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THEATRE SERIES: My First Time

THEATRE SERIES: My First Time—(90min) My First Time features four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people. In the late 90′s, a website was created that allowed people to anonymously share their own true stories about their First Times. The website became an instant phenomenon as over 40,000 stories […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Complete History of Charleston for Morons

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Complete History of Charleston for Morons  (one act comedy revue, 60 min) Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes!  A comedy history lesson accessible enough for morons to enjoy — forever answering the hard to ask questions like:  Can you still perform in black face?  What took Mel Gibson so long […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Reformed Whores

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Reformed Whores—(musical comedy duo, 60 minutes)  What do you get when you combine an accordion, a ukulele, and two southern belles who’ve washed away their sins but forgot to rinse out their mouths?  The musical/comedy duo Reformed Whores, of course!  They have shared the stage with well-known comedians such as Hannibal Buress and […]

THEATRE SERIES: Puss-in-Boots

 THEATRE SERIES: Puss-in-Boots—(50min) Join Puss and his best friend Johnny as they stalk the Forest de Landes, hunting for evil fairies and saving distressed damsels! Along the way, they learn to embrace and celebrate the things that make each of us unique. Based on several traditional French fairy tales, this high energy adventure is fun for all […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh Lecture

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh Lecture - The author and producer of Mrs. John Marsh, will be offering a free lecture. Melita Easter will be discussing her inspiration for writing Mrs. John Marsh, as well as discussing “Gone With the Wind”.  May 24 at 2pm. Admission Free. Theatre 220, Simons Center for the Arts, […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: They Call Me Arethusa

 STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: They Call Me Arethusa— (60min) Arethusa has been turned into a river, or so everyone thinks. Rather, she has joined a society of women with some very troubling secrets.  College of Charleston alumna Jessica Colie McClellan spent three months in conversation with women from all walks of life who have had […]

THEATRE SERIES: SPAMALOT

THEATRE SERIES: SPAMALOT—(90min) At last! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT  is coming to Woolfe Street Playhouse. This is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With music and lyrics by the Grammy-Award winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and book by Mr. Idle, SPAMALOT tells […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company—(Improv Comedy, 90min) No scripts!  All improv!  This high-energy show is entirely based on your audience suggestion so every show is different.  Two lucky audience members will actually become part of the show.  This 19th year The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand improv comedy AND will […]

THEATRE SERIES: The Duncan Storm

THEATRE SERIES: The Duncan Storm—(Drama, 90min – Sensitive Subject Matter) A Minstrel Show in black and white; can something so wrong, make things right? This Deuce Theatre original tackles racism in a bitingly absurd and poignant Minstrel-style show based on Jim Crow-era Charleston’s true story of the trial and hanging of Daniel Duncan.  May 24, 27, […]

THEATRE SERIES: Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up

THEATRE SERIES: Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up (not kid friendly, 90min) – In this new work making its East Coast Premiere, from What If’? Productions, Hollywood’s hottest young couple and fantasy film franchise stars have decided to split up for good. As the media erupts in speculation and their fanbase begins to dissolve, one man […]

THEATRE SERIES: EVITA

THEATRE SERIES: EVITA— (Musical, 90min)  Ambitious, charismatic, and controversial, Eva Peron escaped abject poverty for the glamour of Buenos Aires, becoming a starlet at twenty-two, the Argentine President’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and sadly dead by thirty-three. “Saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy…” She left a captivating and unique legacy. With […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Mary Kay Has a Posse

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Mary Kay Has a Posse (improv comedy, 55 min) Charleston’s original all-female improv comedy group!  Part talk show format (similar to The View), part long form improv, ALL funny!  Bitingly witty, unpredictable, and politically incorrect the ladies of “Posse Talk” break all the rules.  “An unforgettable night of laughing ’til your face hurts.”  Charleston […]

THEATRE SERIES: 1963

THEATRE SERIES: 1963 (Drama, 120min) (ages 10 and up) – At sixteen, Mollie Chandler realizes the races are not equal: the world is not fair. Her African – American friend James Walters, also sixteen, always knew it. As they watched the frightening, exhilarating events of 1963 unfold; they determined to be a part of a movement that […]

THEATRE SERIES: Voix de Ville

 THEATRE SERIES: Voix de Ville—(75min)  Illusionist Howard Blackwell will allow the audience to take a trip back in time.  This trip will examine some of the greatest performance material ever presented on a live stage. He will recreate many of the greatest illusions and mental effects ever performed on the Vaudeville circuit…with a bit of a […]

THEATRE SERIES: Between God & The Goatman

THEATRE SERIES: Between God & The Goatman (staged reading) - a play reading presented by Threshold Repertory Theatre & Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina. A poor rural South Carolina family faced with loss finds hope in magical moments woven with humor and conflict in this charming new play of a family caught between God and the Goatman, by award-winning playwright, Ceille Baird […]

