Monday, July 23, 2018
News Roundup

Village Players scare up production of The Vampyre

Twilight fans and Halloween thrill seekers can turn to the Village Players to get in the Halloween holiday spirit.

The Vampyre, the latest production from the Players, promises to "keep you on the edge of your seat," according to director Carlton Jones. The show premieres Friday at the James McCabe Theatre

The opening night will feature a dinner theatre

It runs for seven dates in October, closing with a matinee on Oct. 23.

The opening night dinner theatre includes a meal that features "garlic" mashed potatoes, as garlic is known to ward off vampires. Tickets are $25 per person.

The Vampyre is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori.

"If you are a fan of 'Interview with a Vampire' you will love this," Jones said.

Village Players vice president Gail Pierce said Jones has handled the material well.

"He's a delight to work with both on and off stage and brings his characters to life," Pierce said. "He brings his vision to full fruition with every play he directs."

With adult themes, the play is not suitable for children and theater officials say its aimed at a PG-13 crowd and older.

For more information or reservations call (813) 481-3147 or go to thevillageplayersvalrico.com

Comments
Tampa Bay Times names Mark Katches as new executive editor

Tampa Bay Times names Mark Katches as new executive editor

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Times today named Mark Katches, a veteran journalist who has led his teams to Pulitzer-Prize-winning work, as the next executive editor of Florida’s largest newspaper.Katches, 55, who is now the editor and vice presiden...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Waitress on taking down man who groped her: ‘We deal with a lot’

Waitress on taking down man who groped her: ‘We deal with a lot’

It was almost 11 p.m., and Emelia Holden was finishing up her shift as a server at a Savannah, Ga., pizzeria when she felt a hand on her backside.She reacted immediately, yanking the man backward by his red shirt as he tried to walk away and wrapping...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Police: 1 injured in building collapse on Miami Beach

Police: 1 injured in building collapse on Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH — Police say a 12-story building on Miami Beach that was slated to be torn down has collapsed, injuring one person. Miami Beach police officials tweeted that the victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday morning. A ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

FORT LAUDERDALE — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Co-founder of Liturgical Folk: ‘We want our music to be a fire starter’

Co-founder of Liturgical Folk: ‘We want our music to be a fire starter’

Ryan Flanigan, co-founder of the Anglican music project Liturgical Folk, writes songs with two groups of people in mind — the old and the young."When I write or sing in front of a church, they are who I am looking at," Flanigan, 38, said. "If a song ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Pasco Religion Calendar for July 27

Religion CalendarGenerations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Odessa, is collecting school supplies to fill backpacks for students in need. Donations are needed by Aug. 5. Contact the church for a list of needed items. For more information, visit ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Restaurant review: Ford’s Garage and Yeoman’s open themed spots in downtown St. Petersburg, and one fares slightly better so far

Restaurant review: Ford’s Garage and Yeoman’s open themed spots in downtown St. Petersburg, and one fares slightly better so far

ST. PETERSBURG - Restaurants with heavy theming can go awry in a number of ways: too much, not enough, mixed messages, ham-fisted devotion to cliches, etc. It can be a runaway train that unduly influences the food, music, architecture, server uniform...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Updated: 2 hours ago
A flying umbrella injures a second beach-goer in a week

A flying umbrella injures a second beach-goer in a week

A portion of an aluminum beach umbrella was driven entirely through a 67-year-old woman’s ankle after it went airborne at a beach in New Jersey last week.The July 16 event was heralded as a freak accident.RELATED: London woman impaled by beach umbrel...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top 5 at noon: Florida insider poll: nominees for governor will be ... ; Hillsborough sheriff loosens rules for new hires; and more

Top 5 at noon: Florida insider poll: nominees for governor will be ... ; Hillsborough sheriff loosens rules for new hires; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:FLORIDA INSIDER POLL: NOMINEES FOR GOVERNOR WILL BE ...Florida’s busiest election cycle in decades is shaped above all by one guy, Donald Trump. That’s the clear consensus of more than 220 lo...
Updated: 2 hours ago