Winter Park’s inaugural “Weekend of the Arts” Celebration

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Rediscover arts and culture in Winter Park at the city’s first “Weekend of the Arts” Friday, February 16, thru Monday, February 19. Be inspired with extraordinary performances, unique exhibits, and exciting events at over 20 arts organizations throughout the city. Each day features a new and exciting cultural experience. #wpinspires

Iphigenia and Other Daughters

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A modern retelling of the fall of the House of Atreusthis play follows the children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, siblings who are both players in the family tragedy and victims of it. The cycle of blood and vengeance seems inescapable until the final reunion of a lost sister and brother brings the bloody family saga to its mystical end.

Adapted By Ellen McLaughlin • Directed by Elizabeth Horn
Black Box • Rated PG-13

Tickets:

Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10

Seminar

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Innocence collides with experiences in this biting comedy… Four aspiring novelists sign up for private writing classes with an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored.

By Theresa Rebeck • Directed by Julia Listengarten
Main Stage • Rated R

Tickets:

Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10

Screened Out: We’re the Millers

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Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms


We’re the Millers is an average flick about petty criminals pretending to be the average American family. This is my namesake, and like my family, Millers is alternately very funny and very predictable.

Have you ever watched a film where you saw the next four plot points whole scenes before they happen? Millers is that kind of trip, but it’s bolstered by fine comedic chemistry.

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Screened Out: The Spectacular Now

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Miles Teller, Shailene, Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Lee

The Spectacular Now presented a new approach to teen-in-trouble films.

Most flicks about youth with serious problems, alcoholism, drug addiction, pregnancy, or depression, are heavy on the message. They also follow a pretty standard path, complete with finger pointing and a vital message, usually delivered by the protagonist in an overwrought monologue or voice-over.

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Screened Out: Percy Jackson: Seas of Monsters

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Starring: Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Stanley Tucci

This kid-friendly epic isn’t going to get any Olympian attention.

Sci-fi and fantasy audiences who love exploring cohesive worlds with clear characterization are in for a letdown. PJSOM misses all these opportunities, plus a bit more. It feels cobbled together from Homer’s Odyssey, Harry Potter, and Spy Kids. The first Percy Jackson film wasn’t much better, but at least it aimed at a unifying theme.

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