Thanks to the South of Broadway Theatre Company you can spend the entire month of September seeing plays and never having to leave the Park Circle theater, that is, if they let you stay overnight and all that, which we doubt. Sorry. South of Broadway, in collaboration with the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, are putting on the second annual Greater Park Circle Play Fest this September. Six staged readings will be held at the theater company’s studios, located at 1080 E. Montague Ave. in North Charleston. These staged readings kick off on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. with the play Like Heaven, followed by the plays Geography, Not Then, Not Now, Local Story, and The Brethren. The whole thing end with a play local writer Matt Hampton, Burning the Saint. Filling out the fest will be various activities held in the business district of the city, including poetry readings, play slams, themed-menus at Park Circle restaurants, typewriter plays, and pre/post progressive dining down the street. All participants are awarded a month-long residency in New York City’s The Juilliard School, where they will work with world-class mentors. Those attending the festival are asked to bring either a canned food item or school supplies for donation. Merchants involved with the festival will have drop off bins. For more info, go to

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