THEATRE SERIES: Vaudeville Revival

THEATRE SERIES: Vaudeville Revival (Ages 18 and up due to content and language, 105min) – Is a carnival revival performance troupe based in Charleston, SC.  They reproduce forgotten acts from the golden days of carnival and Vaudeville, updated for a modern audience. Featuring staples of the carnival sideshows; Carnivalesque presents acrobats, belly dance, illusion, mentalism, burlesque, sideshow […]

THEATRE SERIES: Speak of Me As I Am

THEATRE SERIES: Speak of Me As I Am—(Drama, 90min)KB Solomon appears as Paul Robeson returns from “The Time Un-Time” to give account of his stand and to address today’s America with inspiring dialogue, patriotic and popular songs most of which Robeson recorded. His rare basso profundo sound is astounding as he channels Paul Robeson back from […]

THEATRE SERIES: Bubbling Brown Sugar

THEATRE SERIES: Bubbling Brown Sugar—(Musical, 120min)  This musical revue by Loften Mitchell is based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire and features the music of numerous African-American artists who were popular during the Harlem Renaissance, including Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Original music, including the title theme song “Bubbling Brown […]

THEATRE SERIES: Johny Duke Left

THEATRE SERIES: Johny Duke Left—(Drama, 95min) Shrimper Tucker Simmons is leaving McClellanville, SC, right after he buries his older brother Johny Duke, but then the ghost of Johny returns to try and convince him to stay… and Johny only has until the end of his funeral to convince Tucker to stay and fight for his home.  […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Under the Lights

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Under the Lights— (120min) This Production (in its eighth incarnation and a Stelle favorite) showcases a series of original student written 10-minute plays. Included are the winners of the 2014 Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the 2014 Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. Join us for an evening focused on the voices and […]

THEATRE SERIES: The Portable Dorothy Parker

THEATRE SERIES: The Portable Dorothy Parker—(90min) Poet and author Dorothy Parker reminisces about her life, loves, work, her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F. Scott Fitzgerald , Ernest Hemingway), and the wits of Algonquin Round Table (Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman), while selecting stories and poems for her 1944 collection, The Portable Dorothy Parker.  (adult […]

THEATRE SERIES: Mark Twain’s Final Tour

 THEATRE SERIES: Mark Twain’s Final Tour—(Drama, 110min)  This season, on the 179th anniversary of his birth, one of our most compelling and seasoned performers re-creates 1905 with his internationally acclaimed show. Writer and director Stan Gill delights audiences with selections that include visits from local interviewers, foreign tour guides and Satan. There are reminiscences funny and […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Squirm and Germ

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Squirm and Germ (hip-hop comedy duo, 60 min) Hailing from NYC, these two MC’s use their hip-hop alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with high-energy songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of Rockapella, and […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: 2014 National Runner-up – Veils by Tom Coash

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: 2014 National Runner-up – Veils by Tom Coash – Tom Coash has had numerous productions of his plays both here and abroad and has worked for such theaters as Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Tom has won several playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hammerstein Emerging Playwright Award, […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Ithamar Has Nothing to Say

 PICCOLO FRINGE:Ithamar Has Nothing to Say (one man show, 50min)In the tradition of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean, Ithamar Enriquez performs a one man sketch show without saying a single word. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Louis Armstrong to Daft Punk to Nintendo theme songs and many more. Ithamar is an alumnus […]

THEATRE SERIES: The Testament of Mary

THEATRE SERIES: The Testament of Mary—(Drama, 90min)  a 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for best play, is based on the award winning novella by Colm Toibin. The Testament of Mary is a lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise […]

THEATRE SERIES: The Charleston

THEATRE SERIES: The Charleston - (90 min) Welcome back to an electrifying era: from the birth of jazz to the dance phenomenon of The Charleston … The Jazz Age! Come and meet those dancing feet as we take you on a musical journey of the dance that influenced the Roaring Twenties and Big-Band era. Experience the […]

THEATRE SERIES: Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

THEATRE SERIES: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves—(60min) These engaging shows have carrying cast sizes from five to fifteen. Most shows contain seven to nine musical numbers, and they all have lively audience participation sequences and high-energy chase scenes, both of which are SPROUTS hallmarks.  May 30 and June 6 at 7pm, May 31 and June 7 […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Brandy and Greg Improv Show

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Brandy and Greg Improv Show  (improv comedy, 70 min)  Two of Theatre 99’s founders Brandy Sullivan and Greg Tavares do what they do best…improvise.  Fast, fresh and funny! Come get on the ride for what will be a fast paced combination of hilarious improv games, characters and scenes. If you like to […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Alumni Dance Concert

