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Primal Forces 2018-2018 Theatre Announces New Season At New Home In Boca Raton

Primal Forces 2018-2018 Theatre Announces New Season At New Home In Boca RatonKeith Garsson today announced that Primal Forces has signed a deal to become the resident theater company at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. After a twenty-year incarnation as The Boca Raton Theater Guild, a re-branding in 2014 and then a four-year detour through Andrews Living Arts (twice), Arts Garage and Empire Stage, Primal Forces is thrilled to reveal the theater company's 2018-2019 season at their new home. A special subscription flex pass is now being offered for all four shows at $100. For more information please visit,

"We've taken some good-natured ribbing about our nomadic existence," said Artistic Director Keith Garsson. "But we couldn't pass up the opportunity to move back to Boca when the Sol Theatre became available."

While the Sol Theatre will continue its hugely successful and highly reputable children's theatre programs, the shows previously produced under the Evening Star banner will be discontinued to make way for four productions presented by Primal Forces.

To mold to the demographics of the familiar city, the selection of shows, for the first season, will fall into safer and more well-rounded terrain with subjects that include African-American history, the Holocaust, aging, and a rarely-produced dark comedy from, of all people, Neil Simon.

"Even Neil Simon had a dark side," explained Garsson. "In our final show of the season, The Gingerbread Lady, his script explores alcoholism and obsolescence. However, future seasons will return to predominantly newer and edgier works."

The first show opens on November 30, 2018 with the resurrection of Breadcrumbs, a play originally scheduled to run last April in Delray Beach.

Some of South Florida's finest actors will be featured throughout the season, and Primal Forces takes pride in the fact that almost ninety percent of the lead roles will be for women, a statistic that is unique among current South Florida theater companies.

Garsson and Genie Croft will continue to share directing duties along with a production team that remains largely unchanged.

The Sol Theatre is located at 3333 N Federal Highway in Boca Raton. The new Spanish River exit on I-95 is conveniently located just a quarter of a mile north and west of the venue.

Tickets may be purchased starting today at or by calling 866-811-4111

The complete season is:


by Jennifer Haley

Directed by Keith Garsson

Tickets: $30-$35

Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2018

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Theories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama. An aging writer (Angie Radosh), who despises technology, accompanied by a mysterious stranger, (Jacqueline Laggy) travels back in time to the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self.

Having Our Say

by Emily Mann

from the book by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Directed by Genie Croft

Tickets: $30-$35

January 11 - February 3, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Delany sisters' (Avery Sommers, Karen Stephens) extraordinary true story of our nation's heritage recalls Paul Robeson, Harlem's Golden Age and Jim Crow. As graduates of Columbia University, Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist while Sadie integrates the New York City school system.

Blonde Poison

by Gail Louw

Directed by Keith Garsson

Tickets: $30-$35

Feb 15 - Mar 10, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The true story of Stella Kubler (Lourelene Snedeker) who, in present day London, reflects on her days as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. As she recounts her past, will we still see Stella as a victim? Or were her misdeeds as monstrous as those who imprisoned her?

The Gingerbread Lady

by Neil Simon

directed by Genie Croft

Tickets: $30-$35

Mar 22 - Apr 14, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

One of Neil Simon's most mature comedies. It's 1971 in New York City and Evie (Patti Gardner) is a cabaret singer compromised by her excessive lifestyle. As she tries to rebuild her life with her insecure friends Toby (Janice Hamilton) and Jimmy, can she also establish a closer relationship with her daughter?

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