Tampa Repertory Theatre Presents Cold Storage 1/19-29

January 12
9:23 AM 2012

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Ronald Ribman's Dramatist Guild Award-winning play, Cold Storage, January 19th through the 29th in the Studio Theatre at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City.

This dark comedy, set in the rooftop garden of Hope Memorial Hospital, by turns cynical and absurdly comic, focuses on the meeting of two patients: the terminally ill Joseph Parmigian (played by Tampa Rep's artistic director C. David Frankel), and Richard Landau (Jim Wicker, one of Tampa's leading actors), a new patient in for exploratory surgery because of "a twinge in the stomach." At the start, Landau seems closed off from the world and determined to remain that way, while Parmigian resents his abandonment to the shrinking world of a hospital and fights to make the most out of his dwindling life. Although they encounter one another on the edge of death, the play ultimately affirms life, and leads to discoveries by both characters about the importance of connecting with another human being. Along the way, Ribman's play explores the kinds of health care and end-of-life issues still prevalent in today's world.

Cold Storage follows Tampa Rep's premiere performance last June of Euripides' Alcestis and a fund-raising concert in March (Songs from the American Songbook) that featured Emilia Sargent, one of the Rep's co-founders. Sargent will appear as Blanche Dubois in Tampa Rep's June production of A Streetcar Named Desire, also in the HCC Studio at Hillsborough Community College's Studio Theatre in the Performing Arts Building, E. Palm Ave, between N. 15th and N. 14th Streets.

Performances for Cold Storage will be at 8PM Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 3PM on Sundays. Regular admission is $20; students/seniors are $15. Tickets and more information are available at the company's website: www.tamparep.org.

Tampa THEATER Stories | Shows



HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Latest - Photos: When Worlds Collide- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Meets THE WIZ LIVE!
An American in Paris in BroadwayAn American in Paris
Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Carol Morsani Hall
(Runs 12/20 - 12/20)
Cabaret in BroadwayCabaret
Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Carol Morsani Hall
(Runs 1/24 - 1/29)
Into the Woods in BroadwayInto the Woods
Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Carol Morsani Hall
(Runs 11/29 - 12/4)
Finding Neverland in BroadwayFinding Neverland
Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Carol Morsani Hall
(Runs 5/30 - 6/4)


Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas
Backstage Bite
Thanksgiving Special!
Turning the Tables
Randy Rainbow w/ FIDDLER Cast
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
CHEWING THE SCENERY-Randy Rainbow Checks in with Liza Minnelli to Chat HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, Pence & More!
Open Mic'ers Bring It All to Broadway Sessions!
Advertisement Advertisement