It’s the Spoleto Festival and it gets underway tonight with three previews of performances at venues around downtown.
Khmeropédies I & II is the evolution of tradition dance from the Khmer royal court of Cambodia. Modernized by choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon, they’ll dance seven miles east on Savannah Highway at the Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston at 7 p.m., then at noon from May 28-30. Tickets are $32.
The Kneehigh Threatre return to Charleston at the Memminger Auditorium with their award-winning production of The Red Shoes. Based of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, they’ve added original music and theatre magic to a classic tale of a girl enamored with her shoes. Tickets start at $25 for the show, which will start tonight at 8 p.m., then have 10 more presentations through June 5.
The Druid Theatre Company will present their masterpiece The Cripple of Inishmaan throughout Spoleto at the Dock Street Theatre, east on SC-61 to the James Island Expressway and Lockwood Drive. This dark comedy about “Cripple” Billy and his attempt to audition for a Hollywood director has received awards and praise from all comers.
Tickets start at $25 and you can judge for yourself. Let us know what you thought about it on our Facebook page.
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