South City Theatre 2024-25 season: ‘God of Carnage,’ ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor,’ more

For its 25th season, Pelham’s South City Theatre has a wide variety of comedy and drama planned, including work by Neil Simon, Yasmina Reza and Birmingham playwright David Garrett.

Here’s a look at what’s planned. (Note: South City did not announce specific dates, only months).

  • “Covering Dish” (August): Birmingham’s David Garrett’s comedy about the death of Great Aunt Eula Mae, five Southern sisters and a missing diamond ring.
  • “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script” (October): Based on the novel by H.G. Wells, a recreation of the original broadcast on CBS Radio uses Orson Welles’ original script for his Mercury Radio Theatre of the Air.
  • “A Doublewide Texas Christmas” (December): The town of Doublewide, Texas, population 10, enters the countywide Battle of the Mangers to try and retain their status as a town.
  • “God of Carnage” (February 2025): Yasmina Reza’s acclaimed play about two couples meeting to discuss the son of one couple hurting the son of the other couple.
  • “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (April 2025): All of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes.
  • “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” (June 2025): Neil Simon’s look at a weekly comedy-variety show in the 1950s.

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