American Stage Theatre Company's Susan R. Hough Cabaret and "After Hours" series in the Raymond James Theatre continue with four productions in February, 321, THE ROOM, THE DIVINE SISTER and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.
1st Sunday Improv Night
starring Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne
"After Hours" Series
Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m.
All tickets: "Pay-What-You-Can" at the door (suggested $5-$15) and $15 in advance, drinks at the bar.
From the creators of THE DUMB SHOW comes American Stage's new long-form comedy improvisation show, 321. Starting with the audience suggestions of three character relationships, two performers will create a piece that takes place in one location. Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne weave all of these elements into a hilarious, amazing and poignant one-act play that is sure to delight the audience.
"After Hours" Series Movie Night
June 19 at 8 p.m.
All tickets: "Pay What You Can" at the door (suggested $5 to $15) and $15 in advance.
Throwing plastic spoons, wearing tuxedos, Johnny look-a-like contest, tossing footballs and shouting at the screen! Sounds like a horrible night at the movies (or one that's subversively genius)! Come see what the fuss is all about. THE ROOM is an interactive cult classic film was made in 2003 and is quickly becoming the "Rocky Horror" of our generation. Look it up... google it, but more importantly witness if for yourself. It must be seen to be believed. THE ROOM has been cited by some critics as one of the worst films ever made, and has been called "the 'Citizen Kane' of bad movies."
Prelude to Pride Fundraiser
THE DIVINE SISTER
By Charles Busch
June 20 at 7:30 p.m.
All Tickets: "Pay-What-You-Can" at the door and $15 in advance.
Charles Busch has put on a habit and created this gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns on a mission. "My dear, we are living in a time of great social change and we must do everything in our power to stop it," says the Mother Superior, who is portrayed by Matthew McGee. There's a bulging roster of Sisters with secrets: Sister Acacius (Becca McCoy), the hearty convent wrestling coach; Sister Walburga (Hersha Parady), a recent transplant from Berlin; and the fresh-faced postulant, Agnes (Betty-Jane Parks) who encounter a rich atheist spinster (Alison Burns) and a former lover turned reporter with a promiscuous past (Joey Panek). Through special arrangement with Samuel French in New York. All of the performers are contributing their time and talents to this event. Proceeds from this event benefit Metropolitan Charities and the Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
"After Hours" Series
June 25 at 10:30 p.m.
June 26 at 6 p.m.
All tickets: "Pay What You Can" at the door $15 in advance, drinks at the bar
Obie Award-winner Eve Ensler's whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it." Starring Bonnie Agan, Jessica Alexander, Beverley Mitlin and Amy E. Gray.
Please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529)
or go to www.americanstage.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
American Stage Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1977. The company's mission is to create the most satisfying live theatre in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all members of the community. Their vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. The Hough Family Foundation is the Season Sponsor, Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor, Bank of America is the Education Partner, WEDU is the Media Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage. "After Hours" series sponsor is ABC Bicycles.