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Fall Alumni Weekend 2021
November 19-21

A Sudden Spontaneous Event, by David Lee Nelson ’00

By Laney Friedman
Posted on 16 July 2021 | 7:31 pm
Hosted by the CofC School of the Arts Department of Theatre and Dance

Carole’s life is just the way she likes it. Until, that is, she wakes confused and in a strange place. A Sudden Spontaneous Event is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you had is over in an instant. This bittersweet comedy explores loss, forgiveness and reconciliation as Carole and her son’s fraught relationship drives the action of the play.

The production is presented in honor of its playwright, David Lee Nelson ’00, a beloved theatre alumnus who passed away from colon cancer in September 2020. An accomplished actor, playwright, comedian and winner of the 2013 College of Charleston School of the Arts Young Alumnus Award, Nelson is remembered for his tremendous impact on the theatre community in addition to his writing, teaching, humor and overall inspirational nature.

Recommended for ages 12+


Dates and Times: November 19 at 7:30pm and November 21 at 2:00pm

Location: Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street

November 21 @ 14:00
14:00 — 16:00 (2h)

44 George Street, Sottile Theatre

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Save the Date: Come home to the College for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 19-21! Book your hotel here! Reunite with classmates and faculty on Friday. Bring your Cougar Cubs to the annual Oyster Roast and meet current students on Saturday afternoon. Celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our Alumni Awards recipients and dance the night away at the black-tie Gala on Saturday night. Look for details and ticket information in early September.