Asolo Repertory Theatre Presents Inside Asolo Rep: Sotto Voce
on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Explore the exquisite world of Sotto Voce with director Melissa Kievman and other special guests from the creative team. This interactive panel discussion will be guided by Asolo Rep’s dramaturg/literary manager Lauryn Sasso.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz captures the resiliency of true love and the power of memories in this spiritual masterpiece. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn lost her one true love when he fled Nazi Germany aboard the SS St. Louis, a ship carrying 937 Jewish immigrants seeking refuge in Cuba. Cuba and the United States tragically turned the ship away, leaving the ship’s passengers to return to Europe where many perished in Nazi concentration camps. Her heartbreak resurfaces when a young Jewish Cuban writer contacts the now 80-year-old reclusive, lovelorn Bemadette to research the ship’s ill-fated voyage. Their relationship slowly evolves into a transcendent romance based on her memories of the boy she never stopped loving.
Sotto Voce opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, April 1 at 8pm.
MELISSA KIEVMAN THIRD SEASON (Director, Sotto Voce) is thrilled to be back at Asolo Rep where she directed Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve by James Still and The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead by Robert Hewitt. Kievman has developed and directed new work in New York at The Atlantic Theater Company, The Lucille Lortel for Theaterworks USA, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, and regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival/Cleveland Public Theater, ACT Seattle, O’Neill Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Hangar Theater, Geva Theater, Roadworks Chicago, and at The Gate Theater in London. Melissa is on the Directing Faculty of the Brown University/Trinity Rep Program, was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Fellowship for Directors and is a graduate of NYU Playwrights Horizons and Northwestern.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11am
FSU Center for the Performing Arts
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Tickets for Inside Asolo Rep are $5 for the general public and free for donors and Asolo Rep Guild members.
For tickets to Inside Asolo Rep and Asolo Rep’s 14-15 season, visit www.asolorep.org, call 941.351.8000 or 800.361.8388, or visit Asolo Rep’s Box Office, located in the lobby of the theatre.