American Stage Presents SILENT SKY

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Silent Sky 

By Lauren Gunderson 

American Stage 

Nov. 20 – Dec. 22, 2019

Directed by Kristin Clippard 

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours”. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman.

“…sheer magic…bursts of smart, infectious humor.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

 

Run Time: 2 hours  with one intermission

Age Recommendation: 10+

  • Price:  
    • Wednesdays 7pm: $44
    • Thursdays 7pm: $44
    • Fridays 8pm: $50
    • Saturday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Saturday Evenings 8pm: $54
    • Sunday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Wednesday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | Pay What you Can/$20 in Advance (Recommended)
    • Thursday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | $30
    • Opening Night 8pm: $70

 

  • UNDER 30 PASS: Our monthly subscription, offering ‘unlimited theatre’ to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month.
  • UNDER 20 PASSPORT: A bold experiment, providing FREE tickets to young people under the age of 20 (suggested 12-19) to American Stage’s mainstage season. 

 

163 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Americanstage.org

http://americanstage.org/SILENTSKY

https://tickets.americanstage.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1824(Direct Link to Buy Tickets)

727.823.7529

boxoffice@americanstage.org

 

American Stage Presents SILENT SKY

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Silent Sky 

By Lauren Gunderson 

American Stage 

Nov. 20 – Dec. 22, 2019

Directed by Kristin Clippard 

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours”. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman.

“…sheer magic…bursts of smart, infectious humor.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

 

Run Time: 2 hours  with one intermission

Age Recommendation: 10+

  • Price:  
    • Wednesdays 7pm: $44
    • Thursdays 7pm: $44
    • Fridays 8pm: $50
    • Saturday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Saturday Evenings 8pm: $54
    • Sunday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Wednesday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | Pay What you Can/$20 in Advance (Recommended)
    • Thursday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | $30
    • Opening Night 8pm: $70

 

  • UNDER 30 PASS: Our monthly subscription, offering ‘unlimited theatre’ to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month.
  • UNDER 20 PASSPORT: A bold experiment, providing FREE tickets to young people under the age of 20 (suggested 12-19) to American Stage’s mainstage season. 

 

163 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Americanstage.org

http://americanstage.org/SILENTSKY

https://tickets.americanstage.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1824(Direct Link to Buy Tickets)

727.823.7529

boxoffice@americanstage.org

 

New ‘Hocus Pocus’ novel features lesbian love story

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Disney’s cult classic movie “Hocus Pocus” has transformed into a novel that features a teenage lesbian love interest.

“Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel” is a two-part young adult novel that retells the original spooky story and adds a new sequel to the mix. The continuation of the story gives the Sanderson sisters the opportunity to enchant the next generation of Salem teenagers.

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Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret affair heads to the big screen

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ABOVE: Out actor Tab Hunter in his hunky ‘50s heyday. Photo courtesy the Film Collaborative.

J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are teaming up to bring the story of Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret love affair to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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THE BIGOT PLAY

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THE BIGOT Play-

What happens when Jim the biggest Bigot in the country needs an African American lesbian to save his life…

THE BIGOT It’s a story that tackles the most important issue of our time; it’s intense, provocative and sensitive all at once. Most importantly, it provides a much-needed spirit of hope: That even the most cynical among us can find common ground.

An amazing story about Jim an equal opportunity bigot, Jim is intolerant on the basis of religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender and ethnicity – he hates them all and is happy to let them know it. That he hasn’t yet converted his adult liberal son, Seth, to be like him is a source of never-ending frustration. Well, almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door- An African American Aysha and Paula.
But “The Bigot” is about to get the shock of his life, and so are you.
When things don’t go Jim’s way and his life starts to crumble in front of his (and our) eyes, something happens that changes not only his life forever, it changes everybody around him.

