Piccolo Spoleto is full of new acts this year — the musical The Last Five Years and the magic show Illusions with Howard Blackwell come to mind — but there are also several shows that we’ve written about or reviewed over the past year or so, when they first showed up at local theaters.

So to help you as you’re putting together your Piccolo schedule, here’s a list of Piccolo shows with previous CP coverage. 

breathe. a true story — Written by CofC alum Brennan Reeves with help from CofC professor and playwright David Lee Nelson, breathe is a one-man show that chronicles Reeves’ life with the fatal lung disease cystic fibrosis, and the double lung transplant that saved his life. Our reviewer said it was touching, funny, and heartfelt

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story — What If? produced this heavy two-man musical earlier this year. Audiences loved this story of two sociopaths who fall in love (or use each other, however you want to look at it) and commit the crime of the century just to prove that they’re smarter than everyone else. 

The Exonerated — This show is a series of monologues and dialogues from five people who were wrongfully convicted of capital crimes, and according to our reviewer who saw the play last August, Midtown Productions nailed it. 

The Testament of Mary — PURE Theatre is reprising their 2014 Piccolo offering with this one-woman play that finally gives Mary, mother of Jesus, a chance to speak. This one got a solid A from our reviewer last year.