Art exhibits, spicy food festival, and theater.: Here’s your weekly list of Pinellas things to do September 7-13.
Tampa Bay Theater
Ghostlight Young Company’s production of ‘The Lightning Thief’ delivered with great heart by mostly pre-teen and teenage student actors. Ghostlight Youth Company is a relatively new educational theatre program producing plays and musicals at the Catherine A. Hickman Theatre in Gulfport.
One takeaway at the show’s end is not “this was a terrible tragedy in a town that didn’t welcome gay people” but “this was a terrible tragedy because the town was not honest enough about who they were.”
In light of contemporary Florida politics, perhaps that’s a lesson many communities should heed in advance of another tragedy.
This is Neil Simon at his best. Later in the play, a scene between all four actors is such classic Neil Simon comedy: pitch-perfect, comedic gold. These top-shelf actors give everything to breathe great life to the last written words of one of America’s best and beloved playwrights. freeFall proves once again it knows what audiences need and want with this swan song to the great American playwright.
Ghostlight Young Company is a rising educational and youth-friendly theater company in St. Petersburg. The group may not have a solid home yet, but its casting auditions for its first production, ‘Urinetown’, at the end of June. They hope to perform the show in Gulfport this September.
St. Petersburg’s freeFall has partnered with Sarasota’s Urbanite Theatre for the world premiere of Rosa Fernadez’ “A Skeptic and a Bruja,” and our reviewer – an actor himself – loved everything about the show, even before the metaphorical curtain rose. Here’s why.
Sure, you could start binging yet another series, but there are other options – and some of them are live and local.
For many, the considerable absence of live theatre and performance in 2020 was catastrophic. But the survival instinct kicked in as well.
freeFall Theatre’s “War of the Worlds” is anchored by a live quartet of announcers/performers cheekily, an off-stage band and virtual correspondents.
St. Petersburg’s American Stage found a way to make lemonade – and open their work up to new audiences – that surprised even them in the global pandemic.