Manalapan's Carbonell Award-winning Florida Stage (formerly the Pope Theatre Company) recently looked at the travails of hero/traitor Benedict Arnold in a play by William Mastrosimone. Now the company takes on different moral issues in Incorruptible, a dark comedy by Michael Hollinger beginning Dec. 12.
Set in a medievel monastery, the monks face the age-old struggle to keep Pilgrims coming -- to maintain both faith and financing. The play was the hit of last season's New Voices play-reading series at Florida Stage.
Gail Garrisan directs Traber Burns, Dan Leonard, Lourelene Snedeker, Viki Boyle, David Bugher, Charlie Kevin, Leila Piedrafita and Tom Wahl. Desiging the show are Michael Amico (set), Stephen D. Miller (lighting), Erin Stearns Amico (costumes) and David Pair (sound). Incorruptible runs to Jan. 18.
Also on tap for the Florida Stage season:
Steven Dietz's Private Eyes recently premiered last season at the Arizona Theatre company. At the Pope, the romantic play-within-play within-play puzzle runs from Jan. 30-March 8, 1998
Last season, San Francisco's Magic Theatre premiered Nilo Cruz's A Park in Our House. A family story becomes a microcosm of a society warped by Stalinism when it is set in Castro's Cuba, 1970. Under tyranny, dreams grow as green as a park in a home, running March 20-Apr 26. The season ends with a world premiere of The Garden of Hannah List, by Michael McKeever, running May 8-June 14. The garden of the List family is the setting for the comfortable residents of Nuremberg, who watch the Nazis take over Germany. The play asks how much responsibility they really took, and how their human spirit held up in the decision between right and wrong.
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