Piedmont College South PacificPiedmont College Theatre opens season with South Pacific


The Piedmont College Theatre Department presented its first show of the season, South Pacific, at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29-Oct.1; and 2 p.m., Oct. 2 on the Mainstage Theater in the Swanson Center for the Performing Arts and Communications at the college in Demorest.

The classic Broadway play, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, won a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1950. It is based on the book of short stories “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener. The show is set during World War II at a U.S. Navy base on a South Pacific island. Themes of racial discrimination and love are explored with two couples and the weaving story lines between them. The musical includes favorites such as “One Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” and “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Call the box office at 706-778-3000 ext. 1355 for reservations.