Asolo Repertory Theatre, We’re Talking Big Laughs: LIVING ON LOVE opens this week

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OPENS TONIGHT – the deliriously funny
LIVING ON LOVE!

 

“I get excited by good, laugh-out-loud comedies. And when I sat down to read Living on Love for the first time, I started laughing on page one, and didn’t really stop until right near the end, when its sentiment and depth of feeling surprised and moved me.”

– Peter Amster, Director

 

 “What I liked most at the opening night performance of Living on Love was being in the middle of an audience that is laughing constantly, getting all the jokes and having a ball.”

– Berkshire on Stage and Screen

 

“We’re talking big laughs!”

– New York Post

 

Regional Premiere

Living on Love

By Joe DiPietro

Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin

Directed by Peter Amster

January 13–February 25

 

Get ready for non-stop laughs when this classy new show-biz comedy takes the stage at Asolo Rep. There’s only one person with a worse temperament, bigger ego and more flamboyant sense of self-importance than opera diva Raquel – and that’s her husband, the Italian maestro Vito De Angelis. When Raquel discovers Vito has become enamored with the young lady ghostwriting his largely fictionalized autobiography, she hires her own handsome scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown and romance blossoms in unexpected ways in this glamourous romp through the world of music, marriage and celebrity.

 

Watch the Living on Love promo!

 

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NOW PLAYING THROUGH APRIL 9

ALL THE WAY

By Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Emily Sophia Knapp, based on the original production by Bill Rauch

 

“Gripping… Vibrant… Captivating”

– Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

 “Wyman is nothing short of brilliant as L.B.J.

– Dennis Maley, Bradenton Times

 

1964 was a pivotal year in American history – a landmark civil rights bill was passed, America began its involvement in Vietnam… and one man sat at the center of it all. A masterful and ruthless politician with towering ambitions and an indomitable will, Lyndon B. Johnson would do whatever it takes to lift the country out of the ashes and secure his re-election. With 26 actors portraying some of history’s most dynamic figures: J. Edgar Hoover; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Governor George Wallace, Senator Hubert Humphrey; and more, ALL THE WAY is an epic and exhilarating portrayal of one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history.

 

Watch the All The Way promo!

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OPENS NEXT WEEK

 

Ah, Wilderness!

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Greg Leaming

January 20–April 10


“A sensitive tribute to young and middle-aged love and to a beautiful, bygone era.”

The Examiner

 

“A valentine to hearty turn-of-the-twentieth-century American life”

– Washington Post

 

Eugene O’Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. His wonderfully romantic and sweetly funny Ah, Wilderness! returns to the days of America’s innocence and what it was like to be young and in love. On July 4, 1906, while the Miller family is planning its holiday festivities, dreamy-eyed middle child Richard is spurned by his first love and sets out an a rebellious adventure into the adult world. As his attempts to sow his wild oats intersect with small-town gossip, hilarious misunderstandings ensue. Filled with popular music of the time, family life and all its foibles are beautifully portrayed in O’Neill’s coming-of-age love letter to a simpler time in America.

 

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DO YOU KNOW THE SCOOP?

 

Prior to EVERY PERFORMANCE this season (opening nights excluded), you are invited to join us for THE SCOOP, a 20-minute presentation providing insight into the ideas and inspirations that contributed to the production you are about to watch. THE SCOOP is held in the orchestra level of the theatre one hour before curtain and is free to all ticket holders for that performance.
 


INSIDE ASOLO REP:

Living on Love and Ah, Wilderness!

Wednesday, January 27 @ 11am  |  Cook Theatre

Featuring directors Peter Amster (Living on Love) and Greg Leaming (Ah, Wilderness!)

 

Discover what it takes to bring Asolo Rep’s upcoming productions of Living on Love and Ah, Wilderness! to the stage. Get rare insights from the artistic process and hear directly from the people responsible for producing the work you see on stage. Join us and be a true insider!

 

Tickets for INSIDE ASOLO REP are $5 for the general public and free for donors and
Asolo Rep Guild members.
Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Come at 10am and enjoy coffee and pastries in the lobby!

 

 

Click here to purchase tickets.

TICKETS, TABLE SPONSORSHIPS & INFORMATION 
941-351-9010 ext. 4702 or [email protected]

ASOLOREP.ORG/ANNUALGALA


 

 

FINAL WEEKEND!
FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training presents

The Liar

By David Ives

Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille

Directed by Justin Lucero

Now playing through January 17

 

 “Anyone who loves wordplay and who can appreciate brilliant playwriting will love The Liar.”

– Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

 

Dorante is charming, witty, handsome, and a pathological liar whose outlandish stories create an ever-increasing series of problems for himself and everyone around him. This bubbling French farce is adapted by the funniest American playwright of this or any other age, the author of Venus in Fur and The School for Lies.

Tickets for all FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training tickets are available through the Asolo Repertory Theatre Box Office. Call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388.
Purchase tickets here.

 

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