Sarasota, FL -- Evita,
Shakespeare In Love and
The Morning After Grace, among other plays presented by the Asolo Repertory Theatre, are coming to the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
On Monday, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training released their 2017-2018 season schedule. Striving to earn the same critical and public acclaim from the 2016-2017 season, the new season, Staging Our World, will continue to explore and amplify American voices while sharing stories through a global lens.
As written on Asolo’s press release, “When the world needs a sense of cohesion and shared values, Asolo Rep is deeply committed to telling the stories that make people feel that they need to come to the theatre – the stories that we must hear again and again, and experience in new ways.”
The season officially launches on Nov. 15, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
Evita before kicking off its repertory season on Jan. 10 with
Shakespeare In Love. The original production of each play won a Tony Award for Best Musical and an Academy Award for Best Picture, respectively.
Plays will overlap. After
Evita concludes its showings on Dec. 30,
Shakespeare In Love runs from Jan. 10 to March 28, rotating with
The Morning After Grace and
Rhinoceros, which run until March 4 and April 14.
Grace,” which takes place in a Florida retirement community and follows the love story of residents Angus and Abigail, has been described as an unconventional comedy. Eugene Lonesco's
Rhinoceros, for its part, is set in post-World War II France and centers on an outsider in an otherwise conforming community.
The season continues in Mach with
Roe, a production about the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, then returns to the musical theme with the opening of
Ragtime in May.
Additional 2017-2018 productions include
Gloria (April 6-29),
Oedipus (Nov. 1-19),
The Motherf***er With The Hat (Jan. 3-21),
The Rehearsal (Feb. 21-Mar. 11) and
Much Ado About Nothing (April 18-May 6). There will also be a summer family production from June 8-30, to close Asolo Rep’s 2017-18 season to be announced “very soon.”
Season subscriptions for the 2017-18 season are on sale now and available by visiting the Asolo Rep Box Office, located in the lobby of the theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Call the numbers 941.351.8000 or 800.361.8388 or find tickets online at www.asolorep.org. Single tickets will go on sale in September 2017.
For detailed summaries about the plays, their acclaimed directors and choreographers, and the theater locations and dates, click here to see the full release.
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