Friday, November 21, 2008

Free theater events this weekend

This weekend, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory will offer a heaping helping of theater for its popular Late Night series. All shows are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

The events are as follows:

Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 11PM
Presented in the Allen Studio on the second floor of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Anne Towns

A groundbreaking new play by one of theater's preeminent voices, Caryl Churchill, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? is a dark political comedy that puts a new spin on the term special relationship by using a male affair as a metaphor for the tortured submissiveness of Britain to America on foreign policy.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2008 at 8pm
Presented outside the FSU Center for the Performing Arts to the right of the main entrance, by the east wheelchair ramp and under the trees.

Directed by Candace O'Neil Cihocki

Featuring: Jason Peck (Boots) and Bethany Weise (Woman)

What if the man you loved had another kind of man inside? In the deep woods south, a woman buries her lover after a shotgun blast tears him to pieces. Now all that's left are his boots…and her desire. Is it strong enough to summon up the dead to wrestle with the living? And if so, what will she do once she's got him back? It’s the story of a tangled-up kind of love.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2008 (after the 8pm performance of Trash Anthem)
To be presented in the Jane B. Cook Theatre within the FSU Center.

Feeding the Moon fish by Barbara Wiechmann
Directed by Candace O'Neil Cihocki

Featuring: Elisabeth Ahrens (Moon fish), Heather Kelly (Moon fish), Randolph Paulsen (Martin), and Michelle Trachtenberg (Eden).

The bonds of love we form during our early years shape how we perceive the world and define for us what it is to love. But what happens if your only role models are so blinded by love or the loss of it that you can only bear tragic witness? With equally dreary pasts, Martin and Eden are searching for a basic human connection they can’t find within themselves. Within their current realities, real or self created; they find complete acceptance and the ability to coexist while providing exactly what the other was missing…unconditional love.

Monday November 24, 2008 @ 4 PM
Presented on the grounds of the Ringling Museum, in the Millennium Tree Trail.

THE ZOO STORY by Edward Albee
Directed by Joel Waag
Featuring: Brent Bateman (Peter) and Kevin O'Callaghan (Jerry)

Albee’s first play, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is as relevant today as it was in 1958. It’s the story of a chance meeting between two men, Peter and Jerry, on a Sunday afternoon in Central Park. Peter, a disenfranchised member of the middle class, is sitting on a park bench reading when he is approached by Jerry, a man distinctly outside of Peter's world. Over the course of the next forty-five minutes the two men attempt to forge a connection in a world that shuns honesty and communion. Intended for adult audiences due to language and adult subject matter. Run time is 60 minutes.

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