Theatre Professionals in West Florida

Feb
21
Wed
freeFall Theatre – The Glass Menagerie @ freeFall Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

by Tennessee Williams

Amanda Wingfield dwells in memories of her idealized youth, when she entertained gentleman callers who, according to her, rivaled over her hand in marriage. With a smothering love for her children, she has driven Tom into a fantasy world of his own where he escapes into movies and solitude, wandering the midnight streets of St. Louis. His physically and emotionally fragile sister Laura escapes into her collection of small glass animals.

This pressure cooker is released when Tom invites an acquaintance over for dinner. Amanda immediately maneuvers, seeing him as a possible husband for Laura. Will salvation for all three come from this fateful dinner with Laura’s very own gentleman caller? Or will the delicate world they’ve built around each other come toppling down?

This deeply personal semi-autobiographical work marked Tennessee William’s arrival as one of America’s greatest playwrights and is universally regarded as one of the most powerful and important plays of the twentieth century.

Presenting Sponsors:
Al May
Michael Miller & Robert Jenkins

Feb
22
Thu
freeFall Theatre – The Glass Menagerie @ freeFall Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

by Tennessee Williams

Amanda Wingfield dwells in memories of her idealized youth, when she entertained gentleman callers who, according to her, rivaled over her hand in marriage. With a smothering love for her children, she has driven Tom into a fantasy world of his own where he escapes into movies and solitude, wandering the midnight streets of St. Louis. His physically and emotionally fragile sister Laura escapes into her collection of small glass animals.

This pressure cooker is released when Tom invites an acquaintance over for dinner. Amanda immediately maneuvers, seeing him as a possible husband for Laura. Will salvation for all three come from this fateful dinner with Laura’s very own gentleman caller? Or will the delicate world they’ve built around each other come toppling down?

This deeply personal semi-autobiographical work marked Tennessee William’s arrival as one of America’s greatest playwrights and is universally regarded as one of the most powerful and important plays of the twentieth century.

Presenting Sponsors:
Al May
Michael Miller & Robert Jenkins

Powerstories – A Piece of my Heart @ Powerstories Theatre
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro

This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops.

The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.A Piece of My Heart premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club, and now has enjoyed over 1000 productions here and abroad.

It has recently been named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association.

Feb
23
Fri
American Stage – A Raisin In The Sun @ American Stage
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
American Stage - A Raisin In The Sun @ American Stage | Saint Petersburg | Florida | United States

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by L. Peter Callender

American Legacy Series

“A milestone in the American Theatre.” -Ebony

WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking family drama is the first play in our American Legacy series. Dedicated to modern classics that lend historical perspective to stories from our past, this series seeks to draw a connection between our culture’s history and the events of today.

In pursuit of the American Dream, the dynamic Younger family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future. This story of hope and inspiration remains universally relevant more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway.

freeFall Theatre – The Glass Menagerie @ freeFall Theatre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

by Tennessee Williams

Amanda Wingfield dwells in memories of her idealized youth, when she entertained gentleman callers who, according to her, rivaled over her hand in marriage. With a smothering love for her children, she has driven Tom into a fantasy world of his own where he escapes into movies and solitude, wandering the midnight streets of St. Louis. His physically and emotionally fragile sister Laura escapes into her collection of small glass animals.

This pressure cooker is released when Tom invites an acquaintance over for dinner. Amanda immediately maneuvers, seeing him as a possible husband for Laura. Will salvation for all three come from this fateful dinner with Laura’s very own gentleman caller? Or will the delicate world they’ve built around each other come toppling down?

This deeply personal semi-autobiographical work marked Tennessee William’s arrival as one of America’s greatest playwrights and is universally regarded as one of the most powerful and important plays of the twentieth century.

Presenting Sponsors:
Al May
Michael Miller & Robert Jenkins

Powerstories – A Piece of my Heart @ Powerstories Theatre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro

This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops.

The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.A Piece of My Heart premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club, and now has enjoyed over 1000 productions here and abroad.

It has recently been named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association.

Washington And Eisenstadt Presents Broadway Bent Heroes @ Carrollwood Cultural Center
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON AND EISENSTADT PRESENT

BROADWAY BENT Heroes

Friday February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Saturday February 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Creative Team of Washington and Eisenstadt to Present Second Broadway musical revue with a new twist

Share of ticket sales to benefit local schools.

Carrollwood, FL –On Friday and Saturday nights, February 23rd and 24th, Washington and Eisenstadt will present ‘Broadway Bent: Villains’, a celebration of Broadway musicals with a bend. Audiences will enjoy the party like atmosphere and featured full service open bar, while some of the best musical theatre performers in the Tampa Bay area sing popular pieces from favorite Broadway musicals while mingling with the audience. This second installment of the Best of the Bay nominated production will celebrate the evil doers and baddies, giving the Villains of Broadway the spotlight they deserve.

To support literature and the arts in local classrooms, producers will be donating a portion of each ticket sold through DonorsChoose.org. Performances will be held in The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center.

“This is going to be a truly unique experience from the moment the audience walks in the door until they exit with a smile and singing some of the many songs from the evening. We are planning this like you would any celebration this just happens to be a celebration of Broadway with a bend.”

– Aaron Washington

“Broadway Bent” will be presented by Washington and Eisenstadt on  The party will be held in The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center located at 13345 Casey Rd in Tampa. Admission is priced at $30. Open Bar will begin serving at 7:00pm with performances beginning at 8:00pm. Reservations can be purchased by calling The Carrollwood Cultural Center Box Office at (813) 922-8167 or at the door. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonEisenstadt.

Feb
24
Sat
freeFall Theatre – The Glass Menagerie – Matinee @ freeFall Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

by Tennessee Williams

Amanda Wingfield dwells in memories of her idealized youth, when she entertained gentleman callers who, according to her, rivaled over her hand in marriage. With a smothering love for her children, she has driven Tom into a fantasy world of his own where he escapes into movies and solitude, wandering the midnight streets of St. Louis. His physically and emotionally fragile sister Laura escapes into her collection of small glass animals.

This pressure cooker is released when Tom invites an acquaintance over for dinner. Amanda immediately maneuvers, seeing him as a possible husband for Laura. Will salvation for all three come from this fateful dinner with Laura’s very own gentleman caller? Or will the delicate world they’ve built around each other come toppling down?

This deeply personal semi-autobiographical work marked Tennessee William’s arrival as one of America’s greatest playwrights and is universally regarded as one of the most powerful and important plays of the twentieth century.

Presenting Sponsors:
Al May
Michael Miller & Robert Jenkins

American Stage – A Raisin In The Sun – Matinee @ American Stage
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by L. Peter Callender

American Legacy Series

“A milestone in the American Theatre.” -Ebony

WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking family drama is the first play in our American Legacy series. Dedicated to modern classics that lend historical perspective to stories from our past, this series seeks to draw a connection between our culture’s history and the events of today.

In pursuit of the American Dream, the dynamic Younger family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future. This story of hope and inspiration remains universally relevant more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway.

Stageworks Theatre – Brownsville Song – Matinee @ Stageworks Theatre
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray)

Written by Kimber Lee

Directed by Ronn Bobb-Semple

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“My name is Tramaine Berry Thompson and I am more than meets the eye…” 

Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray) is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy and a poignant story for our time.

Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short.