ARTS46/4 Presents TRUST ME: An Original Immersive Theatre Experience Starring Hawk & Wayne

ARTS46/4 Presents TRUST ME: An Original Immersive Theatre Experience Starring Hawk & WayneOn Friday, July 20th, at 7pm, ARTS46/4 presents Trust Me, an original immersive theatre experience starring improv duo Hawk & Wayne as Senatorial candidates hosting a public debate. Before the public hears what the would-be Senators want them to hear, they see things the politicians don't want them to see. The event follows the candidates through vignettes curated for public consumption as well as moments of voyeurism, and culminates in the debate and the audience voting. Trust Me utilizes the campus grounds for this site-specific original work and much of the content will be improvised.

First Unity's dedicated arts branch, ARTS46/4 - named for its location on 46th Avenue and 4th Street North in St. Petersburg - launched with a five month arts initiative. From April through August, each month represented a different arts discipline, bridging the arts community with the spiritual community. April featured Literature, May featured Dance, and June featured Visual Art. In the remaining two months of the initiative, July is the month for Theatre, and, in addition to the presentation of Trust Me, each Sunday, a different local performer will appear as a special guest in the services. Finally, August celebrates Music, with an unconventional chamber music concert that incorporates elements of dining and conversation on August 24th featuring the Ibis Quartet. To view the original ARTS46/4 press release, visit HERE.

First Unity is well-equipped to serve as an Arts venue, with a 5,400 square-foot Sanctuary space with chairs that allow for flexible seating configurations, recently upgraded theatrical sound and lighting, projection capabilities, hardwood platform and separate music stage, visual art gallery, reception areas, and ample free parking.

For more about ARTS46/4, visit https://www.arts464.org/

JULY is THEATRE

Friday, July 20th, 7-9pm - "Trust Me: An ARTS46/4 Original Immersive Theatre Experience"

Attendees arrive for a political debate between two Senatorial candidates (played by Tampa Bay's premiere improv duo, Hawk & Wayne), but before you hear what they want you to hear, you see things they don't want you to see. How will you vote when you know all you know?

No need for seats: First Unity's whole campus becomes the stage for this one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure. With Trust Me, traditional theatrical conventions are set aside and attendees get right into the action. Multi-location and multi-sensory, this is an evening of environmental, participatory storytelling. There's no substitute for experiencing it live: trust me.

Tickets: $25

Trust Me is an ARTS46/4 original production, conceived by Vickie Daignault, Jan Neuberger, Angela Bond, and Becca McCoy, with content created by Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne of Hawk & Wayne.

ABOUT FIRST UNITY SPIRITUAL CAMPUS

First Unity Spiritual Campus is a spiritual community who welcomes all, committed to teaching a positive, practical, and progressive approach to spirituality. The St. Petersburg Campus features a sanctuary which also serves as a performance venue, spiritual education classrooms, chapel, meditation garden, gallery and visual art center, bookstore, coffee shop, and is home to Spice Routes restaurant. In addition to weekly Sunday and Wednesday services, First Unity Spiritual Campus continually offers support groups and a variety of events, activities, and classes. This thriving community is under the leadership of internationally-recognized minister / author / speaker Reverend Temple Hayes. For more information, visit firstunity.org.

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