Theatre Professionals in West Florida

May
20
Sun
Jobsite – 1984 – Matinee @ Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1984

Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan from the novel by George Orwell

Directed by Shawn Paonessa

Apr. 27 – May 20, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $29.50

Preview Performances: Apr. 25 – 26 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $15

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

1984 warns us with the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness.

This ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature was commissioned in 2008 by the Actor’s Gang under the direction of Tim Robbins.

freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops @ freeFall Theatre
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.

May
23
Wed
freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops – Matinee @ freeFall Theatre
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
freeFall Theatre - The Machine Stops - Matinee @ freeFall Theatre | Saint Petersburg | Florida | United States

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.

American Stage – Strait of Gilbralter @ American Stage
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

by Andrea Lepcio

Directed by Jim Sorensen

A FLORIDA PREMIERE

“…smart, intense and powerfully topical…” -Arts Atlanta

WE THE PEOPLE…WANT TO KNOW WHO WE CAN TRUST

American Stage is proud to present the first play discovered through our 21st Century Voices: New Works Festival. Ms. Lepcio’s STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR was selected among more than 300 submissions of new plays from across the country.

In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at first sight. When Sameer tells Miriam he’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? A smart, riveting play that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act.

freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops @ freeFall Theatre
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.

May
24
Thu
freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops @ freeFall Theatre
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.

American Stage – Strait of Gilbralter @ American Stage
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

by Andrea Lepcio

Directed by Jim Sorensen

A FLORIDA PREMIERE

“…smart, intense and powerfully topical…” -Arts Atlanta

WE THE PEOPLE…WANT TO KNOW WHO WE CAN TRUST

American Stage is proud to present the first play discovered through our 21st Century Voices: New Works Festival. Ms. Lepcio’s STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR was selected among more than 300 submissions of new plays from across the country.

In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at first sight. When Sameer tells Miriam he’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? A smart, riveting play that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act.

May
25
Fri
American Stage – Strait of Gilbralter @ American Stage
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

by Andrea Lepcio

Directed by Jim Sorensen

A FLORIDA PREMIERE

“…smart, intense and powerfully topical…” -Arts Atlanta

WE THE PEOPLE…WANT TO KNOW WHO WE CAN TRUST

American Stage is proud to present the first play discovered through our 21st Century Voices: New Works Festival. Ms. Lepcio’s STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR was selected among more than 300 submissions of new plays from across the country.

In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at first sight. When Sameer tells Miriam he’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? A smart, riveting play that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act.

freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops @ freeFall Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
freeFall Theatre - The Machine Stops @ freeFall Theatre | Saint Petersburg | Florida | United States

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.

May
26
Sat
freeFall Theatre – The Machine Stops – Matinee @ freeFall Theatre
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
freeFall Theatre - The Machine Stops - Matinee @ freeFall Theatre | Saint Petersburg | Florida | United States

Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster

Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.