ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
16-17 Asolo Repertory Theatre
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

By Kristoffer Diaz

Winner of the Obie for Best New American Play, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is as hilarious as it is relevant. Macedonio “Mace” Guerra is a really good professional wrestler, but he’s not the champion – that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers an Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, he decides to recruit him as the perfect foil. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes to raise ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for more than the title belt. This no-holds-barred comedy transforms the Cook Theatre into a wrestling arena where you’ll have a ringside seat for this invigorating tale that masks a sly allegory about race, class and power.

To select specific seats for this production, please call the box office at 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388.




A Midsummer Night's Dream
16-17 FSU/Asolo Conservatory
A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Midsummer Night’s Dream is being performed outdoors at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens:

900 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

(Tuesday through Saturday evenings only)

The entire company of second year graduate students at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy about four young lovers, five rude mechanicals, and an army of fairies and spirits who all cross paths one magical night in a forest outside of Athens. The most beloved of Shakespeare’s plays, capturing the essence of young, and not-so-young love, performed by the future of the American theatre. This very special event will be a collaboration between Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and will be performed outdoors at Selby Gardens throughout the month of April.

In the event that a performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, tickets can be exchanged for a different performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances that play through intermission will not be subject to exchanges. No Refunds.


Beatsville
16-17 Asolo Repertory Theatre
Beatsville

Book by Glenn Slater | Music and Lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf | Directed by Bill Berry | A co-production with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep next spring. It’s Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of subterranean coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, “Dead Cat” is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More “sculptures” bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter’s secret? From the writers of Galavant, School of Rock and Tangled comes this hip and hilarious new musical, hang onto your berets – we’re headed to Beatsville!





16-17 Asolo Repertory Theatre
Kaleidoscope

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
16-17 Asolo Repertory Theatre
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

by Craig Francis and Rick Miller

Magnificent sea creatures! A specatacular submarine! Time travel! Take a plunge into the pages of Jules Verne's classic science fiction story and get swept away in this dazzling multisensory experience. Our modern-day storyteller Jules fines himself transported on board the Nautilus submarine, where he joins the mysterious Captain Nemo on a journey to the depths of the sea...and the edge of your seat. Brought to stunning life thorugh a mix of unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive technology, this time-honored tale explores our place in time and space, and illuminates the mysteries of the deep blue sea.





17-18 Dog Days Theatre
Relatively Speaking

by Alan Ayckbourn

Greg and Ginny have only known each other for a month but are already talking marriage. When Ginny goes to the house of her former lover in order to retrieve some compromising letters, Greg also turns up thinking he's visiting Ginny's parents. Confusion and hilarity ensue. This beautifully crafted milestone of British theatre is an evening of pure enjoyment.





17-18 Dog Days Theatre
Double Indemnity

by James M. Cain

A guy. A dame. A corpse. They're the standard ingredients of the classic noir films of the 30s and 40s and this steamy tale of love and murder is the undisputed masterpiece. Insurance agent Walter Huff has nosed around the business long enough to smell a scam, so when he meets Phyllis Nirdlinger to talk about her husband's insurance coverage, he gets a perfumed whiff of trouble he can't resist.