Arts: Spoleto Selects
Our 10 top picks for this year’s Spoleto Festival
1. Bullet Catch
Writer and performer Rob Drummond is “William Wonder” in this intense, theatrical magic show at Emmett Robinson Theatre.
2. Compagnie Käfig
This globally acclaimed all-male ensemble heats up the TD Arena with a combo of samba, hip-hop, and capoeira..
3. Festival Finale
(Music & More)
The finale’s always a blast! Pack a picnic, stroll Middleton Place, and groove to The Red Stick Ramblers before the fireworks show.
4. J.D. McPherson
June 7 & 8
What’s Spoleto without a show at the Cistern? Hear Oklahoma-native McPherson’s soulful rock ’n‘ roll-meets-R&B tunes under the stars.
5. Le Grand C
May 22-27, 29-31 & June 1
Compagnie XY’s acrobats soar and stack into amazing formations to traditional French music.
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company performs actor and director Steven Berkoff’s modern adaptation of the classic.
May 23-July 6
Five artists transformed printed books and other literary works into sculpture for this Halsey exhibit.
8. The Intergalactic Nemesis
(Live Action Graphic Novels)
Comic book images fill a two-story-high projection screen at the Sottile as actors voice myriad characters and a keyboardist plays an original score.
9. Messa da Requiem
Joseph Flummerfelt conducts the Westminster Choir, CSO Chorus, and Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in his final concert as Spoleto’s Artistic director for Choral Activities.
10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 23, 25-28, 30-31 & June 1-3, 5-9
Theater troupe Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company conspire in this magical production making its U.S. premiere.
Learn More: Find the full schedule, including prices and locations, and buy tickets at www.spoletousa.org.
Photographs by (Bullet Catch) Niall Walker, (Compagnie Kafig) Michel Cavalca, (Finale & Messa Da Requiem) Julia Lynn, (J.D. McPherson) Samantha Franklin, (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Simon Annand, (Oedipus) Helen Warner & Courtesy of (Le Grand C) Compagnie XY, (The Intergalactic Nemesis) The Intergalactic Nemesis, & (“Rebound”) the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art/all provided by Spoleto Festival USA