Pure Theatre To Present Two-one Man Shows During 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Season: ​buyer & Cellar​ By Jonathan Tolins And ​gentleman Pirate​ By Rodney Lee Rogers

CHARLESTON, SC (May 11, 2017) -​ During the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, PURE Theatre is pleased to announce two limited runs of Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins and The Gentleman Pirate by Rodney Lee Rogers. The shows will feature PURE Theatre Core Ensemble members Brannen Daugherty (Buyer & Cellar) and Rodney Lee Rogers (The Gentleman Pirate) and will be directed by PURE Theatre Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Sharon Graci.

Additional information about Buyer & Cellar and The Gentleman Pirate can be found at the Piccolo Spoleto website at www.piccolospoleto.com​, by calling the Piccolo Spoleto box office at 866.811.4111​, or in person at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street.


BUYER & CELLAR​ ​- ​Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

- Winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

- "Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, Calif., basement—allowing the playwright to ruminate with delicious wit and perspicacity on the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view." —NY Times.

THE GENTLEMAN PIRATE​ ​- Before you catch the return of Jack Sparrow this summer, make some time for the trial of Charleston's favorite Gentleman Pirate, Stede Bonnet. PURE's multiple City Paper Grade "A" Winner gets its own revamp and reimagination for PURE's stage by its sauciest maverick director and co-founder Sharon Graci. Bigger, badder, with twice the pathos, twice the fun, and well...we can only hang him once. Sail along with the story of a gentleman planter who found himself on the "account" with some of the greatest pirates of the Golden Age including the most infamous of all...Blackbeard.

- "Great fun, splendidly performed, and exhaustedly researched." Charleston City Paper

Performance Dates and Times


Saturday 5/27/17 8:00 PM

Sunday 5/28/17 2:00 PM

Thursday 6/1/17 8:00 PM

Friday 6/2/17 8:00 PM

Wednesday 6/7/17 8:00 PM

Thursday 6/8/17 6:00 PM



Tuesday 6/6/17 6:00 pm

Wednesday 6/7/17 6:00 pm

Thursday 6/8/17 8:00 pm

Saturday 6/10/17 4:00 pm

Ticket Pricing

Buyer & Cellar tickets: $26.00

The Gentleman Pirate tickets: $21.00

Tickets can be purchased at w​ww.piccolospoleto.com​. For questions or information call the Piccolo Spoleto box office at 866-811-4111 ​or visit the box office at the Gaillard Center at 95 Calhoun St. between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.