Market Theatre Company Sweeps State Competition with ‘The 39 Steps’

Upstate theatre was well represented this past weekend at the 53rd Annual South Carolina Theatre Association Annual Convention culminating with a near-total sweep by Market Theatre Company at the Community Theatre Festival.

After ending their original run on the Market stage in Anderson in October, The 39 Steps team traveled to Francis Marion University in Florence, SC to perform in the beautiful FMU Performing Arts Center.

The 39 Steps will next compete in February, 2020 at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Louisville, KY.

The beautiful FMU Performing Arts Center
Photo by Tom Kessler Photography

On Sunday, November 17, Market Theatre received the following awards:

  • State Winner
  • Best Director – Drew Whitley
  • Best Actor – Savvy Thompson
  • Best Actor – Matt Groves
  • Best Supporting Actor – Alex Bennett
  • Best Costume Design – Kaitlyn Fuller
  • Best Scenic Design – Cameron Woodson
  • Best Sound Design – Stephanie Ibbotson
  • Best Lighting Design – John Keenan
  • Best Ensemble

All other award winners (high school, Tech Olympics, etc.) will be posted on CCC soon.

Now concluding its fourth season, Market Theatre is located in downtown Anderson, SC, at the Anderson Arts Center. Founded in 2015, The Market Theatre Company connects and inspires our community by creating quality art, educational opportunities, and a vibrant community arts hub. 

The Market Theatre Company is home to exceptional theatrical experiences created by and for our community. We use the arts to help people understand and be understood; we believe that no one is alone. Market Theatre impacts thousands each year with our quality, affordable performances, education programs, and outreach events that inspire connection and understanding.

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