guest Artists Len Marini (Marjorie) and Glenn Rawls (Jon) will be rounding out the powerhouse cast starring in Marjorie Prime.

“As a director, all of these actors are new to me,” Martínez-Vidal said. “As an actor, I have worked with Becky Hunter quite a bit both at Trustus Theatre and at Workshop Theatre. I have also worked with Len Marini in the past at Workshop Theatre. In regards to Glenn Rawls or Clint Poston, but I have seen their work and I am very happy to be working with them. I am so impressed with all four. We have immersed ourselves in this script. We have been reading through it and asking questions, trying to find answers. The script is rich and mining it has been a joy! We’ve been digging into aging, memory, caretakers, depression, and in general asking questions about what it means to be human and researching information about artificial intelligence. I am very thrilled to bring this show to life and I hope people come to see it because it explores some powerful themes in an entertaining way.”

Trustus Company Member Clint Poston, most recently featured in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Trustus Theatre’s Season 34, will be working with Martínez-Vidal for the first time as he brings the role of Walter to life.

“I always jump at the chance to participate in a Trustus play that is thought-provoking, challenging, topical, and fun,” Poston said. “This play is all of those things. And plus, I just really loved the script. My character is… different than the others. I suppose his biggest challenge is not having access to all the information that the others do, yet. This play is heartfelt, familial, and surprising, and I hope it teaches the timeless lesson of appreciating those in your life while they are with you. You never know when they will become a memory. And unfortunately, our memories can change, diminish, or become unreal altogether as time passes.”

Marjorie Prime will run from Friday, November 8 through Saturday, November 16, 2019 and tickets are on sale now.Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, November 8, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, November 9, at 8pm; Sunday, November 10, at 3pm; Wednesday, November 13, at 8pm; Thursday, November 14, at 8pm; Friday, November 15, at 8pm; and Saturday, November 16, at 2pm and 8pm.

This Side Door Theatre production is sponsored by AARP.



Company opens the 35th Anniversary Season on September 27.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Trustus Theatre opens their 35th Anniversary Season with the 1971 Tony Award-Winning musical, Company. Originally set in the ‘70s, this production has been reimagined to a modern landscape where swiping right, liking, and sharing are all part of starting a relationship and will leave us pondering how true human connections begin these days. Company will open up on The Thigpen Main Stage on Friday September 27, and will run through Saturday, October 26, 2019. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for five packed weekends. Tickets may be purchased here or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics, and Best Book. In celebration of Trustus Theatre’s 35th Anniversary, this classic musical returns to the Thigpen Main Stage following a lauded production in 1997 that was directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley. This story follows confirmed bachelor, Bobby, who contemplates his unmarried state on the night of his 35th birthday. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends— “those good and crazy people, [his] married friends”—explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Bobby is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

The book for Company was written by George Furth and the music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim, who is considered one of the greatest American musical theatre writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Returning to our stage to direct the 2019 production of Company will be Trustus Company Member Dewey Scott-Wiley who directed Trustus Theatre’s original production in 1997. The Music Director from the 1997 production, Tom Beard, will also be returning this season to provide musical direction. Choreography will be provided by Terrance Henderson, the 2016 winner of the Steve Morrison Visionary Award.

“It’s a lovely coincidence that Trustus is turning 35, and Bobby, the main character in Company, is celebrating his 35th birthday,” said Artistic Director Chad Henderson. “This show is almost 50 years old now, and it continues to resonate and remain relevant. We wanted to bring something from the classic canon to our main stage to open Season 35, and Company seemed like a great fit. This show exhibits powerful universality because it explores relationships, marriage, being single, and being self-aware when those around you are trying to steer your decisions.”

The musical will feature Trustus Company Members Walter Graham, Katrina Blanding, Christopher Cockrell, Robin Gottlieb, Kevin Bush, and Brittany Hammock with guest artists Jocelyn Brannon, Craig Allen, Charlie Goodrich, Sheldon Paschal, Stann Gwynn, Hilary Scales-Lewis, Gaby Walker, and Rachael Mitchum.

“The ensemble and production team that’s working on this production is truly exciting,” said Henderson. “Sondheim’s work is often considered some of the most difficult work in musical theatre, and this cast is stacked with well-known performers and musicians. Not to mention, the creative team of Dewey Scott-Wiley, Tom Beard, and Terrance Henderson will bring a modernity to this piece that will amplify its relevance for a 21st Century audience. This will be a special moment for Columbia theatre, and certainly for Trustus.”

Company will run from Friday, September 27 through Saturday, October 26, 2019 and the tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, September 27, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, September 28, at 8pm; Sunday, September 29, at 3pm; Thursday, October 3, at 8pm; Friday, October 4, at 8pm; Saturday, October 5, at 8pm; Sunday, October 6, at 3pm; Thursday, October 10, at 8pm; Friday, October 11, at 8pm; Saturday, October 12, at 8pm; Sunday, October 13, at 3pm; Thursday, October 17, at 8pm; Friday, October 18, at 8pm; Saturday, October 19, at 8pm; Sunday, October 20, at 3pm; Thursday, October 24, at 8pm; Friday, October 25, at 8pm; and Saturday, October 26, at 8pm.

Company is supported by our sponsor, W Realty.

The piano for the production has been provided by Rice Music House.


