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Tampa Repertory Theatre opens its season with Flying, with a cast that includes, from left, Holly Marie Weber, Rosemary Orlando and Becca McCoy.Photo by Megan Lamasney

A seasoned cast covers both sides of the bay in Tampa Repertory's 'Flying'

HIGH HOPES: FLYING In the 1940s, the military knew women weren't cut out to be pilots — except when they were. Flying, St. Petersburg playwright Sheila Cowley's examination of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), combines that history with a love triangle, when the marriage of two pilots is tested by a war …

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  1. Key performances and a sizzling script elevate Heather Theatre's 'Disgraced'

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    TAMPA — When you step into the world of Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar's taut drama centered on two couples at a Manhattan dinner party, you never feel secure about where you sit. No one really can.

    The cast of Disgraced, Ayah Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning play at the Heather Theatre, includes (from left) Peter Alexander Kostis, Lynn Single, Shrey Neil, and Krystal Nicole Watts. Photo courtesy of the Heather.
  2. Philanthropists give storm-damaged Freefall Theatre a boost

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The sun has come out for Freefall Theatre.

    The roof peeled back at Freefall Theatre due to winds from Hurricane Irma at 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  3. Review: Richey Suncoast's 'Jekyll & Hyde' captivates audience

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    Times Correspondent

    In a recent informal poll of area actors asking what show they would most like to do, the musical Jekyll & Hyde was one of the top five choices of the majority of respondents.

    "Jekyll & Hyde" runs through Sept. 24 at Richey Suncoast Theatre in downtown New Port Richey. Jason Enser, left, plays Jekyll and Hyde; Mallory Quinnm, right, plays Lucy Harris. {Photo by Jess Glass]
  4. Freefall Theatre delays season opener after Irma damages performing space

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Hurricane Irma blew sheeting off part of the roof at Freefall Theatre, leading to water damage that will cost an estimated $90,000 to repair and forcing a shift in performing space and the season schedule.

    Hurricane Irma’s winds damaged the roof at the Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. Repairs are estimated at $90,000.
  5. A seasoned cast covers both sides of the bay in Tampa Repertory's 'Flying'

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    HIGH HOPES: FLYING

    In the 1940s, the military knew women weren't cut out to be pilots — except when they were. Flying, St. Petersburg playwright Sheila Cowley's examination of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), combines that history with a love triangle, when the marriage of …

    Tampa Repertory Theatre opens its season with Flying, with a cast that includes, from left, Holly Marie Weber, Rosemary Orlando and Becca McCoy.
  6. Roof at Freefall Theatre damaged during Hurricane Irma

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    ST. PETERSBURG — For local theaters, the biggest drama over the weekend was happening well off stage, as Hurricane Irma threatened the Tampa Bay area.

    The FreeFall Theatre was among the hardest hit in the storm, with a section of roof sheeting missing from above its offices.
  7. Based on a true story, 'The Guys' follows rebuilding after Sept. 11

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    SOMBER REMINDER: THE GUYS

    A New York firefighter captain calls a newspaper editor after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, asking for help preparing eulogies for the men he lost. The Guys, which journalist Anne Nelson based on a true story, took just nine days to write. Jobsite Theater performed …

    Paul and Roz Potenza, shown in this 2011 Jobsite Theater production as Nick and Joan in Anne Nelson’s Sept. 11-themed play, The Guys, will give a repeat performance Sept. 9-11, 2017, at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre.
  8. Dreamhouse Theatre announces shows for 2017-18 season

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    WESLEY CHAPEL — Dreamhouse Theatre in Wesley Chapel has announced shows for the coming season. The small theater, at 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., is selling tickets for six family-friendly shows for 2017-18. Tickets are $23 per show. A dream pass (season ticket) is $115.

  9. Jobsite re-creates an arthouse movie in the form of a play

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    TAMPA — The Flick is a Jobsite play that you'll want to discuss with some pie after the show.

    Thomas Morgan and Georgia Mallory Guy play underpaid movie theater employees during the industry’s switch from 35mm film to digital.
  10. Hitchcock thriller kicks off season at Stage West

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    Stage West Community Playhouse begins its 2017-18 season with Alfred Hitchcock's spy thriller, The 39 Steps, which opens Sept. 7 and continues with weekend performances through Sept. 17 on the Forum stage at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hitchcock classic follows the adventures of the …

    Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller, The 39 Steps, opens Sept. 7 at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. In the back are Anthony Agnelli as Clown 1, Jeanene McLean as Pamela and Mark Burdette as Richard Hannay. On the floor is Kathy Capelle as Clown 2.