Season 6

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The Realistic Joneses

by Will Eno

Nov. 11-13 and 15-20, 2016

Studio Theatre, HCC Ybor City, corner of E. Palm Ave and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba), Tampa, Florida

2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee
2014 Drama League Award Nominee

Two couples, Bob and Jennifer Jones and John and Pony Jones, 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.

“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.” – The New York Times, Read More

Eno’s dialogue is a marvel of compression and tonal control, trivial chitchat flipping into cosmic profundity with striking ease…there’s much to savor: the dry but meaningful banter, the joy of humans sharing time and space, battling the darkness with a joke or silence. Life in Enoland isn’t what you’d call realistic—it’s more real than that.” – Time Out New York, Read More

“Will Eno has written a play of such extraordinary wit and insight, so carefully constructed, it resonates for days. Lines of dialogue peal through your thoughts like distant bells.” – Edge Media, Read More

 

Grounded,

by George Brant

January 12 – 29, 2017, Thursdays – Sundays

(Note: the dates for Grounded have changed from 1/5/17-1/22/17)

Studio 120, TampaUSF, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa

The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
Fringe First Award – Edinburg Fringe Festival 
Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013
Short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

**Named a Top 10 London Play of 2013 by both The Guardian and the London Evening Standard**

Emilia Sargent stars in this one-woman play about a US Air Force fighter pilot turned drone operator. As she does her job in the deserts of Nevada and Iraq, her worlds begin to collide in unexpected ways.

Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama … an essential story for our times.” – The Scotsman

“A searing piece of writing…gripping…a must-see.” – The Guardian, Read More

“Five Stars. Outstanding.” – The London Standard, Read More

“Gripping…presents a convincing portrait” – The New York Times, Read More

“Critic’s Pick. A scorching sharp-eyed, timely script…lets no one off easy…clap all you want at the end of the play—and you’ll want to clap a lot—but the game stays with you” – Time Out New York, Read More

 

The Other Place

by Sharr White

June 9 – 25, 2017, Thursdays – Sundays

Studio 120, TampaUSF, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa

Juliana Smithton, a research neurologist now working for a pharmaceutical company, experiences an “incident” while giving a lecture at an exclusive beach resort.  She sees a mysterious young woman in a yellow bikini, and that vision begins a series of disorienting experiences.  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.

“By the end of Mr. White’s taut drama…the authority that Juliana wears with as much confidence as she does that trim suit has been stripped away, exposing a woman as fragile as a delicate piece of glass and almost as transparent.” —The New York Times

“White writes with great simplicity and discipline about a situation that defies discipline, defies neatness.” —New York Magazine (Critic’s Pick)

“…the slip-ups soon begin piling up in this 80-minute gem of a play until what’s real and what’s not collapse in a heap. It’s confusing and thrilling stuff.” —The Washington Post

“… a haunting drama … so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn’t revealed until the last shattering scene.” —Variety