Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLUTO, Beg. Tonight

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will present Steve Yockey's Pluto, part of Harriett's New Play Series, from tonight, February 27 - March 23, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action!

In collaboration with Atlanta's Actor's Express and Washington, DC's Forum Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater will produce the National New Play Network's (NNPN) 35th Rolling World Premiere through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund. Directed by Director of New Play Development Mark Routhier, the production features Orlando actors John Connon, Jillian Gizzi, Heather Leonardi, Chris Metz, and Suzanne O''Donnell.

Single mother Elizabeth Miller is having a bad day. A tree has crashed through her ceiling, the fridge is on the fritz, a forceful crowd threatens to invade her family's kitchen -- and then there's the odd new family pet! At the center of this chaos, time stands still as mother and son jump-start their relationship and try to confront reality together across the breakfast table.

This is not the first time Orlando Shakes will collaborate with playwright Steve Yockey. A workshop production of his play Heavier Than was presented as part of the annual new play reading festival, PlayFest, in April 2010. More recently, Feverish, a retelling of Phaedra and Hippolytus through a modern lens, was presented as a reading at November 2011''s PlayFest and also directed by Mark Routhier. "Steve is a prolific and widely produced playwright," said Routhier. "His reputation for compelling, fresh, and original work will undoubtedly continue to grow."

Single tickets are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at, or in person at the Box Office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando''s Loch Haven Cultural Park.

Photo Credit: Landon St. Gordon

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