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Can't make it to the Cannon Street Arts Center? PURE Theatre has you covered with new livestreaming options... You can check out "Ben Butler" this evening. Read more via The Post and Courier. #CHSArts
Theatre Artists, the deadline to sign up and participate in #AEI (Artist Entrepreneur Incubator) for #theatre is about 24 hours away. After each session, participants realize that ALL ARTISTS with all levels of experience would benefit from the learning opportunity. As a result, we encourage you ALL to attend. Learn from leaders at PURE Theatre and Life As Art Productions through this South Carolina Arts Commission partnership. Join us TOMORROW at 6 PM via Zoom! Save the Drama, register NOW at https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/artist-entrepreneur-incubator-save-the-drama-theatre/?fbclid=IwAR3PxSqxaazbKOHxRxhDQG8Tfh1ZoF0MRimQuLiDTw7Pb4dEOnaC32XN0oQ so you can press play on the pre-requisite course.
#Arts4SC #intentionalentrepreneurship #theatrelife #actinglife #professionaldevelopment
🎭 Theatremakers, this spotlight is on you! The next in our collaborative professional development Artist Entrepreneur Incubator series with OneColumbia will help you make a living through your craft.

This month learn from April C. Turner of Life As Art Productions and Rodney Lee Rogers + Sharon Graci of PURE Theatre as they discuss:
🎭 Theatre's potential
🎭 Production musts + models
🎭 Infusing artistry throughout your practice

Registration is open for this Tuesday 8 March virtual Artist Entrepreneur Incubator: Save the Drama - Theatre ---> https://bit.ly/3CbRe9N
Read more about the series ---> https://bit.ly/3DlmbbS

#Arts4SC #ProfessionalDevelopment #SCTheatre #Theatrelife #Actinglife #Theatremakers

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Our friends at PURE Theatre are back next week with the remaining in-person and livestreaming performances of "Ben Butler" at Cannon Street Arts Center. Check out the The Post and Courier review here:
Be sure to check out PURE Theatre's latest offering. #CHSArts
R***E is not the best #Wordle opener, but REVIEW doesn't fit (and isn't much better... So, perhaps we'll settle on SUPER and encourage you all to book your tickets for PURE Theatre's production of "Ben Butler," returning for multiple in-person and live streamed performances in early March...
We sit down with R.W. Smith and Michael Smallwood, Core Ensemble Members for PURE Theatre's production of “Ben Butler.”

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I saw the show tonight and I loved it so much! Perfectly acted, witty, insightful, hilarious and thought-provoking. I want to see it again.
A night at the theater is always a good idea - especially when it’s PURE Theatre. ✨

Our team headed to the Cannon Street Arts Center last night to catch a performance of Ben Butler. When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma - you’ll have to see the show for how this ends!

The talent in this theater is PUREly unmatched. Make sure to get your tickets at puretheatre.org. 🎟
This weekend, Cannon Street Arts Center had reggae vibes ahead of Bob Marley Birthday Celebration at Charleston Pour House and PURE Theatre putting the finishing touches on their next production, Ben Butler (https://www.facebook.com/events/1526663094382983). Be sure to mark you calendars and come out and support the arts in Charleston! #CHSArts
“Ben Butler” at PURE Theatre – February and March, 2022 - Charleston Daily - https://bit.ly/3Kc5Tp3

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Now through Dec. 18, PURE Theatre presents a fresh take on the acclaimed play 'Little Gem' at the Cannon St. Arts Center.

PURE creates exceptional theatre experiences that enliven thought, ignite dialogue, and expand consciousness. PURE Theatre is a professional theatre company, now in its 15th season of producing some of the finest contemporary theatre in SC.

Operating as usual

@puretheatrechs | Linktree 03/10/2022

@puretheatrechs | Linktree

Not able to make it to the theater this weekend? No worries! We're bringing Ben Butler to you with live-stream performances on Friday and Saturday. Find out more and get your tickets here: https://ed.gr/dxrso

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Photos from PURE Theatre's post 03/09/2022

Happy closing week to our super talented cast and crew! We've got three show this week and they're selling fast, so be sure to get your tickets before they're gone. (Tickets available at http://puretheatre.org?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com)

📸: David Mandel

Timeline photos 03/08/2022

Don't get blindsided at the box office! Ben Butler is selling out, so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time here: https://ed.gr/dxrsr

📸: David Mandel

BEN BUTLER is selling out 03/03/2022

BEN BUTLER is selling out

We've got a packed week! Performances of Ben Butler are selling out, so be sure to get your tickets today (tickets available through the link below).

