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Ground Floor: Dancing in the Blue Light

Ground Floor: Dancing in the Blue Light

About The Show

Asolo Repertory Theatre’s new work development program, Ground Floor, will present a free staged reading of the play, Dancing in the Bluelight, conceived by Tomé Cousin and Monteze Freeland and written by Monteze Freeland on Friday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m., in the Asolo Rep Rehearsal Hall.

In this sexy, sultry play with music and dance, Cousin and Freeland capture the beating heart of a moment in time that needs to be remembered.

As the records spin in an underground club in 1960s Baltimore, a close-knit group of Black, same-gender-loving men and women meet to drink, flirt and dance. In this small bubble, they feel free of the pressures of the larger world, but past and present traumas haunt them. With the streets above growing unsafe, this small community must decide how far they will go to ensure their own survival.

This reading is the second event in Ground Floor’s new Muriel O’Neil American Heritage Commission Series, which is set to commission three plays by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) playwrights and directors over the next three years, made possible by a generous $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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