Friday, February 20, 2009

Two free theater events

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training students is hosting two free Late Night Series events Sunday and Monday. Anyone who loves theater should attend. Both events will be held in the Cook Theatre at FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. No reservations are needed.

The first event is "Breathe" by Javon Johnson, 10 p.m. Sunday. It will be performed as a staged reading.

The play "was inspired by all of the senseless crimes and the innocent victims whose meaningful lives have been taken ... and the ever-looming question of who's responsible," explains Johnson, a protégé of the late August Wilson. "This play is an attempt to recognize that all crimes are a result of the human condition and that maybe the cure lies not in 'drive-bys in the hood' or school shootings in the suburbs' but in stripping ourselves free of the social prejudices that won't allow us to see past the fence to our neighbor's house to see we both seek shelter under the same roof ... survival."

The second is "Poetry Mix-Tape," 8 p.m. Monday. It features an evening of "grab-bag" poetry.

- January Holmes

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