Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival present a 17-day feast of the arts featuring some of the most talented artists from the School of the Arts, from the local area and from around the world.
Part of Piccolo Spoleto, the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ Stelle di Domani series features students, faculty and alumni from the Department of Theatre and Dance. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel the power of dance and the theatre in five professionally presented events. The cultural adventure begins on Saturday, May 25 and continues through Thursday, June 7. View the entire Stelle di Domani series, or see below. (Various times/dates/CofC venues/admission costs)
MOVEMENT UNCOVERED – The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly supports the annual residency concert with Annex Dance Company. Presenting students and professionals in modern dance works that dig deep into the creative process on the path to movement invention, Movement Uncovered includes student choreography and Annex repertory. [more info and tickets]
THE WOLVES – A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, Sarah DeLappe’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves, is a high energy ensemble play examining ambition, fear, and loss with humor and truth in a tightly packed 90 minutes. [more info and tickets]
STOP KISS – In Stop Kiss, Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie’s good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Playwright Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play. [more info and tickets]
UNDER THE LIGHTS – This perennial Piccolo Spoleto Festival favorite highlights original College of Charleston student works. A series of 10-minute plays, Under the Lights features winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. [more info and tickets]
STAGED READINGS – The winner and runner-up of the 2019 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest are showcased during this special performance. Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. This event is free and open to the public – No ticket or reservation is needed. [more info]