You’ve got lots of choices when it comes to theater performances this weekend. Because it’s 2 p.m. on a Friday and we’re all ready for the weekend, we’re going to list them quickly: 

Blood and Gifts at Woolfe Street Playhouse. The regional premiere of this spy vs. spy story, where the spies are from the Soviet Union, the U.S., Pakistan, and Britain. It takes place in the 1980s during the Soviet-Afghani war, so you’ll learn some history here, too. 

Tape at Threshold Repertory Theatre. A drama that takes place during a high school reunion. There are mix tapes. Drugs. High school sweethearts. Sounds like our first Christmas break home from college. 

Dearly Departed by the Flowertown Players. Screwball comedy about a dysfunctional family who comes together to bury their patriarch. It’s as Southern as Steel Magnolias, but without all the weeping. 

Grease at Bishop England High School. Because Grease should be performed by real high school students. 

Miss Nelson is Missing!, by the Footlight Players. Based on the very funny children’s book, this one is for the kiddies.  

Home on the Mornin’ Train by CofC’s Theatre Department. We actually City Picked this one — read our write-up here

The Underpants by Charleston Stage. Read our review of this absurd, Steve Martin-adapted comedy here

Hogs, at the Crabpot Players Theatre. Hey, we City Picked this one too! Read it here

Outside Mullingar at PURE. Irish farmers, comedy, and a love story. What’s not to like? 

Fever at Charleston Performing Arts Center. If you’re feeling naughty, see this original musical tribute to risk-taking women entertainers. 

And there you have it. Now pick a few and go get your tickets. 

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