Village Playhouse has some standout Piccolo shows

Plenty of goodness at Piccolo this year

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The reviews are in, and it looks like Piccolo Spoleto is charming the pants off our critics. Of particular note are the shows at Village Playhouse where they've brought back Shipwrecked, a play that our reviewer Signe Pike found to be engaging, unique, whimsical, and inventive.

One really shouldn't toss such weighty words around, but after attending the opening performance of Shipwrecked: An Entertainment, no other words came to mind.

Also playing at the Mt. Pleasant theatre is [title of show], a meta-musical that Greg Hambrick found to be hilarious and clever, particularly for musical theatre fans like himself.

Showmos and theatre queens take note, this is your kind of musical. Thomas and Archer play the sexuality of the two creators very matter-of-fact, but there are some lines you're destined to recognize from personal experience, like, "Drag queens are fabulous at night, but in the day? Not so much."

Elsewhere, our critics had a great time at The Reckoning, were impressed by David Lee Nelson's funny but poignant one-man show, and enjoyed the campiness of Devil Boys from Beyond at the Footlight Players Theatre.

Click here for a full rundown of recent reviews, and you'll find out that there are some duds at this year's festival too.

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