Maestro Abdiel Iriarte sits at the piano surrounded by, left to right, Alfonso Riley, Dylan Rowe, Javetta Campbell, Christian Smalls, and Thomas Brown
South of Broadway Theatre Company (SOBTC) partners with NYC's Patton Daye Slater Productions to present Love & Southern D!scomfort
, a first step in getting the show to Broadway, in Charleston this January.
The show premieres at the Charleston Music Hall on Sat. Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online
Love & Southern D!scomfort
is a musical mystery starring Tony Award nominee Felicia P. Fields (from The Color Purple
). It takes place in rural Louisiana and tells the story of a family torn apart by addiction, mental illness, and a dark secret.
Felicia P. Fields has starred in productions of Dreamgirls and The Color Purple
With this production, SOBTC wants to, according to a press release, "take on the demand for diversity and inclusiveness in the entertainment industry by spotlighting inter-racial relationships, non-traditional casting of aspiring young artists with Down syndrome, and the theatrical debut of a recent ward of the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC)."
As part of their "My Ticket to the Arts" initiative, SOBTC is providing free tickets to CYDC and other local "needs-based" schools for their January shows.
Learn more about South of Broadway and all of their initiatives, including a diversity forum
on Sun. Jan. 13, online at southofbroadway.com