The Studio@620 presents the southeastern premiere of Richard Manley's award winning play "A Question of Words," directed by Bob Devin Jones, Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Studio@620 presents the southeastern premiere of Richard Manley's award winning play "A Question of Words," directed by Bob Devin Jones, Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2.
The playwright will be giving a brief question and answer session after the evening performances on Saturday and Sunday Feb. 22-23.
Preview performance on Friday Feb. 21 offers "Pay What You Can" admission. For all other shows, admission is $20 and $15 for students and seniors.
One actress in the upcoming production summed it up by saying: "A reclusive poet moves in next door to a brash advertising woman and sparks fly!"
The show features a cast of local favorites, including Robin O'Dell, Mimi Rice, Jason Beck, Tiffany Faykus, Stephen Riordan, and Richard Rice.
In A Question of Words, ending years of self-exile following the death of his wife, poet Derby Wright quietly accepts a housesitting invitation for a Manhattan co-op.
Wanting to inconspicuously slip back into society at his own pace, Derby is repeatedly thwarted by an inquisitive female neighbor, her pushy mother, snobby members of the co-op board, and a lawyer determined to have him thrown out for his murky past.
His hopes for privacy fail miserably, but one romantic exception forces the overly intellectual Derby to recognize that when it comes to understanding happiness, real life is very much a question of words.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
The Studio@620 is a nonprofit arts venue located at 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.