ST. PETERSBURG - American Stage Theatre Company’s “After Hours” Series continues with four events, Hawk and Wayne’s It’s a Living!, Paul Wilborn’s A Bobby Short Celebration, The Vagina Monologues and Special in January.
Sunday Comedy Series: Hawk and Wayne’s It’s a Living! An Improv Comedy Show Based on Work Experiences Sunday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.
Inspired by an audience member's suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs.
The show is scheduled the first Sunday of every month running through August 2014.
Tickets are $10 ticket purchase. Performed in the lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.
Cabaret Music Series: A Bobby Short Celebration Take a Trip Down Memory Lane Back to a Night at the Café Carlyle Friday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m.
Starring Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses, featuring Eugenie Bondurant and Frank Bowman.
Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses spend an evening at the Café Carlyle, with the great saloon singer, Bobby Short. Bobby loved Gershwin, Cole Porter, Mercer and the hot jazz from Harlem. You’ll hear songs like “I Can’t Get Started,” “Night and Day,” and more, plus stories of Bobby from New York City and his visit to Tampa Bay.
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.) The show will be performed in the lobby cabaret. There will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.
Cabaret Drama Series: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler A Smash Hit Returns with New Cast Members this Month Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. The show features American Stage Board members; Diane Bailey-Morton, Robin Sollie and Gretchen Letterman!
Obie Award-winner Eve Ensler’s whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone: The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it."
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.) The show is performed in the lobby cabaret. A full cash bar service will be available.
The Emerging Masters Playreading Series:Special by Bill Leavengood
A New Playreading Series by One Selected American Playwright, Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.
Based on the life stories of two native Floridians, Special, is about the powers and mysteries of the other-abled. In the first act, a Special Ed teacher finds her calling when despite every obstacle, she directs her Special Ed students in a triumphant production of The Wizard of Oz. In the Second act, a painter explores what makes a Good Mother, when the kid in question (her own) is profoundly autistic. Act I of Special first premiered at American Stage in 2002. The full-length version premiered Off-Broadway on Theater Row in 2011 starring Elissa Middleton who will reprise her tour de force roles at American Stage.
Tickets are “Pay-What-You-Can” $15 advance ticket purchase. Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door. Performed on the Mainstage.
For tickets or more information, call the American Stage Box Office at 823-PLAY (7529) or visit www.americanstage.org.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N. in of downtown St. Petersburg.