BEN BUTLER is selling out

@puretheatrechs | Linktree 03/02/2022

@puretheatrechs | Linktree

Ben Butler is back! We've got four shows this week, including:
👉🏼 "Pay What You Will" on Thursday at 7:30pm
👉🏼 Double shows on Saturday at 3pm & 7:30pm

Get your tickets here: https://linktr.ee/puretheatrechs

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PURE Theatre's "Ben Butler" Opens This Week 02/28/2022

PURE Theatre's "Ben Butler" Opens This Week

Did you catch us on the news last month? Ben Butler cast members R.W. Smith and Michael Smallwood sat down with FOX 24 Charleston. Check out the interview below to get excited for Ben Butler, returning this week!

PURE Theatre's "Ben Butler" Opens This Week We sit down with R.W. Smith and Michael Smallwood, Core Ensemble Members for PURE Theatre's production of “Ben Butler.” Charleston, SC's premier lifestyle te...

Review: Pure Theatre's 'Ben Butler' crackles and captivates 02/24/2022

Review: Pure Theatre's 'Ben Butler' crackles and captivates

"Ben Butler demonstrates that, then and now, humans contending with humans, for better and for worse, is at once meaningful, rich material and ripe for the chuckling, too."

Thank you to Maura Hogan at the Post & Courier for this glowing review. Check it the article below to read more!

Review: Pure Theatre's 'Ben Butler' crackles and captivates Pure Theatre mounts a production of playwright Richard Strand's "Ben Butler," a dramatization of a game-changing, historic event involving an escaped enslaved man and a Union Army major general. Get

Photos from PURE Theatre's post 02/22/2022

We think Ben Butler is a must-see, but don't just take our word for it! See what people have to say and get your tickets today: https://ed.gr/dwvor.

📸: David Mandel

Timeline photos 02/18/2022

TGIF! 🎉 Our cast is taking a well-deserved weekend off, but we'll be back in two weeks with more Ben Butler. You can find tickets to in-person and live stream shows here: https://ed.gr/dwvol

📸: David Mandel

Timeline photos 02/16/2022

The PURE Spring Challenge is underway! Nancye Starnes, long-time donor and Puritan, has issued us a $30,000 Challenge Grant. Your donations between now and June will contribute to this challenge and help us end the year in a strong financial position. Join the challenge today here: https://ed.gr/dwjzi

02/15/2022

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Our friends at Arts Etc. are holding their annual Kiawah Arts and House Tour! This organization supports our education program at Haut Gap Middle School and helps make the program accessible for students on Johns Island. You can find our more on their website, www.kiawahartetc.org.

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Timeline photos 02/14/2022

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02/12/2022

It's been great seeing all of your masked faces in the house for Ben Butler. ❤️ If you missed the first run, don't worry - we'll be back in two weeks with the return of this incredible show, both live and virtual!

Timeline photos 02/11/2022

Cold weather got you feeling like a couch potato? Never fear - PURE is bringing the stage to your home with live streamed performances of Ben Butler on March 11 & 12! Find out more and get your ticket here: https://ed.gr/dwh34

Timeline photos 02/08/2022

It's our busiest week yet! We've got five shows this week including:
👉🏼 "Pay What You Will" on Wednesday at 7:30pm
👉🏼 Matinee on Saturday at 3pm

Find a night you're free and join us for the fun! Tickets available on our website, http://ed.gr/dv4nu.

📸: David Mandel

02/05/2022

Cheers to opening weekend with our tremendously talented cast and crew! ✨ And a big thank you to everyone who joined us in the audience.

Be sure to catch this hilarious, thought-provoking show before it's gone. Get tickets on our website, puretheatre.org.

📸: David Mandel

02/03/2022

‼️ Sneak Peak Alert ‼️

Catch Ben Butler before it opens at a price you pick! Our "Pay What You Will" preview is tonight at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

🎥: Rodney Lee Rogers

Timeline photos 02/01/2022

What could be better than dinner and a show? With the PURE All-Access Flex Pass you get tickets to the remainder of the season and discounts at all these great restaurants before and after performances. Find out more on our website and make your reservations today!

Timeline photos 01/26/2022

We're having a fun time practicing with our Civil War props, emphasis on the "prop!" The firearms supplied for this production are designed for display only and are unable to be fired, so any gun-slinging you see is just good old-fashioned acting. Get your tickets to the action today!

