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Friday, September 18, 2020

Villages theater plans to raise curtain on new season in September

Despite the current darkened stage, Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol on Tuesday optimistically released its 2020-2021 lineup.

Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol is at 806 San Marino Drive, The Villages. For more information, visit thesharonstudio.com or call 352.751.7799.

The theater chose four stories to highlight seminal moments in “herstory” to celebrate how far women have come and keep an eye on how far they have yet to go, a news release states. The theme is “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History.”

SPIKE HEELS | Walk a mile in her heels.
By Theresa Rebeck
Pygmalion goes awry in 1990s Boston in this contemporary comedy of manners, which explores the absurdity of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are Georgie, a sexy, volatile young woman in heels and three country club types: a writer, a lawyer, and a fiancée in sensible shoes. Georgie proves that sometimes poorly educated, street-smart people know a lot more about life than well-read intellectuals. This scandalous comedy examines the power dynamic between men and women, and reveals issues that are as important today as they were in 1990.
DATES: Preview: Sept. 22-24, 2020 | Opening: 9-25-20 | Closing: 10-24-20
Tickets: $15 for previews | $35 for performances

PIPELINE | Go to school. Get suspended. Get expelled. Go to prison.
By Dominique Morisseau
Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities her pupils will never have. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident at his upstate private school, her hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him. Now, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent without turning her back on the community that shaped him.
DATES: Preview: Nov 17-19, 2020 | Opening: 11-20-20 | Closing: 12-19-20
Tickets: $15 for previews | $35 for performances

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL | Pour yourself a cup of ambition.
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
“9 to 5,” the riotous musical comedy, is based on the 1980 movie of the same name and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Violet, Judy and Doralee are three coworkers who concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Set in the Rolodex era, these three woman smash the patriarchy in their work-place. This musical is a hilarious story of revenge, empowerment, and unlikely friendships.
DATES: Preview: Jan 26-28, 2021 | Opening: 1-29-21 | Closing: 3-13-21
Tickets: $20 for previews | $40 for performances

ADA AND THE ENGINE | The difference between zero and one is the whole world.
By Lauren Gunderson
Set in the Victorian era among the houses of intellectual elites, we find Ada, a young female mathematician whose invention of binary code shapes our modern world today. Ada and the Engine, written by America’s most produced living playwright, Lauren Gunderson, composes the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, poet Lord Byron’s daughter. This lyrical play details the life of Ada as she struggles between the traditional demands of her mother and the pull of her mathematical ambition. Ada sees the creative potential in “The Engine” created by her mentor, the scholar Charles Babbage. As pressures mount and feelings grow, these two form a partnership that will change the course of the future. Ada and the Engine is a music-laced story of love and friendship. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.
DATES: Preview: April 6-8, 2021 | Opening: 4-9-21 | Closing: 5-8-21
Tickets: $15 for previews | $35 for performances

FOR SEASON FIVE TICKETS:
May 19 – Subscription renewals begin
June 8 – Deadline to renew subscriptions
June 9 – New subscriptions will go on sale | New Season Subscriptions are $130
June 9 – Individual tickets will go on sale

The Studio Theatre’s Mission is to inspire the residents of Central Florida to examine relevant issues by elevating them through innovative and intimate storytelling. Think outside the box, inside the box.

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