University of South Carolina

Lab Theatre to present ‘Language of Angels’ Nov. 19-22

The University of South Carolina will present Naomi Iizuka’s “Language of Angels” Nov. 19 – 22 in the Lab Theatre, located in the Booker T. Washington building on Wheat Street.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with an additional 10:30 p.m. showing Friday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Directed by Amy Holtcamp, the play is an eerie cycle of ghost stories about a young girl who mysteriously disappears inside a North Carolina cave. In the years that follow, her friends try to forget what happened in the cave that night. But, as they avoid the truth, they one by one meet their own tragic fates. The suspense builds as the characters question the origin – natural or supernatural? – of the apparent “curse” and whether they had a hand in the tragic events.

“Our production is about how one goes about making peace with their ghosts—and the past,” said Holtcamp. “This is, first and foremost, a ghost story. The story is alive with the supernatural and the other-worldly. But the play also delves into the ways in which we are each haunted by the memory of our own tragic events.”

Naomi Iizuka, head of the University of California at San Diego’s MFA program in playwriting, was born in Tokyo and raised in Japan, Indonesia, Holland and Washington, D.C. Her award-winning work has been produced and developed throughout the United States.

Holtcamp, who has directed numerous productions throughout the country, has directed two other Lab Theatre productions, “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” and “Iphigenia and Other Daughters.”

For more information on “Language of Angels” and other Lab Theatre productions, contact Kevin Bush at 803-777-9353 or via e-mail

‘Language of Angels’

  • What: Dramatic production of eerie cycle of ghost stories about a young girl who mysteriously disappears inside a North Carolina cave
  • When: Nov. 19 – 22, 8 p.m. each night, plus 10:30 p.m. show Fridya, Nov. 20
  • Where: Lab Theatre, located in Booker T. Washington building on Wheat Street

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Posted: 11/17/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/17/09 @ 1:09 PM | Permalink