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  1. Inaugural Tampa Bay Theatre Festival features actor Tasha Smith, five plays

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    Rory Lawrence is about to host the first ever Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, and the feelings are familiar: the energy, the ambition, the anxiety.

    Saul’s Juke Joint, with Amber Forbes, Rocky Cusseaux, Camille Scringer, Jay Washington and Kimberly Webb, is a festival play.
  2. Straz's Jobsite Theater a finalist for American Theatre Wing grant

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    The folks at Tampa's Jobsite Theater are feeling the glow of recognition at the moment, hopeful some money and prestige could be close behind.

    The Straz Center’s resident theater company is known for its risk-taking fare, such as a production earlier this year of Return to the Forbidden Planet.
  3. Mike Epps, Michael Che and Jo Koy bring laughs to the Mahaffey

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    Scoring the perfect comic mix on a single bill is a bit art and a bit magic. Tampa Bay is getting a lot of practice these days.

    Mike Epps
  4. 'Divine Sister' brings funny nuns back to Stageworks

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    What the world needs now, is nuns, more nuns. And it's exactly what we'll get when The Divine Sister makes a short repeat appearance at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa this weekend. The satirical take on Hollywood films and faith by Charles Busch nods at a litany of old movies, including The Song of Bernadette, …

    Matthew McGee plays Mother Superior in Stageworks Theatre’s The Divine Sister.
  5. Catch funny one-act plays at St. Petersburg City Theatre

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    Retirement, dogs, dating, kissing, monsters under the bed and chickens in the back yard are just a few of the topics tackled by the playwrights in St. Petersburg City Theatre's Evening of Summer Shorts, a series of 10 different 10-minute one-act plays. The top 10 selections were chosen from more than 500 submissions …

    In one of the “summer shorts” at St. Petersburg City Theatre this weekend, young actors appearing in Monsters Under My Bed are, from left, Sam Sneary, Jonah Henriksson, Annika Fuller and Adam Fuller. 
  6. 'Less' at the Studio@620 tackles the plight of homeless women

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    The drug addict. The kicked-out daughter. The military veteran. The mother.

    All homeless, all for different reasons.

    Karleigh Chase wrote and directed the one-woman show Less, in which she portrays Leslie, who becomes homeless.
  7. London features three plays with particularly passionate women

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    LONDON

    You have heard this story before, many times, and it has never been pretty. A wife devotes her existence to furthering her husband's career, making countless self-denying sacrifices. And then the bum trades her in for a younger model. The discarded wife gets angrier and angrier and angrier, until there's …

    Ian McDiarmid and Kathleen Turner portray an art historian and a heavy-drinking yard-sale scavenger who connect over a possible Jackson Pollock painting she picked up on the cheap in Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist.
  8. Confident, humble Brandon teen stars at Patel Conservatory

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    TAMPA — As if Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. isn't full of enough glitter and glamor, co-director Scott Daniel's birthday made the set even sweeter.

    Alexa Lowrey plays Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. “She came to the table with who she thought Millie was,” director Scott Daniel said of Alexa’s audition.
  9. Teen cast to bring the story of Peter Pan to Stage West

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    SPRING HILL — Fighting with pirates. Living among mermaids and fairies. Never growing up.

    From left, Rebecca Douglas is Wendy Darling, Amanda Waters is Peter Pan and Holly Frendberg is Tinker Bell in Stage West Community Playhouse’s rendition of Peter Pan Jr. The production will run Fridays through Sundays from Aug. 8 to 17.
  10. Breaking down the talent at the Tampa's Oddball Festival

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    A rotating slate of comics are filling out the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which launches in Tampa on Friday before stops around the country. It drops some of the biggest names in comedy into a shaker and pours out a different cocktail each time.

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13:  Louis C.K. speaks onstage at Comedy Central's night of too many stars: America comes together for autism programs at The Beacon Theatre on October 13, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)