- $19 for one ticket to The Sugar Bean Sisters (up to $29.25 value)
- Where: The Footlight Players Theatre
- Seating: reserved
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Available Performances * Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. * Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The Sugar Bean Sisters will be at Footlight from March 7 through the 23rd.
The Sugar Bean Sisters
Faye Clementine Nettles and Willie Mae Nettles are stuck in the Florida swamp like two gators made of taffy. But if they have anything to say about it, they aren’t stuck forever—Faye believes she can dodge spinsterhood by hitching a ride on a returning alien spacecraft, while Willie Mae dreams of marrying a good Mormon man and moving to Salt Lake City. But their plans to hightail it are interrupted by the arrival of some unexpected visitors, including The Reptile Woman, a devastatingly handsome Mormon bishop, and the mysterious bird lady Miss Sparks. Deftly mixing off-kilter comedy with science-fiction oddity, The Sugar Bean Sisters has been praised as “authentic Southern Gothic comedy” by New York Newsday and hilarious! by the Los Angeles Times.
The Footlight Players
It started small: in 1931, Lieutenant Commander Charles Russell Price directed a series of one-act plays at the Charleston Navy Yard. It was an unexpected success, and a year later, his band of amateur theater-makers were officially calling themselves The Footlight Players. The ensemble began performing at various spaces around town, and as their popularity grew, they became a local institution.
Today, The Footlight Players uphold Price’s vision by staging seasonal works ranging from comic musicals to dramatic plays. And while the company now has a permanent home in a historic cotton warehouse, their scrappy, let’s-put-on-a-show attitude hasn’t changed—local volunteers are always welcome to audition, lend an extra hand, or shake cottonseeds out of the stage curtains.