Bill Patton performs “One for the Road” in the black box theater at ARTworks, at 7:30 p.m. October 25 and 26, and at 3 p.m. October 27. Tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, or visit 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort. “One for the Road” is about an actor contemplating his own fate. “I am terrified,” he says, “by the knowledge that one day I will lose the ability to choose.” In the course of trying to be sure he has filled the “vessel of his humanity” sufficiently, he summons his own departed spirit, and together they consider the conflicts of his life in order to determine whether the demons and dragons have been conquered to the extent that he feels free to walk through the dark door into the light. The play was written by actor Bill Patton, who lives on St. Helena Island, and directed by Paul Nicholas.
The MET Opera: Live in HD presents Shostakovich’s “The Nose”: Saturday, October 26 at 12:55 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Tickets are $22; Olli members $18; students $10. Call 843-521-4145 or email email@example.com.
The Indie Film Corner: “Herb and Dorothy 50X50”: This documentary by Megumi Sasaki will be shown Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at USCB Center For the Arts, 801 Carteret St. It all began in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. A world-class contemporary art collection built by a postal clerk and a librarian that outgrew its modest home, has now spread throughout America. “Herb & Dorothy 50X50,” a follow-up to the award-winning documentary “Herb & Dorothy,” tells the story of a new chapter in the life of the legendary art collecting couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, through their historical gift project, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States. Sixteen years after Herb and Dorothy transferred their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art, the number of works had doubled to over 4,000. The Gallery, one of the largest art institutions in the country and where the Vogel collection was supposed to find its permanent home, found that the abundance of work was more than they can handle. And so the national gift project, which will distribute 50 works to each of the 50 states, was launched as a creative, and unprecedented solution.
The story of the 50X50 gift project, one of the largest and the most significant philanthropic projects in American art history, is not just about the values of art collecting. It also reflects the far reaching impact of the Vogels humanitarian work, and the power of experimenting with a democratic process in the art world. Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Price: Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. Contact 843-521-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir: The St. Paul Baptist Church Education Committee presents The St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir in “Let Me Be Spiritual” (the musical) under the direction of Brother Scott Allen Gibbs. This scholarship fundraiser event will be Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at 22 St. Paul Church Road, Beaufort. For more, call 843-812-4573 or 843-910-8177.