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Stageworks’ 2018-19 Season: Embracing the Past, Changing the Future

Stageworks Theatre, Tampa’s longest running theatre, has announced an exciting 2018-19 season centered on the theme, Embracing the Past, Changing the Future. Stageworks Theatre prides itself on offering socially relevant plays and its Channel District theater has become the site to see independent, innovative programming from local cultural groups. Stageworks Theatre has an equally long history of outreach through its multiple youth programs of classes, camps, drumming and a youth acting ensemble. Stageworks is also the home of Stagewrights, a script development group designed for playwrights to get feedback on new drafts as works develop.  
Coming up next season at Stageworks Theatre: 

Judgment at Nuremberg

The Trials that Shook the World

September 28 – October 14
By Abby Mann
Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day. 

The Revolutionists

The World Needs a Revolution Led by Women

November 2 – November 18
By Lauren Gunderson
THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art and how we actually go about changing the world. 

The Winter Wonderettes

Hilarious Holiday Harmonies for All Ages

December 7 – December 23
By Roger Bean
The Wonderettes are back! This social celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Ready Steady Yeti Go

Starcrossed Lovers, Passive Agressive Parenting, and a Can of Spray Paint

February 8 – February 24
By David Jacobi
In the aftermath of a hate crime, Goon befriends Carly Uhlenbeek, the only black girl in school. Things start to go south when bad parental advice, passive-aggressive acts, and ill-formed gestures of kindness create a “White Guilt Perfect Storm” that threatens to drown their relationship. 

The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie Mystery

March 22 – April 7
By Agatha Christie
The world’s longest running play! 
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car was overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Four Guys Named José and Una Mujer Named María

The Rhythm is Going to Get You

May 31 – June 16
By: David Coffman and Dolores Prida

Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different (one is from Puerto Rico, one is from Cuba, one is from Mexico and one is from the Dominican Republic), not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions.

4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written (including such standards as La Bamba, Guantanamera, I Like It Like That and Bésame Mucho) sung in four and five-part harmony. The show is brimming with the zest of life intrinsic to the Latino culture.


Subscribe: Discount Available Now 

Next season’s Stageworks four types of subscription packages have added benefits! By subscribing to the 2018-2019 Season you will have access to discounted tickets, special offers around Downtown Tampa, an Express Check-in line and more. Newest of the four levels is Season Pass: First Look Pass, which allows holders to see plays during the first Saturday and Sunday of every show at a discounted rate. 
Go for their season tickets now and get a $15.00 discount on your preferred Season Pass. Use Discount Code: EARLYBIRD. Offer lasts until June 30, 2018CHECK OUT SUBSCRIPTIONS TODAY