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“Quartet” at The Footlight Players

Do four retired English opera singers have what it takes to put on a concert again? Find out as The Footlight Players perform “Quartet,” a poignant comedy running September 11-27 at The Footlight Theatre, 20 Queen St in Charleston. Set in a home for retired musicians, three of the former opera singers are planning their annual concert to celebrate the composer Verdi’s birthday. But everything is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Is there any chance these four will ever sing together? Three of the four are keen to recreate the third act quartet from “Rigoletto,” but Jean still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. The show must go on … but how? Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. (Note: No performance Thursday Sept 17.)