In its 35th Anniversary Season, Trustus Theatre will take a look back at some classic Trustus Theatre productions. They’re bringing patrons some of the best in contemporary, theatre we’ll look at the bright possible future of the human experience with plays that teach us to listen, learn, and relate. Trustus Theatre will also provide our audiences exciting new experiences by reconfiguring our Main Stage into a round for three consecutive shows, as well as commissioning two world premiere plays based on true Columbia stories that will be presented in repertory during our Trustus Playwrights’ Festival. Tickets and Season 35 Flex Passes may be purchased at or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Trustus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Chad Henderson, says, “For Trustus’ 35th Anniversary Season we wanted to continue honoring our mission of providing Columbia with shows that speak to the conversations we’re having in our community, while also producing some productions with high name-recognition that will bring many patrons to the theatre for the first time. We’ve got classics, we’ve got the most current Pulitzer winner, we’ve got world premieres, we’ve got a punk-rock Andrew Jackson, and we’ve got a summer musical so hot that we’re not contractually allowed to announce it until the Fall (but we’ll give you a hint: Mr. Fahrenheit). This season will be a great way to celebrate 35 years of provocative Trustus programming, while bringing many new stories, ideas, and visions to our stage. Folks will want to grab a Season 35 Flex Pass immediately so they can join us all year at a savings!”

Season 35 begins with Company, the 1971 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, that will run Friday, September 27through Saturday, October 25, 2019. Remaining Season 35 productions include Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberleyfrom December 6 to 21, 2019; A Streetcar Named Desire, the 1948 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, from February 7 to 22, 2020; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonfrom March 13 to April 4, 2020; Fairview, the 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama and the 2018-2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, from April 24 to May 8, 2020; Composure, a world premiere written by Trustus Company Member Jason Stokes, from August 13 to 29, 2020; and House Calls, The Strange Tale of Dr. Gale, a second world premiere production; from August 20 to August 29, 2020.

For the first three shows of 2020, Trustus Theatre is turning their Main Stage into a round orientation. Audiences will converge on these plays from all sides bringing a new level of intimacy to the Thigpen Main Stage. This format will allow for audiences to be immersed in these stories and will in turn connect performers more deeply with the audience.

Trustus Theatre continues their history of bringing award-winning productions to Columbia for audiences to experience. Their 35thSeason includes a Tony Award Winner for Best Musical (Company) and not one, but two Pulitzer Prize Winners for Drama (A Streetcar Named Desireand Fairview). Trustus Theatre’s revival of Companywill be reimagined to set this story in a modern landscape where swiping right, liking, and sharing are all part of starting a relationship, and will leave you pondering how true human connections begin in this generation.

In August, the Trustus Playwrights Festival debuts two new works of art based on true Columbia stories. Columbia True Crime Repertory will feature Composureand House Calls. This year, the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival is commissioning two plays about true Columbia events that were scribed by local playwrights, Jason Stokes and Charlie Finesilver. Composure, by Stokes, tells the story of the murder of State Newspaper Founder Narcisco Gonzales at the hands of Lt. Governor Tillman, and the trial that followed. House Calls, The Strange Tale of Dr. Gale by Finesilver, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gayle – a successful psychiatrist turned burglar who stole over $500,000 worth of guns, antiques, rate coins, jewelry, and other loot from the residents of Forest Acres in the 1970’s. Both shows will be performed in repertory, with performances alternating nightly.

Flex Passes are available for purchase at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732. Trustus Theatre wants to put the power of ticketing right in the audience’s hands. With a Season 35 Flex Pass, you will receive 8 tickets that may be used flexibly over XX productions (8 on the Main Stage, XX in the Side Door Theatre.) This is the best opportunity to ensure prime seats and tickets for the season—Flex Pass holders also receive priority purchasing with a special ticketing window that opens up to them one week prior than ticket sales open to the general public. One Flex Pass is $220 for an adult and $160 for a student.

Tickets for Season 35 will be available for purchase at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732 one month prior to the opening day. For more information and updates on each upcoming production, visit the Trustus Theatre website or social media, or call 803-254-9732.


Trustus Theatre continues their 34thSeason, The Art of Adaptation, with the production of Heathers, The Musical,a musical that has been adapted from the 1988 cult-classic film, Heathers. This energetic musical arrives at Trustus Theatre just in time for the summer season, and will open up on Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage on Friday, June 28 and will run through Saturday, July 27, 2019. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for five packed weeks. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Based on the 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”)and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blond), Heathers, The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of the late 80s. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers, The Musicalwill be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

The book and lyrics for Heathers, The Musical were written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe and the musical is based on the film written by Daniel Waters. Heathers, The Musical will be directed by Trustus Company Member Dewey Scott-Wiley, will have music direction by Randy Moore, and will be choreographed by Grayson Anthony.

“It’s always a blast to bring a cult classic to life,” said Director Dewey Scott-Wiley. “This type of dark comedy plays so well at Trustus. It’s a beautifully dark and lethally funny musical comedy with an extremely energetic and talented cast. About half of the cast is new to Trustus, which is a great infusion of energy and excitement. The characters, storyline, and favorite lines are the same from the movie to the musical adaptation, which will be a delight for the movie fans. Anytime a movie is adapted into a musical, the creators make decisions about what parts of the story need to be spoken, and which need to be sung. The really heightened moments fromm the original are sung, which adds another layer. I think the fans of the movie will be delighted by the musical. I can’t think of a reason why anyone would want to miss this one! Top-notch performers telling a twisted and hilarious tale is a great way to beat the summer heat!”

Heathers, The Musical will run from Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 and the tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, June 28, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, June 29, at 8pm; Sunday, June 30, at 3pm; Friday, July 5, at 8pm; Saturday, July 6, at 8pm; Sunday, July 7, at 3pm; Thursday, July 11, at 8pm; Friday, July 12, at 8pm; Saturday, July 13, at 8pm; Sunday, July 14, at 3pm; Thursday, July 18, at 8pm, Friday, July 19, at 8pm; Saturday, July 20, at 8pm; Sunday, July 21, at 3pm; Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm; Thursday, July 25, at 8pm; Friday, July 26, at 8pm; and Saturday, July 27, at 8pm.


