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Paperhouse Theatre is dedicated to bringing the Charlotte area inventive, human, and entertaining theatre pieces that stretch our creativity. We have two types of shows: Mainstage Performances and Special Events.


Mainstage Performances - Classics, new works, forgotten plays, experimental, and everywhere in between. 


Special Events - UnRehearsed Shakespeare, Brews and Improv, and Drinking Game (cult movies)


UnRehearsed Shakespeare - AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare - part improv, all Shakespeare

A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde’s witty comedic melodrama, challenges the ideals of morality, piety, and social importance in this progressive battle of the sexes. 

The k of d - an urban legend.

Laura Schellhardt. A spooky tale of a 12 year old girl whose brother’s death sets off a mysterious series of events. At times funny and touching, one actor portays the whole town affected by this death.

School for Wives

Moliere. Rich, middle aged Arnolphe plans to avoid the pitfalls of love and marriage by teaching his own intended bride how to be the perfect wife. But when unexpected competition appears it will be the teacher who gets schooled in love.

We Won't Pay We Won't Pay

Dario Fo. A socialist farce, think Honeymooners meets Karl Marx. Silliness abounds as two couples try to navigate a food riot and a factory shutdown.

La Ronde

Arthur Schnitzler's classic play of love and sex. We are all connected in this circle dance of love. 

The Aliens

a play by Annie Baker, two deadbeat guys behind a coffeehouse, musing about lost girlfriends and lost dreams. When an awkward, lonely high school kid arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. 

Penny Penniworth

Chris Weikel. A Story of Great Good Fortune. Four actors swiftly carry us through this Dickensian farce.


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