Preview Treehouse Coming to Centre Stage

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  • March 5, 2019
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The Prisma Health Fringe Series continues with a production of Treehouse, running concurrently with Into The Woods on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, March 27, 27, April 2, and 3 at 7pm. Winner of the 2017 New Play Festival, Treehouse takes a deeper look into mental health and substance abuse, the concentration of the Prisma Health Fringe Series. Get Tickets

Desperate, hopeless, and alone after his wife Susan passes away having abused drugs and alcohol for years, 53-year-old Johnny finds himself questioning the purpose of life. While pointing a gun to his head, he is thrown back in time to the year 1980, when times were simpler and he could hide away in his treehouse and quote Shakespeare with his friends. His two high school buddies, Ben and Oliver, and his mother, Mrs. Ross, marvel in 17-year-old Johnny’s mature knowledge of the world, love, and Scotch. All the while the ghost of his deceased and troubled wife lingers nearby. As his younger self, Johnny seeks answers, hoping to mend his relationship with his mother, reconnect with an old friend, and find resolve for his current crisis. At the end of the play, Johnny is transported back to the present, having discovered no real answers, but now able to bid farewell to the spirit of his wife and their troubled marriage.

For the past four seasons, Centre Stage has produced the Fringe Series running on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during a Main Stage show. Through our Fringe Series, Centre Stage partners with local non-profits whose issues and missions directly relate to the subject matter of each play. We are proud to be partnering with FAVOR (Faces And Voices Of Recovery) to spread their mission as it relates to this show. Following the show on April 3, Centre Stage will host a discussion forum with the cast, director, Executive Director of FAVOR Rich Jones, and a physician from Prisma Health, moderated by Paul Hyde.
Tickets for Treehouse are $15. Ticketing fees are applied to ALL purchases. Shows run Tuesday and Wednesday and all seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (864) 233- 6733 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 p.m, in person at the Centre Stage Box Office, or online at Handling fees will be applied to all purchases.

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