A 1928 reading of Outward Bound marked the beginning of the Charlotte Drama League, soon becoming The Little Theatre of Charlotte. Throughout the 1930s it presented productions at a variety of schools and auditoriums, and in 1941 it found a permanent home in Charlotte’s historic Myers Park district. Today, Theatre Charlotte engages 500 volunteers annually and has produced more than 445 main stage productions for more than half a million audience members. Its monthly themed reading and performance series provides an outlet for area performers, writers, singers, filmmakers, musicians and dancers, and its 24 Hour Theatre Project writes, casts, rehearses and presents six 10-minute plays in 24 hours. Theatre Charlotte’s Student Theatre Guild, an area-wide theatre club, provides theatre education experiences for students aged 14 through 18.
Theatre Charlotte’s fall season includes the regional premiere of In the Heat of the Night, now through Sunday, Nov. 11. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The play, first produced in 2010, is based on the award-winning book that inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series. For details on this and other productions, visit http://www.theatrecharlotte.org/.
The Performing Arts in North Carolina website is your guide to music, dance and theater artists and organizations across our state. Learn more by visiting http://www.ncartstrails.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.ncartstrails.org/performingarts.