Trustus Theatre brings its second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat by Lynn Nottage, to its stage this season. Sweat, the second most produced play in the United States this season, brings to light the harsh realities of what it’s like to survive on minimum wage in one of the poorest cities in the country and the dissolution of the American dream. This play speaks to Columbia’s history—once a regional textile manufacturing center with six mills in operation and 3,400 millworkers—and to how easily the American dream can be lost when the country’s economy struggles. Sweat will open on the Trustus Theatre Main Stage on Friday, May 17 and will run through Saturday, June 1, 2019. It is directed by guest artist Erin Wilson—a Core Ensemble Member of PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Reading, Pennsylvania. A valley town of fiercely proud families who worked for generations in the plants and factories of a thriving county seat. Unions rule, well-paying jobs are coveted, and politics are personal. Having grown up side-by-side in Reading, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched, and Pulitzer-winning slice-of-life drama, Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis, leaving us to ask the question: how do we face change?

This play was written by two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It will be directed by Erin Wilson, a Core Ensemble Member of PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC and the daughter of Trustus Theatre Co-Founder and original Artistic Director Jim Thigpen. The play stars Patrick Dodds (Jason), Steve Harley (Stan), Christine Hellman (Jessie), Darion McCloud (Bruce), Samuel McWhite (Evan), Dewey Scott-Wiley (Tracy), Lonetta Thompson (Cynthia), Samuel Traquina (Oscar), and De’On Turner (Chris) will be making his Trustus Theatre debut.

“Sweat is a play that makes you feel things,” said director Erin Wilson. “It’s got a touch of mystery, and a quickly accelerating story that keeps you leaning forward in your seat. You simultaneously root for and against the characters, who are fascinating and infuriating and funny and painfully flawed. I really think Lynn Nottage created the perfect story in Sweat. And it’s the kind of story that Trustus has been telling since 1985. I’m proud to be a part of the storytelling. To collaborate with thoughtful, creative, hard-working, smart, funny people. And to make people feel things. That’s the goal.”

Sweat will run from Friday, May 17 through to Saturday, June 1, 2019 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, May 17, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, May 18, at 8pm; Sunday, May 19, at 3pm; Thursday, May 23, at 8pm; Friday, May 24, at 8pm; Saturday, May 25, at 8pm; Sunday, May 26, at 3pm; Thursday, May 30, at 8pm; Friday, May 31, at 8pm; and Saturday, June 1, at 8pm.

Trustus Theatre believes that ticket prices shouldn’t keep theatre-lovers from being able to experience great professional theatre. This is why they offer one I.P.W.I.C. (I Pay What I Can) matinee on the first Sunday of each non-musical run. For Sweat, the I.P.W.I.C. matinee is Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3pm. Based on availability, tickets can be purchased for a donation of $1 and they are available on a first come first served basis one hour prior to curtain at the box office window. Patrons wishing to guarantee seats are still able to reserve preferred seating for these performances at the regular matinee ticket price.


Trustus Theatre’s Season 34, The Art of Adaptation, continues this spring with their production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This American classic novel, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, will take audiences back to the Jazz Age and will incorporate local talent from Trustus Theatre actors, Columbia City Ballet dancers, and Cola Jazz musicians. It will be directed by Trustus Theatre Artistic Director Chad Henderson with an original score by Mark Rapp and choreography by Stephanie Wilkins. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby will open on Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage on Friday, April 5, 2019 and will run through Saturday, April 27, 2019. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Nick Carraway, a newcomer to Long Island, moves into a cottage next to the brilliant mansion of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby. After witnessing many late-night parties at his mysterious neighbor’s house, Nick is finally invited to attend one of these legendary all-night celebrations where decadence is in great supply. When Gatsby begins a passionate pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, Nick is drawn into their world of obsession, greed, and danger.

The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. It will be directed by Trustus Theatre Artistic Director Chad Henderson.

“Producing The Great Gatsby was admittedly a selfish decision as a director seeking to bring to life a piece of literature that he loved,” Henderson said. “I’m a big fan of early 20th Century literature, specifically Hemingway and Fitzgerald. I found myself talking to fellow theatre artists about the possibility of a The Great Gatsby production at Trustus, and the response was consistently wrapped in excitement at the idea. Then, I thought about the spectacle of The Great Gatsby. How do we bring something beyond what is expected for a large Trustus show? I knew we could find a fine ensemble of actors to play these classic roles, but I wanted to go further. That’s how SC Jazz Ambassador and trumpeter Mark Rapp, Cola Jazz, Choreographer Stephanie Wilkins, and The Columbia City Ballet came into the picture.”

Trustus Theatre’s production of The Great Gatsby will feature a score by Mark Rapp, live music from Cola Jazz, and dancers from Columbia City Jazz and the Columbia City Ballet.

“There are many challenges with a show like The Great Gatsby,” Henderson said. “First of all, this piece of literature has been read countless times and the films that were created were highly popular. Therefore, audiences will probably have had some experience with the piece at some point in their life. They’ll have expectations. Our goal is to meet those expectations and to hopefully create some new ways to experience the piece. There’s also a lot of moving parts that have to come together over the course of a very short tech week. Our live band and professional dancers will have little time to integrate with our cast of professional actors. In the end, what will be rewarding is the amount of collaboration that we’re bringing to this production. We’ve got three high profile organizations coming together to bring something special to Columbia audiences. This is going to be an exciting time at Trustus.”

Along with The Great Gatsby play, Trustus Theatre invites you to their The Great Gatsby House Party on Saturday, March 23, from 6-10pm at the Historic Seibels House (1601 Richland Street in Columbia, SC 29201). It will be an unforgettable evening under the stars, and your ticket will give you access to an open bar (beer, wine, specialty cocktail), scrumptious delights from Scott Hall Catering, and live dancing music from the Flat Out Strangers and the Station Seven Band in the garden. Inside the house, you’ll find DJ Preach Jacobs, portraits painted by Lucas Sams, raffles, a silent auction, and a chance to have a private meeting with Mr. Gatsby himself. Tickets are $75 each and are available for purchase by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at The party is sponsored by Steel Hands Brewing, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Ciroc VS, and Breakthru Beverage Group.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby will run from Friday, April 5 through to Saturday, April 27 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for the play and The Great Gatsby House Party can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, April 5, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, April 6, at 8pm; Sunday, April 7, at 3pm; Thursday, April 11, at 8pm; Friday, April 12, at 8pm; Saturday, April 13, at 8pm; Sunday, April 14, at 3pm; Thursday, April 18, at 8pm; Friday, April 19, at 8pm; Saturday, April 20, at 8pm; Wednesday, April 24, at 8pm; Thursday, April 25, at 8pm; Friday, April 26, at 8pm; and Saturday, April 27, at 8pm.

