Beyond the 100-year-old Peter Pan, Nov. 19, 2004-Jan. 1, 2005, also on the main stage in the Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre at the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts will be Matthew Barber's Enchanted April, about women sharing a vacation villa in Italy, Nov. 26, 2003-March 6, 2005; Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Dec. 3, 2004-April 14, 2005; Michele Lowe's The Smell of the Kill, about wives getting revenge on their husbands, Jan. 21-May 5, 2005; Hecht and MacArthur's dark newspaper comedy The Front Page, Jan. 28-May 3, 2005; Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream March 18-May 8, 2005; and a musical to be announced.
Productions are presented in rotating repertory, a rarity in American theatre. Howard J. Millman is the troupe's producing artistic director.
The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training second year students will perform the following shows in the Jane B. Cook Theatre: Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, Nov. 24-Dec. 12; David Mamet's Boston Marriage Jan. 5-23, 2005; Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle March 2-20, 2005; The Island of Slaves by Pierre Marivaux, translated by Neil Bartlett, April 13-May 1, 2005. In the little-known Marivaux play, "an upper class English gentleman and his servant are shipwrecked on an island along with an upper class English gentlewoman and her maid. Before long, they meet Trivelin, an island resident. Trivelin explains that escaped slaves founded the island, and that master and servant must reverse roles to learn how their actions affect each other. Hilarity ensues in this 18th century treasure about how people treat each other, and the compromises necessary in any relationship."
Gil Lazier is director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
All dates and plays are subject to change. For more information about the Asolo Theatre Company or the Conservatory seasons, call (941) 351-8000 or (800) 361 8388, or visit www.asolo.org.