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  • Alyssa Brennan

Theater department to put on 'Steel Pier'

The Coastal Carolina Department of Theater will be preforming ‘Steel Pier’ at the end of February and early March.

‘Steel Pier’ is a musical that was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb in 1997.

“[It] is set in a 1933 Atlantic City ballroom, where a crowd has gathered to compete for a $2,000 prize and a shot at showbiz fame. The story follows aging celebrity Rita Pacine as she embarks on her last dance marathon, surrounded by a cast of partners, contestants and evolving relationships,” according to CCU’s cultural arts website. “Described as an American fable in two acts and 20 scenes and nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Steel Pier Lindy hops its way, by turns dark and hopeful, across the dance floor.”

‘Steel Pier’ will be preformed Thursday, Feb. 21- Saturday, Feb 23 at 7:30, Wednesday, Feb. 27- Saturday, March 2 at 7:30. Before the 7:30 performance on March 2, there will be one at 3 p.m. They will be performing in the Wheelwright Auditorium and tickets will be $25. Be sure to show your student ID for a discounted price.

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