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The Shoestring Players, the theatrical producing entity on the USC Upstate campus, began in 1975 as a student group with grand ambitions. Performing in a variety of venues, none of which could be called theatres, the Players worked tirelessly to expand the horizons of the newly-formed campus. As those horizons expanded, so did the Players, the support of campus and the community. Today the Shoestring Players, an organization with 30-plus years “on-the-boards” experience, reside in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies with three full time faculty members, a technical director, a box office manager and several adjunct instructors. Future developments are underway for the theatre program, so, not only have we come a long way, but we are also still growing! Our performance facilities include the 450-seat Proscenium Theatre, and the Studio Theatre for more intimate productions.

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Announcing the Shoestring Players
2017 - 2018 Season

Tapestry
2017 London Company production - An original devised theatre piece      
Directed by: Lee Neibert 
Dates: August 25 – 26, 2017, 8 p.m.  
August 27, 2017, 3 p.m.

Let The Right One In
Based on novel by: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Adaptation by: Jack Thorne     
Directed by: Jimm Cox     
Dates: October 5 – 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
October 8, 2017, 3 p.m.

Auditions:
August 28, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

Moonlight's Pillow
Original Shakespeare theatre piece      
Directed by: Stephen Unwin
Dates: November 16 – 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
November 19, 2017, 3 p.m.

Auditions: 
September 5, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
By: Anne Washburn     
Directed by: Lee Neibert
Dates: March 1 – 3, 2018, 8 p.m.
March 4, 2018, 3 p.m.

Auditions: 
January 18, 2018, 7 – 9 p.m.

Spring Musical TBA
Directed by: Jimm Cox
Dates: April 12 - 14, 2018, 8 p.m.
April 15, 2018, 3 p.m.

Auditions: 
January 23, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Golden Shoe Awards Show
Date: April 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


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