South Carolina New Play Festival Returns to Greenville, SC

Brace yourselves for an incredible event that’s about to light up your August! The South Carolina New Play Festival is all set to rock Greenville from August 10th to 13th. This fantastic fiesta is back for its second year, and it’s going to be an absolute blast.

The action’s happening right in the heart of downtown Greenville. You’ll be bouncing between not one, not two, but five fantastic venues: Centre Stage, Greenville Theatre, Peace Center, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, and Warehouse Theatre. Yep, you read that right – it’s a whole bunch of fun packed into one awesome festival!

The South Carolina New Play Festival is gearing up to be the highlight of your August. You get the chance to dive headfirst into the world of mind-blowing plays and musicals – and guess who’s behind them? Only the best playwrights in the whole country! These creative geniuses have been cooking up some seriously jaw-dropping stuff, and you’re invited to be a part of it. With mind-blowing plays, musicals that’ll make your heart sing, and a crew of creative geniuses that are taking the stage, you’re in for an absolute treat. Grab your buddies, mark those calendars, and get ready to dive into a world of imagination and inspiration like never before. See you there!


  • Friday Evening, August 11:
    • Event: “A Black-billed Cuckoo” by Mat Smart
    • Location: Greenville Theatre
    • Synopsis: A comedic play about a tight-knit birding group in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
  • Saturday Matinee, August 12:
    • Event: “Kween” by Vichet Chum
    • Location: The Warehouse Theatre
    • Synopsis: Follows the journey of a queer Cambodian American teen searching for her voice after her father’s deportation.
  • Saturday Evening, August 12:
    • Event: “The Essential Alice”
    • Location: Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center
    • Synopsis: A musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” featuring music by Michael Friedman and directed by Des McAnuff.
  • Sunday Matinee, August 13:
    • Event: “Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream” by Tyrone L. Robinson and Nichole Jackson
    • Location: South Carolina Children’s Theatre
    • Synopsis: A musical based on the true story of Marcenia Lyle, the first Black woman to play for a professional baseball team.
  • Sunday Evening, August 13:
    • Event: An Evening with Miguel Cervantes
    • Location: Peace Center
    • Synopsis: Miguel Cervantes, known for his role as Hamilton in the Broadway production, shares backstage stories and performs songs from various productions in an intimate cabaret setting.

Each event offers a unique and captivating experience, from comedies and musical adaptations to heartfelt stories of personal journeys and achievements. It’s a weekend filled with diverse and exciting performances that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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