Asolo Repertory Announces 2008-2009 Season
As an extension of the Access to the Arts program, Asolo Rep will present a production specifically tailored to upper elementary and middle school audiences. This coming year, The Giver, a play by Eric Coble (October 21 - November 8) will run at the Historic Asolo Theater.
The regular season will open with the Tony and Drama Desk award winning musical Barnum (November 15-December 20), a fusion of musical theatre and circus. Adapted by playwright Steve Murray, This Wonderful Life (December 5-December 28) will follow with a solo rendition of the American film classic. Next up is The Imaginary Invalid (January 2-March 1), a new adaptation of Moliere's classic satire on the medical profession.
The second play in the Rep Season, to run January 9-April 16, will be announced at a later date, while Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (January 23-May 16) will fill the Mertz. Visiting Mr. Green (January 30-February 21) by Jeff Baron will play at the Asolo. Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher (March 13-May 23) will bring some murderous comedy to the Mertz, followed by George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple (March 20-May 24). The world premiere of Perfect Mendacity by Jason Wells (May 15-June 14) will grace the Cook Theatre with spies, lies and polygraphs, while Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins (June 5-June 28) by Stephen Temperley will play the Mertz.For more information call 941-351-8000 or visit www.asolo.org.