Tuesday, August 16, 2011

An Encore Performance......

Last time Porkchop Productions performed for us I gave them two thumbs up (Ála Roger Ebert) but after last Thursday’s performance I am giving them a full downtown high five! This time the ladies performed “Sleeping Beauty” and what a performance it was! They had the children and the adults fascinated with their humor and high jinx! We were so happy to be able to have them back.

Stacy Maxwell and Laura Blanchette, the ladies of Porkchop, are from Aiken SC. They travel all over the Southeast with their shows and also are veteran radio, theater and voiceover artists. They are just a pleasure to host and we hope to have them back soon! They have an excellent Christmas show and we are attempting to get the funding to bring them back for the holidays.

We thank our partners at the Lee County Arts Council and The Bishopville Opera House. The 2011 Lee County Summer Reading program is partially funded by a grant from the SC State Library and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Once was just not enough......

Well, we wished for it, and we got our wish. A few weeks ago, we hosted Pork Chop Productions and their staging of the “Bremen Town Musicians;” at the time I hoped we would be able to have them back again. Well, they are coming back on August 11th to stage “Sleeping Beauty.”

Anyone who has seen these talented actors has been enchanted with their interpretation of the classic fairy stories. Their stage presence and effervescent energy light up the stage, and pull the audience into the story. Of course, by using audience volunteers, they draw the audience in even more. (You think we like these girls – you got it we do!!)

So make plans to join us at The Bishopville Opera House on Thursday August 11th at 1:30 P.M. and help us welcome the Pork Chop Productions interpretation of “Sleeping Beauty.”