When one thinks of American jazz greats, Duke Ellington is often the first to come to mind. An music icon for over 50 years, Duke’s music is being celebrated at the Charleston Performing Arts Center and I have a preview of what to expect. Listen in!
Set in an indeterminate future, How to Field Dress an Android, which won What If? Production‘s 2014 Playwright’s Festival, brings a rarity to the stage – science fiction. We’re not talking phasers, death stars, or giant sand worms, we’re talking people. And androids. And people killing androids. For sport. This isn’t a play about technology, it’s a bit more complex than that.
Listen in as Steve talks to the cast and director of Irene Pynn’s play How to Field Dress an Android. Read more
When you hear the word summer, what do you think of? Beach blanket bingo? Surf city? Do you want to stretch right up and touch the sky? Well, the temperature’s risin’ and it isn’t surprising that the time is right – for Summer Lovin’. Join me for this preview of the Charleston Performing Art Center’s production of Summer Lovin’. Read more
Following the Civil War, the city of Charleston continued to suffer through destruction and devastation brought on by the earthquake of 1886 and numerous deadly hurricanes. Through all this, the city forged a unique personality, distinct from the rest of the South. In Charleston The Musical, we discover much about the city, its people, and the birth of ragtime, tap dance, jazz, and that dance sensation, the Charleston. Listen in as I provide a preview of this wonderful show, now playing on James Island. Read more
If you were to write a play about 3 very ordinary people living very ordinary lives and working in very ordinary jobs, you’d likely end up with a very ordinary play. But if you’re award-winning writer Annie Baker, you’ll end up with a Pulitzer Prize winning play called The Flick.
If you’ve ever taken the plunge and moved away from home to a new town or city, you’ve likely faced the daunting task of making new friends. I was recently asked about this in a response to another blog post. I’ll tell you what worked for me, but first, a little background. Read more
Jenn C, a northern transplant and marketing enthusiast (I’m really not sure what that is, but anyway) recently got Charlestonians in an uproar with her recent blog post. In it she explains why Charleston isn’t the town for her. Well, she upset quite a few folks and seems to be at a loss for why. Lemme ‘splain. Read more
Stephen Belber’s 1999 play Tape is noted for its edginess and surprise twists. Charleston’s Threshold Repertory Theatre is bring this engaging play to their stage and I had a chance to sit down with director Jay Danner and his amazing cast and crew to talk about what it takes to put on such a challenging show. Give a listen. Read more
Given the increased sales and attention being paid to the erotica industry…
Did you know there’s Sasquatch erotica in addition to dinosaur erotica and tentacle erotica? I’m not making this up!
And given how poorly written the sex scenes were in 50 Shades of Grey, it stands to reason that these works of art(!) become formulaic over time. It takes a lot of sticky pages to satisfy the lust for reading that many frustrated housewives seem to experience. With that in mind, I’d like to offer some keyboard shortcuts to enable in the word processing software of your choosing so that you can jump on the bandwagon and begin selling your tawdry tentacle love triangle quick. Each shortcut will insert a particular type of sex scene. Use with caution. Read more