BLACK COMEDY to Open 9/12 at City Theatre
City Theatre's 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, kicks off with Black Comedy, at 4025 31st Street South, St. Petersburg.
Written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Rob Colwell, Black Comedy involves a struggling artist about to meet both his fiancée's father and a major art investor on the same evening. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee's pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. When the fussy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness, Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored. As darkness falls over the apartment and guests, much more is revealed about the artist than he ever wanted brought to light.
Performances are September 12-28, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $22.00. Call the box office at 727-866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org to purchase tickets.
About St. Petersburg City Theatre - City Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Located in south St. Pete, City Theatre has been providing quality entertainment since 1925, and is still setting the bar for live community theatre excellence. The theatre is committed to keeping theatre and theatre arts education alive and in the community. In addition to mainstage productions, City Theatre offers arts education year-round through its education programs and summer camps for ages 7-17. The theatre is located just off I-275 at 4025 31st. St. South, St. Petersburg, 33712.