Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its winter rep season this week with the 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan’s electrifying political drama ALL THE WAY.
“…action-packed, thoroughly gripping… jaw-dropping political drama”
“A thrilling night in the theatre with immense contemporary resonance, ALL THE WAY is the perfect production to continue the fourth season of Asolo Rep’s American Character Project.”
– Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director
January 8–April 9
ALL THE WAY
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Emily Sophia Knapp, based on the original production by Bill Rauch
Final Preview Tonight
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 took 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.
The REP SEASON is now underway with three fantastic shows opening in three weeks…
Asolo Rep is one of only a handful of companies in North America that performs in true rotating rep, which challenges the entire organization, particularly the actors and craftspeople. Repertory means that our acting company presents several different plays during the same week, all on the same stage, and that each of our actors can be in one, two or even three productions at once. Each of our sets are built to accommodate moving on and off stage within 90 minutes. Asolo Rep has perfected the art of rep and our audiences are all the richer for it. OPENING NEXT WEEK
Living on Love
By Joe DiPietro
Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin
Directed by Peter Amster
January 13–February 25
“We’re talking big laughs!”
– New York Post
“Picks up opera where the Marx brothers left it off”
– The Wrap
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.
A comedy…by Eugene O’Neill? Yes! One of the pillars of 20th-century drama who created some of the most tragic stories for the stage, O’Neill also penned the wonderfully romantic and sweetly funny, Ah Wilderness! Set in Norman Rockwellesque New England in the days of America’s innocence, the play looks back to an idyllic age when family life revolved around picnics and Sunday drives in the family Buick. 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. Filled with American popular music of the period, family life and all its foibles are beautifully portrayed in O’Neill’s coming-of-age love letter to a simpler time in America.
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 | Mezzanine
Featuring directors Greg Leaming and Peter Amster
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!
FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training presents
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.