This production is sponsored by Intramed Plus.

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Audiences have been clamoring for it for nearly five and a half years, and Trustus Theatre is set to deliver a tasty theatrical treat this March: they’re bringing back 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche! This play made its Trustus Theatre debut in Season 28 and was such a hit that when it came back in Season 29, the entire run was sold out before opening night! It is a delightfully bawdy, slightly over-the-top, fun production will have you laughing from the first line through the final bows. 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will open in the Fellowship Hall at Reformation Lutheran Church on Friday, March 8, 2019 and will run through Sunday, March 17, 2019. This limited run will have eight performances including three afternoon matinees. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.

It’s 1956, and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. You’re not only invited, but you’re a member, too (and you’ve got a name tag to verify it.) Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?

“This show is a fan favorite, and we often have people requesting it,” Trustus Theatre Artistic Director Chad Henderson said. “So, we’re giving our audiences what they want. This season, we’re taking this show off-site because we wanted to give our audiences a new experience with this piece. We wanted to find a way to bring this show to a larger audience as well—our Side Door Theatre seats 50 patrons, and we wanted to be able to serve more audiences in a larger space. We’re lucky to be able to partner with Reformation Lutheran. This show takes place in a church basement, or bunker if you will, so we thought it’d be fun to perform the show in a church space. Pastor Bupp and his congregation have been very welcoming, so we’re excited to bring this show to more people at a site that mirrors the actual setting of the play.”

This play was written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood, and will be directed by Trustus Theatre Company member Robin Gottlieb. Gottlieb is back to direct this piece for the third time, having directed the original runs at Trustus Theatre in Season 28 and Season 29. Returning original cast members include Vicky Saye Henderson, Emily Meadows, Katie Mixon with Trustus Company members Krista Forster and Jennifer Hill joining the cast. Becky Hunter will be returning as Stage Manager for the play.

“Directing 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for the third time is a gift!” Gottlieb said. “I have always dreamed of producing this show in a church social hall, as that is where the show takes place. I think that the audience will have a very authentic experience in the Fellowship Hall at Reformation Lutheran—it adds an entirely new layer to this laugh-a-minute show. While I miss the original cast and our incredible chemistry, I am truly enjoying the new energy this cast is bringing to the show. Krista Forster is a new cast member but she’s professional and fearless, and she’ll bring the house down. Vicky Saye Henderson brings experience and consistency to her third time in this show. Katie Mixon is another extremely consistent, sincere, and professional actor… she even came in to town from Thailand to recreate her role. Talk about dedication! Jennifer Hill has so much energy and adds sexiness to her role; both men and women will have a crush on her. Emily Meadows brings an innocence and rawness that cannot be taught. She’s hysterical and her character is endearing. Having Becky Hunter as my Stage Manager for every incarnation has proven invaluable. Together, we are putting together a tight package of fun!”

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will run from Friday, March 8 through to Saturday, March 17 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, March 8, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, March 9, at 8pm; Sunday, March 10, at 3pm; Thursday, March 14, at 8pm; Friday, March 15, at 8pm; Saturday, March 16, at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, March 17 at 3pm.

All performances will be at Reformation Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall located at 1118 Union Street in Columbia, SC 29201. Parking is available outside of the Fellowship Hall.

Cost of Living

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama will have its South Carolina debut at Trustus Theatre this month, and through a partnership with Able South Carolina, will feature two actors with disabilities portraying two of the main characters in the play.It’s a play that anyone—with or without disability—can find themselves easily relating to. Cost of Livingwill open on our Side Door Theatre stage on Friday, February 22 and will run through Saturday, March 2, 2019. This limited run will have eight performances including two afternoon matinees. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.orgor by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

One of the most powerful shows of 2018 comes to the Trustus Side Door theatre. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess as a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies—with or without disability—meet each other.

This play was written by Martyna Majok and won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It will be directed by Trustus Theatre Emeritus Company Member Paul Kaufmann who is the current South Carolina Arts Commision Acting Fellow and whose Trustus Theatre directing credits include (ask Paul what he’s directed at Trustus). The play stars Bauer Westeren (John), Ellen Rodillo-Fowler (Jess), Eric Bultman (Eddie), and Kathy LalLima (Ani).

Cost of Living is presented in sponsorship with Able South Carolina, and features two actors with disabilities making their Trustus Theatre debut.

“We’re excited to be a small piece of this play that truly reaches outside the stereotypes of people with disabilities,” said Kimberly Tissot, Executive Director of Able South Carolina. “As a disability rights organization, our favorite part about Cost of Livingis that Martyna Majok made it a requirement to cast actors with disabilities to play the parts of the characters with disabilities to bring a level of authenticity.”

Able South Carolina is also providing a unique feature to Cost of Living—each performance will have sign language interpreters for any deaf audience members.

Cost of Livingwill run from Friday, February 22 through to Saturday, March 2, 2019 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, February 22, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, February 23, at 8pm; Sunday, February 24, at 3pm; Wednesday, February 27, at 8pm; Thursday, February 28, at 8pm; Friday, March 1, at 8pm; and Saturday, March 2, at 2pm and at 8pm.

