PRLog - Jan. 28, 2014 - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present Steve Yockey’sPluto, part of Harriett’s New Play Series, from February 27 - March 23, 2014. In collaboration with Atlanta’s Actor’s Express and Washington, DC’s Forum Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater will produce the National New Play Network’s (NNPN) 35th Rolling World Premiere through the Network’s Continued Life of New Plays Fund. Directed by Director of New Play Development Mark Routhier, the production features Orlando actors John Connon, Jillian Gizzi, Heather Leonardi, Chris Metz, and Suzanne O’Donnell. Tickets ($17 and $25) can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (407) 447-1700, online at www.orlandoshakes.org (http://www.orlandoshakes.org/)
Heather Leonardi as Cerberus in 'Pluto' at Orlando Shakes
Single mother Elizabeth Miller is having a bad day. A tree has crashed through her ceiling, the fridge is on the fritz, a forceful crowd threatens to invade her family's kitchen -- and then there's the odd new family pet! At the center of this chaos, time stands still as mother and son jump-start their relationship and try to confront reality together across the breakfast table.
“I am beyond thrilled to be directing Pluto,” said Routhier. “Our local cast is fantastic, and the design team is excited about bringing the mysterious world of this play to life.”
This is not the first time Orlando Shakes will collaborate with playwright Steve Yockey. A workshop production of his play Heavier Than was presented as part of the annual new play reading festival, PlayFest, in April 2010. More recently, Feverish, a retelling of Phaedra and Hippolytus through a modern lens, was presented as a reading at November 2011’s PlayFest and also directed by Mark Routhier. “Steve is a prolific and widely produced playwright,”
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AND RELATED EVENTS
THURSDAY TALK BACK
Stay after the performance on Thursday, March 13 for an informal Q & A with the cast and members of the artistic team.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Preview Dates: February 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. ($17)
Opening Date: Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Senior Matinee: Wednesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. ($17)
TIMES AND PRICES
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. – all seats $25
Group Sales: 20% off groups of 10+
Student Rush: $12 - 30 minutes prior to show w/ valid student ID
Military/Advanced Student Price: $10 off single ticket prices
Single tickets are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the Box Office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park.
Harriett's New Play Series is made possible through the generous support of Harriett Lake. Pluto is sponsored by Frank Santos & Dan Dantin. Orlando Shakespeare Theater is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/