📸: David Mandel

Timeline photos 01/25/2022

Our boys have been growing out their beards and we can't wait to see them! While masks are required in rehearsal, actors will perform without them for the best possible performance experience. Get your tickets today and don't miss out on the Big Reveal next weekend!

Timeline photos 01/20/2022

What was supposed to be our opening night is now just another rehearsal, but we're grateful to be back on stage together! Stay safe and we'll see you in two weeks for Opening Night. ✨

Health and Safety Protocols | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC 01/19/2022

Health and Safety Protocols | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC

As we continue to monitor COVID cases in our state and county, we wanted to remind you of the measures we're taking to keep you safe! 😷 Check out our updated COVID protocols through the link below, and join us in helping to stop the spread.

Health and Safety Protocols | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols   Due to the recent surge in COVID cases both nationally and locally, for everyone’s safety, we have updated our performance schedule to allow more time for the Omicron variant to subside. Our whole team is being tested regularly, and we are masking cast, crew, ...

“Ben Butler” Coming to PURE Theatre 01/18/2022

“Ben Butler” Coming to PURE Theatre

“Ben Butler” Coming to PURE Theatre PURE Theatre today announced its upcoming show, Ben Butler by Richard Strand. The show will run the first two weeks in February and then will return for the first two weeks in March at the Cannon Street Arts Center. When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin....

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

How do you like to start off your week? We start ours treading the boards for Ben Butler! 🎭 Stay tuned for more exclusive rehearsal content coming soon, and be sure to get your tickets on our website!

📸: Miles Boinest

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC 01/14/2022

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC

Due to the surge in COVID cases both locally and nationally we are making some adjustments to our performance dates for Ben Butler. You can see the updates on our website, linked below. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC Ben Butlerby Richard Strand Directed by Mark Landis*Cannon Street Arts CenterFebruary 3-February 12 + March 3-March 12 with Addison Dent, Michael Smallwood*, R.W. Smith* & Josh Wilhoit* * = PURE Core Ensemble When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin Butler....

Photos from PURE Theatre's post 01/10/2022

"I was never into the Jonas Bros but I recognize that they were big for a lot of people." - PURE's resident superstar, Michael Smallwood, being super modest about sharing screen time with Joe Jonas! 🤩

You can catch his cameo in season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones, steaming now on HBO Max.

Timeline photos 01/07/2022

As our season of giving comes to a close, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you who supported us in the last year. Whether you watched a show virtually, helped us break in our new outdoor theatre at Cannon Street, or donned your mask to join us inside, you have made our return to producing exceptional theatre experiences possible. We wouldn't be PURE without you!

📸: David Mandel

Charleston arts orgs ready for major debuts in 2022 - Charleston City Paper 01/05/2022

Charleston arts orgs ready for major debuts in 2022 - Charleston City Paper

"There is so much new and exciting performance art coming to Charleston in the coming months...Get your vaccines and book your tickets now."

Thanks to Michael Smallwood for including us in the list of major local debuts to look forward to! You can find out more info on our upcoming shows on our website, and check out the article for more local arts events.

Charleston arts orgs ready for major debuts in 2022 - Charleston City Paper The art scene in Charleston officially returned in 2021 after a bumpy year in 2020, but there's even more ahead for 2022.

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC 01/03/2022

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC

New Year, same PURE! We're working hard and counting down the days until we see you at Ben Butler, opening January 20th. Find out more on our website, https://puretheatre.org/ben-butler/

Ben Butler | PURE Theatre | Charleston, SC Ben Butlerby Richard Strand Directed by Mark LandisCannon Street Arts CenterJanuary 20 – February 12 When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma—follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that...

Timeline photos 12/31/2021

Thank you for another incredible year! Celebrate safely, and we'll see you all in 2022. ❤️

Timeline photos 12/30/2021

A new story is starting to emerge....

Ben Butler, coming January 2022.

📸: David Mandel

A solid reputation for artistic excellence in provocative contemporary theatre.

Since 2003, the ensemble actors of Charleston’s acclaimed PURE Theatre have built a solid reputation for artistic excellence in provocative contemporary theatre. PURE’s 15th Anniversary Season enjoyed record attendance of both new and returning audiences. The 20 professional actors comprising the Core Ensemble are the soul of PURE’s work. Serving a sophisticated and diverse audience with a taste for new work, PURE presents a compelling five-play season between September and June. Endeavoring annually to outdo what was accomplished in years past, PURE continually makes three promises to its audience:


  • To always tell a story worth listening to

  • To only pursue excellence

  • To always give the audience something to talk about
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