Spoleto Festival USA

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 9:00am

Various Locations in Charleston
Charleston, SC 29401

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Festival Schedule:

9:00AM: Behind the Garden Gate

The Garden Conservancy’s National Open Days Program
Charleston Horticultural Society

Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries. For the eighth year, Spoleto Festival USA collaborates with the Charleston Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy to open the Holy City’s garden gates for self-guided tours. Each Saturday tour features six different private gardens, promising two full days of exploration and beauty in these artfully cultivated spaces.

Cost: $75

Location: Various

8:30PM: The Woman in Black

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
From the Book by Susan Hill

A ghost play

It all begins innocently enough. A lawyer—obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family—hires a skeptical young actor to help tell his tale and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. But as they reach further into his darkest memories, the two men find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. A brilliant study in atmosphere, illusion, and controlled horror, this gripping ghost story has been terrifying audiences in London’s West End for 30 years.

Cost: $65

Location: Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.

9:00PM: The Cookers

An electrifying dream team of jazz legends

All-star, dream team, supergroup. Call it what you like: The Cookers’ seven members, each a standard-bearer in his own right, combine to form one of the finest straight-ahead jazz bands today.

Cost: $50+

Location: College of Charleston Cistern Yard, 66 George St.

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