Make us your home page
Instagram

Skelton Black Box Theatre announces first season

NEW PORT RICHEY — The hammers, saws and paint buckets are still visible, transforming the former Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre in downtown New Port Richey into Richey Suncoast Theatre's first satellite venture, the Charlie and Marie Skelton Black Box Theatre, a small venue dedicated to shows geared toward adult audiences.

As the remodeling work wraps up, executive director Marie Skelton has announced the venue's first full season of four shows, starting Nov. 11 with the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama Proof, and ending on June 18 with the last performance of the 1985 multi-generational drama Eleemosynary. In between are the tragedy Stop Kiss and the zany comedy The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged).

Each show runs for two weekends. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Doors open one hour before each show; the performance area opens 30 minutes before curtain time. The theater is at 5732 Main St.

Tickets are $25 per show, or $85 for all four shows, open seating (theater configuration may be different for each production). There is a $2.50-per-ticket handling charge for credit card purchases. Tickets will be available before each show, depending on availability. For tickets, call (727) 842-6777.

The shows are:

Nov. 11-20: Proof, the story of a young math prodigy who has been the caretaker for her mathematically gifted, but mentally deteriorating father for many years. When he dies, a groundbreaking mathematical proof is discovered by a young graduate student among the late professor's papers. The question is: Who can prove the proof's authorship?

Feb. 17-26: Stop Kiss, where two young women strolling through New York City's West Village in the 1990s share their first kiss, then are viciously beaten by an enraged bystander. One woman goes into a coma, and her friends rally around, testing friendships, loyalty and commitment.

April 21-30: The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) which includes parodies and shortened versions of all the works of William Shakespeare. (Hamlet is done in 43 seconds forward, 42 seconds backward.)

June 9-18: Eleemosynary, the workings of the relationships among three women — 75-year-old Dorothea; her middle-aged daughter, Artie, and Artie's 16-year-old daughter, Echo. The play begins just as Dorothea has had a stroke, and Echo, who is caring for her, is trying to reconcile the three estranged women.

Skelton Black Box Theatre announces first season 10/07/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. New podcast: Don't forget your goat leggings, Dragnet fans!

    Blogs

    The Stuck in the '80s podcast returned on Sunday with an episode on "Underrated Movies from 1987" - this time June of that year. This week, we celebrate the pure goodness of Dragnet and Roxanne

  2. Hernando Events for June 30-July 6

    Events

    30 Friday

    Free Zika training: Presented by the Hernando Computer Club, the training is for those who wish to assist in the effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. Club members are volunteers for World Community Grid and are donating their devices' spare computing power to help scientists find a …

  3. Boy Scouts to head up Temple Terrace's 4th of July parade

    Events

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Volunteering is a major priority in scouting and prepping teens to become leaders is the primary purpose of the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout program.

  4. Lutz lends old-fashioned feel to 4th of July events

    Events

    LUTZ — Attendees of the Lutz 4th of July celebration will take a step back in time with a parade, games, races, music and the election of the Guv'na of Lutz.

  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 28

    Events

    The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona …

    This artwork called "Swimmer" by artist Nathan Sawaya is part of The Art of the Brick exhibition coming to Tampa June 23- Sept. 4. It will be open for free.