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'Lark Eden' returns to New American Theater stage

Roxanne Fay, Natalie Symons and Jeni Bond play three Southern women in Lark Eden, a play written by Symons.

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Roxanne Fay, Natalie Symons and Jeni Bond play three Southern women in Lark Eden, a play written by Symons.

After a successful run over the summer, Lark Eden has a return engagement at New American Theater, which opens its second season with the play by Natalie Symons. Starring Jeni Bond, Roxanne Fay and Symons, it is told entirely in letters to and from three Southern women over 75 years.

"I've often been moved, sometimes haunted, by the way in which old friendships persist as time eludes," the playwright says. "For those inconspicuous souls amongst us — for those whose lives are seemingly unspectacular yet the fingerprints that they unknowingly leave on the hearts of those they love endure against the tumult and heartbreak of time."

Lark Eden, directed by Karla Hartley, opens Friday and runs through Oct. 9 at the theater in BayWalk, 183 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $17, $20. Preview at 7:30 tonight is $15 advance or pay what you can at the door. (727) 575-9241; newamericantheater.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

'Lark Eden' returns to New American Theater stage 09/21/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:30am]

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