Season 32

book by John Cameron Mitchell
music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
July 1 – August 1, 2020

Love. Loss. Lust. Lies. Genderqueer rocker Hedwig sets the record straight to a pulsing rock score as she shares her quest for love, her other half, and, ultimately, her identity. After a botched sex change operation, a failed marriage, and a lost love, Hedwig remembers the words of her East German mother, “To be free, one must give up a little part of oneself.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an inspiration to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

by Leila Buck
August 27 – September 19, 2020

In this satirical immersive comedy, you are invited into the live studio audience of American Dreams, where YOU, the audience member, will decide the fate of three international contestants vying for citizenship in the land of the free and the home of the depraved. With active audience engagement and relevant questions about immigration, this playful participatory performance invites us to explore what we choose to believe and how those choices shape who we are as people, communities, and nations. Raise your voice, use your vote, and decide their fate. Do they have what it takes to be a true American? It’s a GAME. It’s a SHOW. It’s AMERICA!

by Diana Burbano
October 15 – November 7, 2021

A heartbreaking dark comedy following 3 siblings as they return to their parents’ birth country to bury a grandfather… who no one will mourn. A universal story about family secrets, told through a Latinx lens, and a story about that unique immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in any country that can claim you.

Holiday Show TBA
December 1 – 23, 2020

by Regina Taylor
January 28 – February 28, 2021

An African American woman knows that a hat is more than mere fashion. It’s an extension of tradition and a connection to your roots. As a young Black woman mourns the loss of her brother, an intergenerational community baptizes her into this tradition. These hats are our Crowns! With haunting spirituals, joyous hymns, and stories straight from the Carolinas, Crowns captures the peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps Sunday both holy and glamorous.

by Mark St. Germain
April 1 – 24, 2021

Sex Therapist- Single Mother- Sniper! Most know Dr Ruth Westheimer as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America. Noted psychologist Dr. Ruth recalls finding her unique place in this world through humor, brilliance, and realizing that size doesn’t matter.

book by Enda Walsh
music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
based on the motion picture written & directed by John Carney
May 27 – June 26, 2021

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. This achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.

Season 32 Early Bird Flex Passes On Sale Now!

Flex Passes are a version of season subscriptions, but better! With a Flex Pass you get seven tickets to use as you like at our seven main stage shows. While you could use one at each show, you can also skip some shows and bring friends to others. It’s simply seven discounted tickets to use as you like. It’s a great deal! All prices include taxes and fees. No hidden fees here. Prices go up on May 15th so don’t wait to get the best deal of the year!

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A Message From Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

We can't thank you enough for your support and patience throughout Season 31 thus far. Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 crisis and it’s effect on public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the season. This includes all performances of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and HEAD OVER HEELS as well as our 6th annual nuVoices Festival and our free summer Shakespeare program, Midsummer Nights @Queens. Current Ticket at Flex Pass holders can fill out this form to let us know how they'd like to manage their Season 31 tickets.

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