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Alumni Dance Concert— (75min) showcases the creative spirit of graduates from the College of Charleston’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance.  This concert commemorates the connection between the alumni and the department, and promotes a partnership between professional and emerging dance artists.  Enjoy the choreography and performances of our talented alumni. May 31 […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo  (improv comedy, 90 min)  The UCBTourCo show consists of two hilarious halves of the freshest longform improv the nation has to offer. The TourCo cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles – these performers are the “next wave” of comedy superstars […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mad Gravity

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mad Gravity— (105min) The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly re-stages this sell-out, improbably loopy, award-winning farce (2013 T.M. National Playwriting runner-up, 2013 Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner and Finalist at The Eugene O’Neill). The play unites a host couple, a performance artist who insists on bringing his […]

THEATRE SERIES: Two Tales from Concord, Virginia

THEATRE SERIES: Two Tales from Concord, Virginia - (70min) The “love child of Truman Capote and Eudora Welty” (NYC’s Next) tells tales from his mythical Blue Ridge Mountain town. Experience a madcap horseback odyssey of a well-favored lady and the heroic antics of a moonshining grand old lady. “The Southern Gothic genre is marvelously reincarnated in these beguiling […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Middle Ground

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Middle Ground— (60min) Celebrates the collaboration between the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Annex Dance Company, a local, professional modern dance company.   Selected works are drawn from both repertoires and include blended casts, collaborative choreography, and dances that explore the intersections of physicality, beauty, and convergence.  May 30 […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell  — (100min) by Melita Easters.  This lively and humorous one-woman show about the reclusive author of Gone With the Wind is especially timely as the film premiered 75 years ago. The play stars Saluda Camp, a Charleston native and graduate of the College of […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Surprise

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Surprise – (one man show, 60 min)  An unbelievably true story! While traveling in Saigon with his girlfriend, Dockery discovers he has 3½-year old half-Vietnamese twin siblings, 36-years younger than him. Called “A master storyteller” by The Post & Courier (The Bike Trip) and “A gifted physical comic” by Charleston City Paper […]

THEATRE SERIES: He Cannot Escape Always: A Brother’s Unfortunate Prophecy

THEATER SERIES: He Cannot Escape Always: A Brother’s Unfortunate Prophecy - (60min) The life and death of John Julius Pringle Alston will be the subject of this dramatic reading. This is the story of family, patriotism, honor, duty and the human tragedy of war. A narrator sets the scene and provides historical context on the war. […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: GUMP / Strangers Wanted

PICCOLO FRINGE: GUMP / Strangers Wanted  (2 comedy shows, 90 min) Dennie & Sharp: GUMP Life is like a box of chocolates, but in this show you know what you’re going to get as New York City sketch duo Dennie & Sharp (Time Out New York “Duo to Watch”) present the 1994 Academy Award winning […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: 2014 National Winner – Safe by Donna Hoke

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: 2014 National Winner – Safe by Donna Hoke - Donna Hoke is a Buffalo-based, award-winning playwright whose work has been commissioned, produced, and/or developed in 24 states and four foreign countries, and counting. She makes her artistic home as an ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions. Hoke is also author […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: The Pit

 PICCOLO FRINGE: The Pit—(2 person show, 60 min)  In this funny, fast-paced, and surreal send-up of domestic bliss, a husband and wife must negotiate both their marriage and the growing, bottomless pit that’s opened up in their bedroom. “4 STARS: Like the fringe equivalent of a jazz masterpiece, The Pit sweeps its viewers up in […]

THEATRE SERIES: Tonight A Clown Will Travel Time

THEATRE SERIES: Tonight A Clown Will Travel Time—(Drama, 50min) Clown, archivist, and amateur scientist Albert Billows has built a time machine. Haunted by the bloodthirsty execution of law-breaking pachyderm and inspired by a mysterious woman from a century earlier, Albert Billows escapes to the past in order to change the course of history and finally do […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Elephant’s Graveyard

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: Elephant’s Graveyard — (75min) Written by George Brant, is a play based on the true story of one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the circus. An accident in a small town brings out the animal in everyone involved. Directed by Edward Precht, it is brought back after a sold-out […]

PICCOLO FRINGE: Stuckey & Murray

 PICCOLO FRINGE: Stuckey & Murray  (musical comedy duo, 60 min)  Since erecting their empire 12 years ago, comedy-music duo Stuckey & Murray have won the affection of millions by becoming semi-finalists on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and appearing on HBO’s “Funny as Hell”, “The Chelsea Handler Show” and “Cash Cab”.  Their live show is a blend […]

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Elephant in My Closet

STELLE DI DOMANI SERIES: The Elephant in My Closet— (65min) Me.  Coming out to my father.  As a Democrat.  The hit solo show from David Lee Nelson, created with Adam Knight, returns for one final run where it all began.  “4 Stars”- Time Out, NY .  “Hits precisely the right notes at exactly the right place and […]