BWW Reviews: TAPE at Threshold Repertory Theatre
(3/26/2015) - Stephen Belber's TAPE is not for the faint of heart. It's gritty and unyielding and raw, but what makes the story exciting is the way that each characters secrets are revealed over the course of the whole play. The language employed is not delicate- it is very human, which allows the reality of the events described to retain a very strong grip.
BWW Reviews: THE UNDERPANTS at Charleston Stage Company
(3/19/2015) - There are hidden agendas, passionate poets and scandalous undergarments galore in Charleston Stage Company's production of THE UNDERPANTS, running now through March 22! Originally titled 'Die Hose' and written by Carl Sternheim in the early 20th Century, this version has been adapted by funny-man Steve Martin for a modern audience. At first I was disenchanted by the title, but considering that we aren't talking about our 21st century ideas of lingerie and that the 'pants' in question are more like pantaloons, I was able to move on from that.
Ashleigh Hackett to Headline 27th Annual Kids Fair in Charleston This Sunday
(3/19/2015) - Gearing up for the release of ?'Can You Feel It,' the follow-up single and video to her debut release 'Let's Go!', multi-talented 9-year-old singer and multi-talented performer Ashleigh Hackett (www.ashleighhackett.com) will headline at the 27th Annual Kids Fair in Charleston, S.C. March 22.
Spoleto Festival USA Unveils 2015 Poster by Italian Artist Ugo Nespolo; Kicks Off 5/22
(3/18/2015) - A bright and bold poster designed by Italian artist Ugo Nespolo was unveiled by General Director Nigel Redden as the official 2015 Spoleto Festival USA poster today. Nespolo is the set and costume designer for Spoleto Festival USA's production of Francesco Cavalli's opera Veremonda l'amazzone di Aragona, which will have its American premiere-and first performances in over 350 years-at this year's Festival, running May 22 through June 7 in Charleston, South Carolina.
BWW Reviews: BLOOD AND GIFTS at Woolfe Street Playhouse
(3/17/2015) - I don't usually enjoy sitting through bleak plays. I prefer to be uplifted by the end. Woolfe Street Playhouse's production of BLOOD AND GIFTS by JT Rogers is not uplifting, but somehow kept me glued in my seat and somberly invested for its duration. A violently charged drama, the story takes place during the conflict over Afghanistan in the 1980's, involving the US, Great Britain, Soviet Russia, Pakistan and Iran. Seeing a story of such political relevance acted out live, offered a truly chilling experience, like seeing events on the news happening in real time.