At long last, I’m able to announce TampaRep’s Season 6.
We’ve got a great line-up, and I hope you’ll agree that these plays fit the TampaRep mold: they’re innovative, provocative, classic.
Nov 11th – 20th, The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno, an area premiere (Studio Theatre at HCC Ybor City).
Nominated in 2014for both the Outer Critics Circle Award (New York) and the Drama League Award, the play focuses on two couples, Bob and Jennifer Jones and John and Pony Jones, who find themselves neighbors in small town near the mountains. As the play unfolds, we learn what has brought them to this place, and how their lives change both because of why they’re there and who they are. The New York Times wrote “plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really.”
January 6th – 22nd, Grounded by George Brant (Studio 120 on the TampaUSF campus).
In this one-woman play, starring Emilia Sargent, we follow a fighter pilot who, after getting pregnant and giving birth, returns to duty as a drone operator. As she does her job in the deserts of Nevada and Iraq, her worlds begin to collide in unexpected ways. Winner of The Edinburg Fringe Festival Fringe First Award, and Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013. The Scotsman called it “a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama. . . an essential story for our times.”
June 9th – 25th, The Other Place by Sharr White (a Florida premiere).
Juliana Smithton, a research neurologist now working for a pharmaceutical company, experiences an “incident” while giving a lecture at an exclusive beach resort. This incident begins a series of disorienting events for Julia, the people around her – and the audience. As her life begins to fall apart, she has to sort truth from fiction, untangle past and present, and discover how to face the future. As Variety put it, The Other Place is “a haunting drama. . . so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn’t revealed until the last shattering scene.” Filled with comic moments, the play, like Grounded and The Realistic Joneses asks “Who am I” and “How do I know.”
We’re excited about our upcoming season and hope you are, too — excited enough to get your Season 6 FlexPass now. Individual tickets will go on sale September 1st. Note that for this season, we’ve decided to start all evening performances at 8pm (the Sunday matinee remains at 3pm.)
The Adult General Admission ticket is now $25 and the Student/Senior/Military ticket is $20. Our best deal, though, remains the FlexPass. For Season 6, you can get the FlexPass Regular (six punches) for $95 (a nearly 40% savings off the individual ticket price) or the Mini (three punches) for $60 (a 20% savings). And because we know it’s sometimes hard to get to the theatre, if you’re a Season 5 FlexPass holder but didn’t use all your punches, we’ll honor those for our first production – just remember to mention it when you email us for reservations.
See you at the theatre,
C. David Frankel