Love is Love Cabaret

A unique Valentine’s Day celebration is coming to The Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake this year—Trustus Theatre’s beloved Love is Love Cabaret is back again this year! With a glass of wine in hand, audiences can enjoy the musical talents of Trustus Theatre as a handful of favorite Trustus Company Members gather around the piano to sing you songs all about love. It’s a great date night for you and your significant other, but it also makes for a wonderful night out with a group of friends. The Love is Love Cabaret will be at The Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake (1635 Main Street in Columbia, SC) on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8pm and on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Trustus Theatre is hitting the road this month, and taking their Valentine’s Day cabaret to Main Street to The Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake Wine Parlour. Upstairs in Lula Drake’s intimate, newly restored event space, audiences will cozy up by the piano and be enchanted by musical performances by a cast of Trustus Company Members including Kevin Bush, Katie Leitner, Michael Hazin, Brittany Hammock, Abigail McNeely, Jonathan Monk, and Mark Zeigler. This will be an evening with a wide array of musical styles who will be singing you songs about that “crazy little thing called love.” A cash bar with libations provided by Lula Drake will be available for audiences to enjoy.

Musical direction will be provided by Chris Cockrell. The tunes were selected by the performers themselves, so get ready for a beautifully curated evening of tunes with deep connections.

“This event just keeps getting better,” said Trustus Theatre Artistic Director Chad Henderson. “We’re so excited to bring this cabaret to the Pastor’s Study. Last year we did a show with large production value, but we really wanted to go back to an intimate setting. Since love is such an intimate experience, we wanted to put our audiences in a room where they can let the music into their hearts. When you look at this roster of talent, you know it’s going to be a very special evening.”

Love is Love is Love Cabaret will be on stage for two nights only at The Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake: Friday, February 15, 2019 and Saturday, February 18, 2019. Both shows will begin at 8pm and doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at


For most people, the ability to connect with others, be touched, and explore the everyday world doesn’t take much effort. It’s different though for Christopher Boone—a fifteen-year-old living with autism—because even the simple act of holding a conversation with someone can overload his senses and emotions. What happens when the neighbor’s dog is found speared with a garden fork and Christopher becomes a suspect? Find out when The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to Trustus Theatre. This production will feature the Trustus debut of Beck Chandler, the first actor with autism to play the role in the Southeast. It also features British actor Scott Pattison as Christopher’s father, and his performance is supported in part by a South Carolina Arts Commission Performance Initiative Grant. Simon Stephens’ script adaptation, which won the 2015 Tony for Best Play and was based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, will come to life at Trustus Theatre on Friday, January 18 and will run through Saturday, February 9, 2019. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for three packed weeks of performances. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732. 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the 2015 Tony Winner for Best Play, tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher. The young hero has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but he’s ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now, it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

This play is based on the novel by Mark Haddon, originally published in May 2003, and has been adapted by Simon Stephens. It will be directed by Trustus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Chad Henderson. The play stars actors Beck Chandler, Libby Hawkins, Michael Hazin, Christine Hellman, Raia Jane Hirsch, Donna McKenna, Clint Poston, Tashera Pravato, Elizabeth Stepp, Scott Smith-Pattison, and G. Scott Wild. Beck Chandler, playing Christopher Boone, is the first actor living with autism to take the main stage at a theatre in South Carolina. Henderson is excited about the opportunity to work with Beck and to have him star in this role.

“When I saw Beck’s original audition at our open-call session, I found him very inviting as a performer and wanted to see him in this role because he was one of the younger actors that we saw at those auditions,” Henderson said. “He was open with me after he was called back for the part of Christopher, and told me that he was honored to have a chance to read for the role because he was an actor living with autism. Beck is a talented actor, and I think audiences will be delighted to witness his performance. I find it inspiring to not only have an actor in the role who is versatile and endearing, but that we’re able to learn from Beck as we work on this show. While he is certainly creating this role anew, he is able to bring authenticity to the performance of Chris by layering his own experiences, knowledge, and truths as an actor living with autism.”

“Autism can be very difficult to understand, and this is even true for people with it,” Chandler said. “While other actors’ imitations are very sincere, I believe it takes experience to be able to walk around inside of Christopher’s head. I plan on bringing depth to the character and drawing on my experiences to give a genuine and relatable performance. It is very rare to see an autistic character, but it is extraordinary to have such a fantastic work be fully from an autistic perspective. I know the audiences will be amazed by the fantastical scenes that Christopher creates. We can learn a lot from this play—it shows us that difference can be powerful and that autism can be used as a strength.”

“I would describe autism as a different way of thinking and processing information,” Chandler said. “People with autism interpret the world in an entirely distinct way. After many years of therapy and treatment, I am lucky to be able to function normally in society. While I don’t have as many of the obvious symptoms that I used to, I still feel the same way inside. The best way to describe it would be that everything is magnified to such a degree that it can easily become overwhelming. I often get confused by my surroundings, but I have learned to cope as best as I can.”

With support from an SC Arts Commission Performance Initiative Grant, Trustus Theatre is able to bring Scott Smith-Pattison onto the production in the role of Ed (Christopher’s father.) Smith-Pattison is originally from Coventry, England, and since the play is set in England, he has been very helpful in helping police the authenticity of the dialects and other regional information.

“Scott is a very talented actor, and a member of Actors Equity Association which is the professional union for stage actors and stage managers,” Henderson said. “He is a Core Member at PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC that I met when I was working on Fun Home at PURE in Winter 2018. I thought he was a very charming guy, and when we decided to produce this play, I knew I wanted him in it. He’ll be a new performer for Columbia and I can’t wait for him to make his debut on our stage.”

The team at Trustus is also excited to welcome former Company Member Baxter Engle back to Columbia to create the scenic and media designs for this production. Engle is currently based out of NYC where he works for Production Glue, an event company that works with large clients like Nike. Audiences may remember Engle’s work at Trustus on such productions as American Idiot and Black Super Hero Magic Mama.

“We knew we wanted to honor the intent of the original production. which used a lot of media to make Christopher’s world come to life,” Henderson said. “The key to make this production a visual success was getting Baxter on board. As soon as he gave the thumbs up, we programmed the production.”

