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“be like a local” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Footlight Players

Footlight Players
20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-722-4487
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Owner description: The Footlight Players were ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of one-act plays directed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Russell Price at the Charleston Navy yard. The series was such a success and drew such a following that The Footlight Players formally organized and incorporated in the fall of 1932. What began as a small group has become for Charleston a theatrical tradition, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, the priceless gifts of time and toil, and by faith, enthusiasm and talent. Footlight Players is poised to continue its rich tradition of quality community theatre and reach new heights of entertainment, creative development, and cultural enrichment. We welcome your participation as a patron, volunteer, business partner, actor, crew or any of the myriad aspects of live theater.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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“be like a local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charleston's oldest community theatre company is Footlight Players, on Queen Street at Philadelphia Alley. 83 years with the lowest ticket prices in town, this non-equity, non-profit has launched more actors and theatre professionals than anywhere else.

Visited March 2014
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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“A lot of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice evening, excellent talent for a local theater and not a bad seat in the house. We bought last minute tickets to "Death Trap" and really enjoyed the evening. I will be back.

Visited February 2014
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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“Community theater at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charleston's oldest volunteer community theater that has served as the launch pad for many regional actors/actresses and theater techs...with plays running three successive weekends, multiple times a year at a very fair price, and theater school for kids or adults, a very enjoyable experience that isn't perfect but always entertains. Season tickets for locals, or individual tickets for anyone. In a very historic building which adds to the experience. Support the arts - wherever you are!

Visited December 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“See How They Run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Well done! The play was delightful and the actors were simply amazing, they kept the audience in stitches for the entire performance. Amazing cast and production crew, a delightful evening.

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“can't beat live theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I enjoy the plays performed at the footlight theater because I never know what I am getting myself in for. There is no bad theater production. I love them all.

Visited April 2013
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