THE BIGOT PLAY

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THE BIGOT Play-

What happens when Jim the biggest Bigot in the country needs an African American lesbian to save his life…

THE BIGOT It’s a story that tackles the most important issue of our time; it’s intense, provocative and sensitive all at once. Most importantly, it provides a much-needed spirit of hope: That even the most cynical among us can find common ground.

An amazing story about Jim an equal opportunity bigot, Jim is intolerant on the basis of religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender and ethnicity – he hates them all and is happy to let them know it. That he hasn’t yet converted his adult liberal son, Seth, to be like him is a source of never-ending frustration. Well, almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door- An African American Aysha and Paula.
But “The Bigot” is about to get the shock of his life, and so are you.
When things don’t go Jim’s way and his life starts to crumble in front of his (and our) eyes, something happens that changes not only his life forever, it changes everybody around him.

THE BIGOT PLAY

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THE BIGOT Play-

What happens when Jim the biggest Bigot in the country needs an African American lesbian to save his life…

THE BIGOT It’s a story that tackles the most important issue of our time; it’s intense, provocative and sensitive all at once. Most importantly, it provides a much-needed spirit of hope: That even the most cynical among us can find common ground.

An amazing story about Jim an equal opportunity bigot, Jim is intolerant on the basis of religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender and ethnicity – he hates them all and is happy to let them know it. That he hasn’t yet converted his adult liberal son, Seth, to be like him is a source of never-ending frustration. Well, almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door- An African American Aysha and Paula.
But “The Bigot” is about to get the shock of his life, and so are you.
When things don’t go Jim’s way and his life starts to crumble in front of his (and our) eyes, something happens that changes not only his life forever, it changes everybody around him.

African-American Read-In

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Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 28th Annual National African-American Read-In. For more information, visit ocls.info/read-in.

Pilobolus: Shadowland

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Dr. Phillips Center Presents Pilobolus: Shadowland

Public On-Sale: 12 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access.

Show date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Show times: 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $29.00
Walt Disney Theater

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes.

Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams. She sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her shadow. Walls spin, darkness swallows the girl, and she’s off on a journey into Shadowland.

Shadowland was conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the playfully surreal animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, and is propelled by a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer and film composer David Poe. And, it is a signature Pilobolus presentation with the fluid logic of a dream, the grace of an acrobatic dance, the humor of a child, and the heart of a love story; it celebrates the strange and wonderful power of the dark to illuminate us in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways.

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

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Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered — larger than T. rex — and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim.

With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what — other than its size — makes this ancient monster unique.

Our 2016-2017 National Geographic Live! season tickets are on sale now. Call 813.229.7827.

Watermark columnist Jason LeClerc releases second major book, turns perspective on its head

By : Billy Manes
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Tampa Bay-based writer, columnist and self-proclaimed “poet-economist” Jason Leclerc is no stranger to Watermark’s readership. He’s been brave enough – even lexicon-swirled-in-laughter enough – to make a strong argument for being a gay Republican, which is no easy task in these pages. In 2013, Leclerc released his first book, a collection of math and reflections in the mirrors of logic like few before it called, oddly, Momentitiousness. On Aug. 7, Leclerc’s follow-up tome Black Kettle hits the stores and the internet with a different tone. He’ll be doing some reading and mingling and signing among friends from his hometown and fans from all over.

One reading, Leclerc says, will be a story called “Baptizer.” (“I’ve read it a couple times since Pulse, and I weep,” he says. “I don’t know how selfish that sounds. In light of Pulse, I think you’ll get chills, because I wrote it three years before.”)

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The Pitmen Painters

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by Lee Hall and William Feaver
Directed by Brendon Fox
Based on the triumphant true story about a group of British miners who discover a new way to express themselves and unexpectedly become art-world sensations. An arresting and witty salute to the power of individual expression and the collective spirit, THE PITMEN PAINTERS takes you on an unforgettable journey from the depths of the mine to the heights of fame. Contains brief partial nudity…Blink and you might miss it.