Oconee Community Theatre 2016-17 Season

Oconee Community TheatreOconee Community Theatre was established October 11, 1971 with the purpose of presenting plays and dramatic works of all kinds, and the promotion and encouragement of interest in theatrical productions for the people of Oconee County.
Oconee Community Theatre
8001 Utica Street
Seneca, SC 29679
(864) 882-1910


2016-2017 Season

Friday & Saturday night performances begin at  8:00 PM. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.
Individual show tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for students

The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel

Comedy by Steph DeFerie
August 4, 5, 6, & 7, 2016

Pity poor Streptococcus – it should be a piece of cake for a fairy godmother to tell the story of Snow White but her wand is bent and things aren’t going quite as they should. Then, to make things worse, she’s interrupted by a couple of English policemen who are hot on the trail of two very devious and dangerous criminals – children who are causing no end of trouble in the forest. Their names? Hansel and Gretel! Streptococcus doesn’t believe a word of it and neither do a well-behaved pair of kiddies in the audience who volunteer to help her tell Hansel and Gretel’s familiar tale. But before everyone lives happily ever after, the police insist on having their say and the well-behaved kiddies aren’t happy about that at all.

Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner

Comedy by Pat Cook
October 14-16 & 21-23, 2016

What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another—all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that’s what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live—a nurse with a secret, that is. The hard part is convincing the sisters they need a roomer. In no time, however, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. But when the nephew shows up with a plan to sell the family house, things seem to get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This heartwarming piece is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laughter flowing.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Musical by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
December 15-18, 2016

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

Same Time Next Year

Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade
February 10-12, 2017

The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

A Raisin in the Sun

Drama by Lorraine Hansberry
February 23-26, 2017 

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Getting Sara Married

Comedy by Sam Bobrick
April 21-23 & 28-30, 2017

Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband. Unfortunately, Aunt Martha’s method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head and brought to Sara’s apartment.

Delval Divas

Comedy by Barbara Pease Weber
June 9-11, 16 & 17-18, 2017

Stella Wild, MBA, Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA, Linda Robertson, M.D.,Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn’t a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo – they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white and “pink” collar criminals.