I'm finding myself with a few minutes to spare before I have to be at Rebellion Road Studio for a podcast recording session with the members of Elephant Larry, the New York-based sketch comedy outfit who premiered a batch of new material last night at the American Theater as part of Theatre 99's Piccolo
Fringe. My understanding is they're coming with all five members of the group, so it's gonna be cozy in there.
Speaking of the podcast, I couldn't be happier with them. We've recorded conversations with a gaggle of fascinating Piccolo and Spoleto artists in the week or so leading up to the festival's opening, and there are plenty more on the way. After Elephant Larry today, I'll be hosting Charleston Ballet Theatre's Jill Bahr, Mr. One Man Star Wars Trology himself, Charlie Ross, Spoleto monologuist Mike Daisey, the Improvised Shakespeare Company, and lots more. So keep listening.
As soon as I can get back to my laptop, I'll post thoughts on yesterday's colorful opening performance from Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and my top experience from the festival so far, the extraordinary Tristan & Yseult at the Dock Street Theatre last night. On my schedule today: conversations With Ong Keng Sen, director of Geisha; Rode Hard and Put Away Wet at the American Theater; Paul Taylor Dance; and jazz from Marco Zurzolo.