Proud Mary Theatre Presents Two World Premieres

Proud Mary Theatre Presents Two World PremieresIn celebration of Gay Pride Month, Proud Mary Theatre Company (2018 winner for Best Production, Best Actor and Best Director at the 10-state Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, Alabama) presents a Double World Premiere in our first-ever Southern Fried Pride Play Fest May 25-June 3, 2018.

The debut Festival features the original devised theatre piece "Movement: A Gay Pride Fantasia" written by the cast and creative team that re-imagines and re-examines the myths, heroes and struggles of the gay rights movie throughout history and pop culture. "Movement" is directed by the esteemed Jenna Tamisiea Elser, co-founder of Glow Lyric Theatre, the state's only professional opera company, and Director of Opera Converse at Converse College.

Opening the show is the one-act play about male intimacy, "The Kiss," written and directed by USC Upstate professor and playwright Barry Whitfield.

Proud Mary Theatre Company is South Carolina's first and only theatre company devoted exclusively to LGBTQ+ stories and voices.

The Festival runs May 25 - June 3 at the USC Upstate BlackBox Theatre in the Humanities and Performing Arts Building, 800 University Way in Spartanburg.
Tickets are $10 General & $5 Students. At the door or

The mission of the Proud Mary Theatre Company, a non-profit and non-professional theatre, is to present LGBTQ+ voices and stories in Spartanburg and the entire Upstate region through innovative theatrical plays: compelling dramas, rib-tickling comedies, campy musicals, and local original works and avant-garde pieces that celebrate diversity and tolerance.

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