Woolfe Street Playhouse

About the Village Repertory

Village Rep Co.

Fifteen years ago Charleston’s theater scene primarily consisted of two community theater companies presenting traditional plays and musicals in large size venues. Very few lesser known dramas or musicals were presented and safe fare was the norm. Today, the Village Repertory Co. regularly broadens the cultural arts scene with bold productions of challenging new and established works. There are now more than 15 theatre companies of all shapes and sizes in Charleston. The Village Rep is proud to have been a leader in raising the bar on theatrical diversity, inventive programming and artistic excellence in our community.

Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Keely Enright and Managing Director Dave Reinwald, the company has built an impeccable reputation for consistent theatrical excellence and nuanced cannon of work that is like no other in the community.

After eleven successful years of operating in a converted storefront space in suburban Mt Pleasant, the Village Rep moved into a century old meat packing warehouse on a blighted street in the former industrial center of peninsula Charleston. After more than 18 months of fundraising, planning and development, the unique property has been transformed, ready to serve as a cultural anchor for the rapidly redeveloping Upper King “arts corridor.”

The relaxed environment, in which audience members sit comfortably sipping wine around small, candlelit tables creates a physical and emotional intimacy.

— Charleston Today

The Village Repertory Co. has produced more than 100 mainstage productions in the last decade and currently welcomes more than 10,000 patrons into the Playhouse each year.

We invite you to join us in our amazing venue— the 200-seat Woolfe Street Playhouse. We believe that theatre is not about sitting and watching. It is about soaking in the moment and sharing the experience. So make a date to spend an evening with us.

The Village Repertory Co. is a 501 (c) 3 organization, a founding member of the League of Charleston Theatres and a proud member of Theatre Communications Group–a national organization of professional theatres across America, as well as a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Federal ID Number: 30-0137284

The Village Repertory Co. is funded in part by the SC Arts Commission, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the City of Charleston.

The Village Staff

Keely Enright

Producing Artistic Director

David Reinwald

Managing Director

Robbie Thomas

Associate Artistic Director

Derek Ahonen

Playwright in Residence

Julie Ziff

Costumer

Eileen Easler

Marketing Coordinator

Price Long

Master Electrician

Past Seasons

We are proud of the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer Prize winning productions that have graced our stages. Here is our list of all mainstage works produced since we opened our doors in 2001.

Season 1: 2001
Tony n Tina's Wedding
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
War of the Worlds
Swingtime Canteen
Misery
Dinner with Friends
The Women
Season 2: 2002
Sweet Bird of Youth
How I Learned to Drive
The Little Foxes
Bugsy Malone
What's Wrong With This Picture?
Harold Arlen - Behind the Rainbow
How About Nightingales
The Shape of Things
Season 3: 2003
Private Lives
Love Rides the Rails
The Christmas Nuptials of TnT
Mornings at Seven
Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust Man
Frankie and Johnny and the Claire du Lune
12 Angry Men
Season 4: 2004
Fools
Suddenly Last Summer
Les Liasons Dangerous
Louis Prima - The Wild One
Into the Woods
Collected Stories
The Front Page
Season 5: 2005
The Fourth Wall (Southeastern Premiere)
The Passion of Dracula
A Little Night Music
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
The House of Blue Leaves
Grace and Glorie
Toys in the Attic
The Philadelphia Story
Season 6: 2006
The Good Doctor
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
The Subject was Roses
Glengarry Glen Ross
Absurd Person Singular
Night of the Iquana
Urinetown
She Loves Me
Season 7: 2007
Picnic
Gypsy - A Musical Fable
A Christmas Story
Defiance
Rounding Third
Enchanted April
The Mammologues
Always, Patsy Cline
Season 8: 2008
Speed the Plow
A Christmas Story
War of the Worlds - The Night that Panicked America
Doubt
A Flea in Her Ear
Ring of Fire
The Twilight Zone
Season 9: 2009
The Little Dog
Awake and Sing
Mauritius
Shipwrecked
Souvenir
Valentine Nuptials
Dead Man's Cell Phone
An Ideal Husband
Season 10: 2010
Oliver Twist
The Marvelous Wonderettes
The Drowsy Chaperone
Farragut North
Xanadu
The Sunset Years
August: Osage County
Season 11: 2011
Strangers on a Train
The Winter Wonderettes
The Turn of the Screw
The Trip to Bountiful
God of Carnage
Red, White and Cash
A Streetcar Named Desire
Season 12: 2012
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Divine Sister
The Whipping Man
The Liar
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Frankenstein
A Christmas Carol
Robin Hood
Cinderella
Season 13: 2013
Fallen Angels
The Woman in Black
The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Christmas Carol
Pinocchio
The Other Place
Monty Python's Spamalot
Happy in the Poor House

This Week

Season 14 - Half Season Pass or VIP

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Aug- May 2015
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tony Award winning musical brought to life by Village Teen Troupe

Dec 12- Dec 20

Coming Soon

London Wall

A critically acclaimed "lost classic" makes it's Southeast debut on Woolfe

Jan 23 - February 13

The Village Rep

The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century.  As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment:  The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.

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