“I think Columbia is in for a real theatrical treat with this production,” Henderson said. “This is personally one of my favorite shows that I’ve seen or read in the past few years, and I can’t wait for Columbia to experience it. I would say the best reason to see this play is to ponder the question: ‘I can do anything, right?’ I think this show is inviting for so many types of people. It’s a family story, it’s an adventure, it’s empowering, it’s about romantic relationships, it’s about trust, and it’s about people doing the best they can despite their circumstances. There’s so much that audiences can relate to in this piece. Not to mention, it’s a piece that calls for high-octane creativity and unexpected story-telling. This cast and production team provides that in great supply.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will run from Friday, January 18 through to Saturday, February 9, 2019 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Opening night is Friday, January 18, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, January 19, at 8pm; Sunday, January 20, at 3pm; Thursday, January 24, at 7:30pm; Friday, January 25, at 8pm; Saturday, January 26, at 8pm; Sunday, January 27, at 3pm; Thursday, January 31, at 7:30pm; Friday, February 1, at 8pm; Saturday, February 2, at 8pm; Sunday, February 3, at 3pm; Thursday, February 7 at 7:30pm; Friday, February 8, at 8pm; and Saturday, February 9 at 8pm.

This project is supported by a grant from Aflac, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation.

This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presenting and Performing Arts (PPA) Initiative: Presenting the work of Scott Smith-Pattison.

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Boy About Ten

Trustus Theatre is bringing the latest work of South Carolina playwright, Jon Tuttle, to their Main Stage this summer. Boy About Ten, commissioned by the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival, is a savage farce about what happens to the kids when the parents don’t grow up. It’s about the effect parents’ choices have on their children—everyone wants to love and be loved, but sometimes those attempts at achieving two seemingly simple goals can go terribly wrong. Boy About Ten will open on Friday, August 17, and will run through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

Terry Spooner truly believes that if he can just stuff this angry copperhead into a canteen, his ex-wife will forget that he ever knocked her eye out during sex, and will return to the home she once set fire to. If he can just get her alone long enough to belt out a medley of adulterated KISS songs and ply her with enough Cheerwine, surely she will recall that magical night at the taco bar and reunite their two sons—one a highly-decorated Cub Scout, and the other… well, the other a boy now so damaged that he lives outside his body at the bottom of the sea.

Boy About Ten is presented by the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival and is written by Jon Tuttle, a member of Trustus Theatre’s Company Emeritus. It is the sixth and wildest world premiere of Tuttle’s to debut on Trustus Theatre’s stage. Boy About Ten is the third piece of brand new theatre that Trustus is bringing to Columbia this season, joining previous Season 33 new works A Christmas Miracle at the Richland Fashion Mall and The Restoration’s Constance. It will be directed by Trustus Company Member Patrick Michael Kelly.

“Two words: Jon Tuttle,” said Kelly. “Jon is a cornerstone of Trustus. He was a playwright in residence and literary manager for the better part of two decades, and counting this one, we’ve produced six of his plays, all of which are world premiere productions. Jon’s writing is so balanced—serious and absurd, smart and silly, poignant and whimsical—and this piece is no exception. It’s a dark farce about a family and the ties that bind as well as break us. It’s equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, and I just think it’s a knockout.

“There’s nothing more exciting or challenging in this business than developing and producing new work,” said Kelly. “Working directly with the playwright, throwing ideas back and forth, watching the actors uncover the characters’ deeper levels, and then seeing those ideas and discovers manifest in a new draft or a scene or a line is a real thrill. You’re a part of something that is living, breathing, and changing all the time, right up until it goes in front of its first audience. That same element of change is also the most challenging part—we could rehearse a scene several times and then the writer comes in, isn’t feeling it, and turns around and hands us a new scene—all while the countdown clock to opening is ticking. There’s a lot of pressure, but the experience is rich and the reward is great.

“If you’re a parent or you’re someone’s child, this show is for you,” said Kelly. “If you’ve ever been crazy in love with someone you never imagined yourself in love with, this show is for you. If you ever said or did something to someone you love that you regret, this show is for you. If there’s something you’ve been meaning to say to your parent or your child, this show is for you. If you like to laugh or you like to cry, this show is for you.”

Boy About Ten will run from Friday, August 17 through to Saturday, August 25, 2018 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Tickets are $25 each for the general public and are $20 each for students. Opening night is Friday, August 17, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, August 18, at 8pm; Sunday, August 19, at 3pm; Wednesday, August 22, at 7:30pm; Thursday, August 23, at 7:30pm; Friday, August 24, at 8pm; and Saturday, August 25, at 8pm. A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on Sunday, August 19th.

Boy About Ten is sponsored by Aloft Downtown Columbia.

The Restoration’s Constance

A musical a decade in the making, The Restoration’s Constance is coming to Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage this May. It will make its full debut right here in Columbia and features a strong cast of 25 performers and a creative team of designers that have worked together to create a visually exciting show that rises to the level of The Restoration’s memorable and stirring music. This musical will open on Friday, May 4, and will run through Saturday, May 19, 2018. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

After two sold-out workshop performances and a touring performance to Spartanburg, SC, Columbia’s own musical theatre creation makes its way back to the Thigpen Main Stage for a fully realized production. Based on the critically acclaimed concept album of the same name, The Restoration’s Constance is a multigenerational cautionary tale told through historical fiction. Set between the late 1800s and 1930s in Lexington, South Carolina, Constance focuses on the fictional Constance Owen, an unrealized musical prodigy born to poor cotton farmers several years after the American Civil War. After her mother passes, Constance falls in love with Aaron Vale, a mix-raced carpenter and musician from Chicago who’s recently moved to Lexington. The birth of their son, Thomas, plants a seed of discriminative hate in the surrounding community which brings many hardships to the Vale family. Years later, Thomas’s nihilistic vengeance against the Palmers, the most powerful family in town, sets off a series of cataclysmic events as the South and the rest of the world plunge into the great depression. Featuring a cast of 25 performers and songs written in an Americana-folk style, The Restoration’s Constance is the most unique and exciting musical event this spring.

