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Book signing: Elizabeth Bishop Later and her father, Sonny Bishop, have written a book called “A Place Called Home.” It is a collection of pictures and stories about the Yard Farm on St. Helena which was part of the original Fuller Plantation. The signing will be held at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31.  For more information, call 843-524-1119.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at ARTworks May 30-June 2: Four shows only, back by popular demand, all 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! “The Complete Works…” is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, starring Heather Denardo, Matthew Donnelly & Michael Kane, produced by Palmetto Theater Xperiment and directed by J.W. Rone, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” was born when three comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. In the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, May 30-June 2 at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Thursdays are Pay What You Can ($5 minimum.) 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 2127 Boundary Street 29902.

RESTLESS HEART special presentation will be Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts “Restless Heart” uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of Augustine of Hippo — one of the Catholic Church’s most beloved and well-known Saints. Its message is as timely today as it was only a few generations after Jesus walked on Earth. It is the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass — and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. Filmed in Europe, this new epic film is the first full-length feature movie about St. Augusti.

Art/Story marketing workshop: Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at ARTworks. $30; $20 for ARTworks resident artists The know-how you need to simplify and strengthen your arts marketing plan: learn more about strategies through examples and discussion with ARTworks’ transmedia publicity leader Lisa Annelouise Rentz. She has 14 years experience in promoting the arts in South Carolina. Art is a wonderful subject, let’s keep people talking about it: 843-525-6911.

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