Tampa Repertory Theatre Announces Season 8 Plays
Tampa Repertory Theatre has announced the slate for its 8th full season, kicking off in September 2018. Performances will be held at the HCC-Ybor Studio Theatre or at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus. The first night of each production is a paid preview performance. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org.
September 5-23, 2018: Heisenberg by Simon Stephens
Directed by C. David Frankel
HCC-Ybor Studio Theatre
Starring Emilia Sargent (Theatre Tampa Bay Awards winner, Outstanding Lead Actress, for TampaRep's Grounded) and Michael Mahoney (Theatre Tampa Bay Awards winner, Outstanding Lead Actor, for TampaRep's The Iceman Cometh)
From a chance encounter in a London Railway station, a 42-year-old woman and a 75-year-old butcher cross the Atlantic to search for the woman's missing son. The New York Times called Heisenberg a "satisfyingly sentimental, life-affirming mating dance between two people who are so utterly dissimilar that of course they are made for each other," and also "a probing work that considers the multiplicity of alternatives that could shape our lives at every moment."
The ghosts of physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, and Bohr's wife Margrethe, attempt to answer the question "Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen?" The New York Times called Copenhagen "the most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year and a work of art that humanizes physics in a way no other has done," and called Copenhagen's ghosts "a restless lot, filled with a crackling, questing vitality rarely found even among the living."
May 30-June 16, 2019: Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (EDITORS: Publisher approves title Stupid F**king Bird) Directed by Connie LaMarca-Frankel and C. David Frankel
Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus
Chekhov's classic satirically spun in a modern setting. "Mr. Posner's play is at its most trenchant and funny when it doesn't just collapse the distance between Chekhov and today, but also encourages us to forget Chekhov entirely," wrote The New York Times. "Eventually, we see the play and its characters with no filter whatsoever, so that their rubbed-raw hearts and egos more immediately, more uncomfortably mirror our own."
More details about each show in TampaRep's 8th season will be provided in the weeks before each opening. But before Season 8 begins in September, TampaRep will cap its award-winning seventh season with Arthur Miller's blistering labor drama A View from the Bridge, opening June 1, 2018.
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