We're excited to announce that Trustus Theatre is producing a full theatrical musical based on our album, Constance. We're keeping focus on completing our new album, West, while enthusiastically serving as producers and consultants to the show. We can't wait to experience Constance's live band and 25-person cast from the audience. Hope you'll join us.
Friday, May 4 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 – 3:00pm
Thursday, May 10 – 7:30pm
Friday, May 11 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 12 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 16 – 7:30pm
Thursday, May 17 – 7:30pm
Friday, May 18 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8:00pm
A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on May 6th.
Trustus Press Release
After two sold-out workshop performances and a touring performance to Spartanburg, SC – Columbia’s own musical theatre creation makes its way back to the Thigpen Main Stage for a full production. Based on the critically acclaimed concept album of the same name, The Restoration’s Constance is a multi-generational cautionary tale, told through historical fiction.
Set between the late 1800s and 1930s in Lexington, South Carolina, Constance focuses on the fictional Constance Owen, an unrealized musical prodigy born to poor cotton farmers several years after the American Civil War. After her mother passes, Constance falls in love with Aaron Vale, a carpenter and musician from Chicago who’s recently moved to Lexington.
The birth of their mixed-race son, Thomas, plants a seed of discriminative hate in the surrounding community which brings about the bankrupting of the Vale family by the most powerful family in town: The Palmers. Years later, Thomas’ nihilistic vengeance against the Palmers sets off a cataclysmic series of violent events, as the South and the rest of the world plunge into the Great Depression.
Music and Story by The Restoration
Lyrics by Daniel Machado and Adam Corbett
Book by Chad Henderson
Directed by Chad Henderson
Music Direction by Daniel Machado
Tickets go on sale: April 4th at 12am