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Piccolo Fringe: The Complete History of Charleston for Morons 

When: Fri., June 4, 3-4 p.m., Sat., June 5, 2-3 p.m., Sun., June 6, 3-4 p.m., Wed., June 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat., June 12, 2-3 p.m. 2010
Price: $16/advance, $15/door
www.piccolospoleto.com

Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes. Part of Piccolo Fringe at Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Charleston for dummies
No longer do you have to eavesdrop on a horse carriage tour to get a history lesson on the Holy City. They sometimes make that stuff up, anyway. Learn about all of the major events from the past 300 years, including the Colonial settlers coming from England, the attempted Spanish invasion, the Revolutionary War, and even the Great Earthquake of 1886.

It's all about the little people
If you're expecting a dry lecture on the history of Charleston, you're in for a surprise. Instead, you'll see every major event acted out from a comedic perspective. You'll even notice a quick jab or two at some Southern classics (Gone with the Wind, The Patriot) to make it more accessible to all of the "morons" out there.

Three-man group
Local comedy superstars John Brennan, R.W. Smith, and Greg Tavares are the featured actors in the show, taking on multiple characters while pile-driving through the eras.

— Christina Janke

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