The Restoration’s Constance’s music and story were written by local band, The Restoration. The lyrics are by Daniel Machado and Adam Corbett with Trustus’s Artistic Director, Chad Henderson, writing the book. The Restoration’s Constance will be directed by Henderson and musical direction will be provided by Machado.

Paul Kaufmann, of Season 33’s A Bright Room Called Day and Fun Home, will be playing the role of Reverend Harper in The Restoration’s Constance.

The Restoration’s Constance is made right here in Columbia,” Kauffmann said. “I’ve long wanted more original works to be created locally and now Trustus has three in one season—it’s a dream come true for me. The last two shows I’ve done at Trustus had smaller casts, but The Restoration’s Constance is a big show with a cast of about 25. The upsides of being in a production with a large cast are that more people add more energy, more vocal power, and visually striking movement and dance. Watching it all come together is the best part. I’m eager to hear our band and see how all of the designers’ elements—costumes, lights, sound, props, and set—develop around our performing efforts. It’s been rewarding to be a part of two really great shows already this year, and I am certain that The Restoration’s Constance will be some top-notch theatre made right here at home by local artists and based on music by a popular and talented band. I’d say get your tickets early!”

Stay after the shows on Friday, May 11 and on Friday, May 18 to enjoy an improv comedy show from the very same group that brought you the holiday comedy A Christmas Miracle at the Richland Fashion Mall: The Mothers. Tickets for the comedy show will be sold at the door for $10 ($5 for students) and are all general admission.

The Restoration’s Constance will run from Friday, May 4 through Saturday, May 19, 2018 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Tickets are $30 for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday shows and $35 for Friday and Saturday shows. Student tickets are $25 each. Opening night is Friday, May 4, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, May 5, at 8pm; Sunday, May 6, at 3:00pm; Thursday, May 10, at 7:30pm; Friday, May 11, at 8pm; Saturday, May 12, at 8pm; Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30pm; Thursday, May 17, at 7:30pm; Friday, May 18, at 8pm; and Saturday, May 19, at 8pm. A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on May 6.

The Restoration’s Constance is sponsored by the Jasper Project.

Fun Home

Trustus Theatre continues its dedication to bringing important theatre to Columbia with their production of Fun Home, an acclaimed and award-winning Broadway musical to their Thigpen Main Stage this spring. The musical play is a masterful expansion of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name and is a play about being able to live in your truth, whatever it may be. This musical will open on Friday, March 23 and will run through Saturday, April 14, 2018. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Fun Home’s book and lyrics were written by Lisa Kron and the music was written by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home was the winner of several awards at the 2015 Tony Awards including Best Music, Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron), and Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron). Fun Home also won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical. Artistic Director Chad Henderson is excited to help bring this musical to life on Trustus Theatre’s stage as the director.

“My directing Fun Home at Trustus is going to be a very unique experience,” said Henderson. “I directed the production at Pure Theatre in Charleston, SC earlier this year, and it was a great experience that was a huge hit. It was sold out, and it’s also coming back to Pure for Piccolo Spoleto. So right on the heels of directing that production, I’m returning to my home theatre and working with a great team of Columbia actors and designers. I can already tell that this will be a very different production because all of the artists involved in the project are bringing their own unique reactions to the piece to the table. Thank goodness this Tony-winner for Best Musical is such an engaging piece with so many layers, or working on it for 6 straight months might be rather taxing!

“At the heart of Fun Home, which is based on the tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, is a story that we can all see ourselves in. Examining the truth of our past, looking past the myths we create about our parents when we’re younger, dealing with the societal challenges of being our most authentic selves-these are themes that many of us can relate to. These ideas are explored through the eyes of a lesbian cartoonist who, 20 years after her father’s suicide, is finally ready to look deeper into her relationship with her family and dissect the things she never understood about her father’s life and how her experiences fit into that puzzle. On the surface, Fun Home could seem like a tragic evening in the theatre. However, the beauty of this piece is that it’s incredibly uplifting and provides us with a feeling of hope by the end. It’s incredibly warm, and even pretty funny at times. Sure, there’s certainly moments that pull at the heart strings, or may be heavy in its subject matter-but this is truly a well-rounded evening in the theatre.”

Paul Kaufmann, of Season 33’s A Bright Room Called Day, will be playing the role of Bruce Bechdel, Alison’s father.

“Playing Bruce is a great challenge,” said Kaufmann. “He’s a character who’s put himself in such a scary and difficult position, and his actions cause great upheaval in his family. Despite that, he somehow has to try and justify his actions to himself. He is deeply in denial about the costs of creating those justifications. He’s trapped himself and ultimately is not successful in finding ‘a way through’ as he sings in one lyric. Fun Home is such a ‘Trustus show’-with a small cast and a thoughtful, deep, and beautiful play that cries out for sensitivity and compassion-it’s an honor to perform it. My fellow cast mates, several of whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with for years, are phenomenal actors and singers. Our young cast mates are top notch-they’re really dedicated and are doing an amazing job. Randy Moore is teaching us the complicated but beautifully layered score and Chad is guiding us through this intricate piece with a strong vision. The process of putting it together so far has been truly rewarding.”

Cassidy Spencer is bringing the role of one of the three Alisons, Medium Alison, to life.

“I think my favorite part about playing Medium Alison is how clumsy and awkward this character is in an endearing way that we can all relate to,” said Spencer. “She often seems to unabashedly say things that many of us think or otherwise, she illustrates feelings that we’ve all experienced, like powerful crushes on our peers or intense nerves. This character is so honest and so charming, and I’m thrilled to bring her to the stage. I think that this show is vastly beautiful-not only in its music and story-but in its characters, its message, and its subject area. It drew immense attention when it came to Broadway and I think it’s fantastic that Trustus is bringing the musical to Columbia.”

