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The 2020-21 Season | FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

SISTER CARRIE

World Premiere

By Greg Leaming
Adapted from Theodore Dreiser
Directed by Greg Leaming
Preview: November 3, 2020
November 4 – 22, 2020

18-year-old Carrie Meeber ventures from her small Wisconsin town to Chicago in 1900 in search of a better life. When a traveling salesman learns that she is an aspiring actress, he sets her up in her own apartment and surrounds her with wealth and attention. On her rise from obscurity to fame, she discovers the allure of money and sex – and how little morality plays a role. Adapted for the stage by Greg Leaming, this major theatrical event stars the entire second year company of actors and acting instructor, Jonathan Epstein.

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR

By Lauren Gunderson
Preview: January 5, 2021
January 6 – 24, 2021

Nan Carter decides to take matters into her own hands and teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. Aided by her reliable BFF and cheerleader Simon, along with her new friend Sweetheart the stripper, Nan finally has the confidence to make the break she’s been longing for. Through a night of emotional trials and several jars of honey, Nan and Kyle are freed from their past in this smart, quirky comedy that delivers a few heartfelt lessons on friendship, loyalty and finding yourself.

BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

By Christopher Durang
Preview: February 16, 2021
February 17 – March 7, 2021

Helen and John are completely unprepared for parenthood. They’re disappointed that their newborn baby doesn’t speak English and they are too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy. Add an outrageous Nanny, a clueless school principal and, and when it turns out that Daisy is a boy, stopping the madness is next to impossible. This laugh-out-loud dark comedy dives face first into the absurd waters of how, for better or worse, family makes us who we are.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDENS: JULIUS CAESAR

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Epstein
Preview: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
April 7 – 26, 2021
Sunday Matinee: April 11, 2021 - 10:30am

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of intrigue, allegiance and conspiracy, Julius Caesar is the ultimate political thriller. Caesar returns to Rome a triumphant war hero and the people pour into the streets to celebrate. But whispers of opposition grow. When civic duty clashes with political ambition, it turns out democracy cannot be rebuilt so easily. This classic, passionate story reveals what we’ll sacrifice for a chance at a better world.