Three Thursday events in the Midlands

February 28, 2013 

Elena Martinez-Vidal, left, and Dewey Scott-Wiley reprise their roles in “Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Show.”


For its 20th anniversary, “Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Show,” a Trustus Theatre production starring Dewey Scott-Wiley and Elena Martinez-Vidal, will have a three-night run beginning tonight. In the production, Scott-Wiley and Martinez-Vidal play a bevy of characters, including the architects of the world. The play, with an 8 p.m. curtain, runs through Saturday, and a champagne and dessert party will be held after the final showing. Trustus is at 520 Lady St. $30; or (803) 254-9732

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in conjunction with USC Press and Hub City Press, will open The Speaker @ the Center program today with “Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green.” The book, edited by Kwame Dawes and Marjory Wentworth, was published this month by USC Press. In it, writers respond to the Gullah artist’s vivid portrayals through poetry, prose and memoir. The one-hour program begins at noon. The library is at 1500 Senate St. Free;

“New Work…The Natural Evolution of Six Artists and a Mountain Retreat” opens tonight at Gallery 80808. A group of artists — Eileen Blyth, Brucie Holler, Louanne LaRoche, Laurie McIntosh, Lynn Parrott and Jan Swanson — have retreated to the North Carolina mountains to talk about and create art. This is the result. The opening reception is at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The gallery is at 808 Lady St. (803) 252-6134

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