Monday, December 15, 2008

FST announces new Stage III season

Florida Studio Theatre recently announced its 2009 season for its edgy Stage III venue.

It begins with Edward Albee's "Occupant," a story about celebrated Jewish-American sculptor Louise Nevelson and her art. The show runs Jan. 14-31.

Next is Y York's comedy". . . And L.A. is Burning." This play, which runs March 4-19, is set during 1992 when four policemen are on trial for the beating of Rodney King. It focuses on several American's view of race relations in modern society.

Then there's David Harrower's production of "Blackbird," which won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Play. The story revolves around two former lovers who had an illicit affair years ago. When they recently cross paths, their past comes back to haunt them. The show runs April 22-May 7.

Note: These shows include strong language and situations. Tickets are $19-$32. Subscriptions are available for all three shows from $39-$52.

Also, last season's hit "Always . . . Patsy Cline" will return to FST's Gompertz Theatre for a limited engagement Feb. 17-28. Tickets are $29-$32. For more information, call 366-9000 or at

- January Holmes

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