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Lisa Benson plays the same role her grandmother did 40 years ago

By Kinsey Gidick, Charleston City Paper

Hay Fever

Lisa Benson (seated) plays the over-the-top Judith Bliss in Noel Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’. Also pictured are Cameron Christensen and Taylor Ann Spencer.

Lisa Benson was 19 when she saw her grandmother play the role of Judith Bliss in Footlight Players 1975 production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. Her grandmother, Fay Ball King, was a Footlight regular, performing in dozens of shows under the direction of Emmett Robinson and his assistant Dottie Donna. And with every play King was in …READ MORE


The Season

The 2015 – 2016 Footlight Players Season

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Aug. 7-23

“Quartet” Sept. 11-27

“Hay Fever” Oct.16-25

“Miracle on 34th Street” Dec. 4-20

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 2016

“Lend Me a Tenor” April 22-May 8, 2016

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    Footlight Players Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (theatrical fog, vaporizers or herbal cigarettes, strobe lights) that might affect a patron's comfort, please contact the box office at 843-722-4487.

    The 2015-2016 Footlight Season

    “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Aug. 7-23

    “Quartet” Sept. 11-27

    “Hay Fever” Oct. 16-25

    “Miracle on 34th Street” Dec. 4-20

    “A Streetcar Named Desire” Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 2016

    “Lend Me a Tenor” April 22-May 8, 2016

    Call the box office at 843-722-4487 or RESERVE your SEATS online.

    SAVE with Season Subscription packages.
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    Charleston, SC 29401