Live Theater at the Library? Yes!
PALM HARBOR - The Showcase Repertory Theater, a division of the Showcase Arts Foundation, Inc., will be performing full-length plays at the Palm Harbor Library starting in October. There will be two performances of each play - Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon. Live theater at the library? Yes, that's right!
Director Gene Coppola is very excited to be offering this new venue to library patrons. As he read in a recent Time magazine article, "in these troubling times, it's important to have the release and escape of the arts and an opportunity to dream."
The first performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, and again at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Almost Maine, by John Cariani, is a quirky, lovely, romantic comedy played out in a series of short stories set in the unincorporated town of Almost, Maine, under the spell of the Northern Lights. "Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts according to the New York Times.
In November, the library will be offering Doubt - A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. This 2005 Pulitzer prize-winning play will have you on the edge of your seats. Set in the changing environment of the 1960's Catholic Church, the principal of an elementary school becomes suspicious of a priest and his relationship with their only black male student. You may recall that Doubt was nominated for five Academy Awards last year.
No reservations are required, and a suggested $10 donation will be taken at the door. The library is located at 2330 Nebraska Avenue. For further information, call 727-784-3332, Ext. 306.
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