Stay after the shows on Friday, March 30 and on Friday, April 6 to enjoy an improv comedy show from the very same group that brought you the holiday comedy A Christmas Miracle at the Richland Fashion Mall: The Mothers. Tickets for the comedy show will be sold at the door for $10 ($5 for students) and are all general admission.

Fun Home will run from Friday, March 23 through to Saturday, April 14, 2018 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at Tickets are $30 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday shows and $35 for Friday and Saturday shows. Student tickets are $25 each. Opening night is Friday, March 23, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, March 24, at 8pm; Sunday, March 25, at 8pm; Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm; Friday, March 30, at 8pm; Saturday, March 31, at 8pm; Thursday, April 5, at 7:30pm; Friday, April 6, at 8pm; Saturday, April 7, at 8pm; Sunday, April 8, at 3:00pm; Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30pm; Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 12, at 7:30pm; Friday, April 13, at 8pm; and Saturday, April 14, at 8pm.

The Fun Home Band is sponsored by Cheryl and Ken Wheat and Fun Home is sponsored by PALSS (Palmetto Aids Life Support Services).

Grey Gardens, The Musical

Grey Gardens, The Musical is the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the peculiar aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The musical takes place at Grey Gardens, the Bouviers’ mansion in East Hampton, New York and tracks the progression of the two women’s lives. Trustus Art Director, Chad Henderson, states, “Our production, based on the real-life cousins of Jackie Onassis, is prefaced by the cult classic documentary of the same name from the 70’s, an HBO film starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, and even a parody piece featuring SNL’s Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. America has long had a curiosity for these real women and their story continues to intrigue us – especially since they are part of the Camelot story and one of America’s most popular political families. I can’t fail to mention that it’s an incredibly funny piece. We are delighted to produce it this Spring!”

The musical participated in the Sundance Institute Theatre Laboratory and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning 3. The book was written by Doug Wright, includes music by Scott Frankel with lyrics by Michael Korie. Milena Herring is the director, music direction is by Randy Moore and the choreography is by Mandy Applegate Bloom. Henderson continued, “We have some of the best musical theatre talent in the state right here in Columbia, so we know Grey Gardens will be a very special production on the Thigpen Main Stage.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Trustus Theatre Box Office or online at Opening night is Friday, March 10, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, March 11, at 8pm, Sunday, March 12, at 3pm, Thursday, March 16, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 17, at 8pm, Saturday, March 18, at 8pm, Thursday, March 23, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 24, at 8pm, Saturday, March 25, at 8pm, Sunday, March 26, at 3pm, Thursday, March 30, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 31, at 8pm and closes on Saturday, April 1, at 8pm.


Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, comes to the Thigpen Main Stage at Trustus Theatre from February 3-18.

Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet tells the story of a sixteen year-old boy living in the fictional projects of San Pere, Louisiana. His close-knit community plays a big role as he navigates through the currents of his life and searches for his sexual and personal identity. It’s a coming-of-age story about a young, gay African-American man in the South. It is provocative, poignant and fiercely humorous.

“The production furnishes much of the heart and inventiveness of the last two Brother/Sister Plays, and still tackles subject matter that is relevant and important in our country,” states Director Chad Henderson.

Marcus is Part III of the Brother/Sister plays, a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. McCraney was also the storywriter for the recent Golden Globe Award winning Moonlight. The lead actor, John Floyd, states, “Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet is unlike a lot of the plays you have seen. It takes a different approach to hook the viewer; by inviting them inside the narrative and making them feel complicit in the storytelling. You can’t help but like this play because you can’t get around good writing.”

Opening night for Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet is Friday, February 3 at 8:00 pm. Other shows are Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 12 at 3 pm, Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 pm, Friday, February 17 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Trustus box office or online at Box-office hours are Wednesday-Friday from 2-6 pm. For more information, visit,, or call 803.254.9732. Don’t forget to hashtag #sitdownandtrustus in any social media posts pertaining to Trustus Theatre.

NEW, Season 32 Ticket!



 We are proud to announce its Season 32 line up including The Rocky Horror Show, the long awaited Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, the third play in the Brother/Sister trilogy and a Trustus favorite, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical among many others beginning in September.


This season, we’re offering the public a chance to become a Season 32 Ticket Holder to guarantee an incredible season of theatre and the first pick of seats for each show. As a Season 32 Ticket Holder, six shows are included for the price of $160 and each seasonal show is discounted for Ticket Holders. To get the most out of your Midland’s art entertainment, becoming a Season 32 ticket holder at Trustus Theatre is a must.


The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O’Brien, returns to the Trustus Main Stage as the first show of Season 32. Brad Majors and Janet Weiss are deeply in love and become affianced. What follows next is a “strange journey” as the couple finds themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank N Furter, a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” that invites them up to his lab. The doctor unveils his new creation and madcap chaos ensues.


Playwright of Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, Tarell Alvin McCraney, sets the stage days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana. The currents of Marcus’s 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 is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays.


During the Christmas season, the lovely inhabitants of Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), will be coming back to the Trustus stage by popular demand! Everyone will be filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. You’ll laugh out loud as our trailer-park storytellers Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way to tell you the story of the wildest Christmas ever in the trailer park! This companion to the original Great American Trailer Park Musical is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time – but with tinsel and Keg Nog.


The entire Season 32 line up includes, The Rocky Horror Show, Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, Grey Gardens, Hand to God, Rock of Ages, the Playwrights’ Festival Winner’s Play and season specials such as the Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, Tail! Spin!, Mark Rapp’s Jingle Bell Jazz, Boy, and Sex on a Sunday.


Tickets will be available at the Trustus box office or online at Box office hours are Wednesday-Friday from 2-6 pm. For more information and updates on each upcoming production, visit,, or call 803.254.9732.