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Stelle di Domani 2019

Stelle di Domani 2019 showcases four ticketed productions and one free staged readings.  We begin with The Wolves, Stop Kiss, Movement Uncovered, Under the Lights and Staged Readings.  See below for information about each event and please check the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs official Piccolo Spoleto website at http://www.piccolospoleto.com/ for details for the 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Festival!  

Stelle 2019

The Wolves, by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Glenda Byars

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. 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.

Dates: 5/25 at 5pm, 5/26 at 2pm, 5/27 at 7:30pm, 5/28 at 7:30pm, 5/29 at 7:30pm

Venue: Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun Street

Admission: $21 (general admission); $16 (students and seniors) 

Run time: 90 minutes

Stop Kiss, by Diana Son and directed by Jonathan Harper

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. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.

Dates: 5/30 at 8:30pm, 5/31 at 8:30pm, 6/1 at 2pm and 7pm, 6/2 at 8pm

Venue: CofC Theatre 220, 54 St. Philip Street

Admission: $17 general admission; $14 (students and seniors) 

Run time: 2 Hours

Movement Uncovered (Annex Dance Company)

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.

Dates: 5/31 at 7pm, 6/2 at 3pm and 6pm

Venue: Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun Street

Admission: $17 (general admission);  $14 (students and seniors) 

Run time: 60 minutes

Under the Lights

This perennial Piccolo 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.

Dates: 6/4 at 9pm, 6/5 at 3pm and 8pm, 6/6 at 9pm, 6/7 at 8pm

Venue: CofC Theatre 220, 54 St. Philip Street

Admission: $17 (general admission); $14 (students and seniors) 

Run time: 2 Hours

Staged Readings

Free staged readings of the 2019 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. 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. 

Dates: 5/28 and 5/29 at 3pm, and 6/6 and 6/7 at 3pm

Venue: CofC Theatre 220, 54 St. Philip Street

Admission: FREE

Run time: 2 Hours