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I Ate a Rainbow for Breakfast

When: Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m., May 25-June 10, Sat., May 26, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 27, 3 p.m. 2012

At first it might sound like something a 5-year-old would say. But wait. I Ate a Rainbow for Breakfast is a fun, adults-only peek into the world of poetry and art. Ascension Theatre founder and poet Joanna Crowell will launch her first book I Ate a Rainbow for Breakfast: Poems and Performances and perform poetry from it, while her family, art teacher Elayna Shakur and Utopia Boutique owner Beki Crowel, will exhibit their artwork. Combine that with the largest cyclorama in Charleston — a concave theatrical wall used for light projections — and you’ve opened a Pandora’s box of all things passion, sexuality, and spirituality. Buy your own copy of I Ate a Rainbow for Breakfast this weekend, and it will be your ticket to the Sunday afternoon conversation with the author. “It’ll be a completely new experience, because it’s not poetry read … it’s poetry being performed in a synergistic way with the art,” Crowell says. “I’ve never seen anything like it in Charleston. I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere.” With high praises from S.C. Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and author Kwame Alexander, this isn’t a show you want to let slip under the radar.

Deanna Kerley

Price: $15/performance

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