Oct 04 2014

Edisto Beach Art Guild Players

Fall is one of the best times to visit Edisto.

It’s full of festivals and events, great weather, and beautiful sights. One thing that many visitors are surprised to learn is that Edisto has its very own playhouse. Granted, it’s not the traditional type of playhouse where Shakespearean tragedies are performed. Instead, plays are performed in the island’s Civic Center by the Edisto Beach Art Guild Players.

These actors are all from the community and passionate about Edisto. Plus, they like to have fun on stage and put on entertaining shows.

In just a couple of weeks, the Art Guild Players will perform “Beach Notes.” The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Edisto Beach Civic Center.

“Beach Notes” was written by Johnny Douglass, a local playwright. It’s a comedy about a small town on the South Carolina coast.

In addition to the play, the first performance will be preceded by a shag party at 6:30 p.m. If you’re not familiar with the shag style of dancing, it is known as South Carolina’s dance. They dance started decades ago in Myrtle Beach, but South Carolinians everywhere embraced the dance and made it their own. If you’ve never seen the shag in action, check it out the night of the play. You won’t be disappointed.

If you want to check out the play, tickets are for sale for $10 at True Value Hardware and The Edistonian. If you wait to get your tickets at the door, tickets will be $12.

An encore presentation goes on at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. This performance includes a champagne brunch. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Emily Craig at 843-869-9275.

While each performance put on by the Edisto Players is different, they’re all quite entertaining. Last year when they performed Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” the audience at all shows laughed and cried at all the right parts.

The Edisto Civic Center is located at 42 Station Ct. It’s located right off of Highway 174 and signs for the Civic Center can be seen from the road.

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