|"Social Security" at Florida Rep.|
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Here's the cast: David Breitbarth, Kate Hampton, Carrie Lund, David S. Howard, plus Mark Lainer & Ann D. Hurst.
"Social Security," by Andrew Bergman, plays Nov. 1-20 with four nearly sold-out previews on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Tues. - Sat. at 8 p.m., with matinées on Wed., Sun. and selected Saturdays.
Single tickets ($45/$40 and $25 for discounted previews) are on sale through the box office, at 239-332-4488 and via floridarep.org. Subscriptions for the 2013-2014 season offer the best seats and the biggest savings. Packages start as low as $126 for 6 plays and offer up to 43% off single ticket prices.
Complete press release below.
Florida Rep Opens 2013-2014 Season with Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy, SOCIAL SECURITY!
Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of its 2013-2014 season with Social Security by Andrew Bergman, an uproarious comedy where modern art meets family mayhem!
Playing in the Historic Arcade Theatre Nov 1-20 with four nearly sold-out previews on Oct 29-31, Social Security is the story of two married art dealers struggling with their impossible in-laws.
"Get ready for big laughs this season in the Historic Arcade Theatre as we present six unique comedies," said Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Robert Cacioppo, "The first of the season, Social Security, is a witty, razor-sharp, Broadway comedy where aging in-laws have never been funnier – as long as they’re not your aging in-laws!”
In this hilarious comedy from the author of Blazing Saddles, The In-Laws and The Freshman, David and Barbara Kahn have it made. They live their ideal life in a swank New York apartment surrounded by the finest in modern art and are isolated from their bizarre relatives. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! When Barbara's dreary and dissatisfied sister, Trudy, and her accountant husband arrive from Long Island with their near-senile Jewish mother in tow, the comic sparks fly, and the 'Chagall' hits the fan!
As David and Barbara Kahn, Florida Rep welcomes back David Breitbarth and Kate Hampton, Asolo Rep regulars who were seen most recently in last season’s Lend Me a Tenor. Also returning are Florida Rep Ensemble Members, Carrie Lund and David S. Howard. Lund, Florida Rep Associate Producer, makes her first of many appearances this season and was seen most recently in last season's Miracle on South Division Street and Other Desert Cities. Howard, also an Asolo Rep regular, comes back to the Arcade Stage after appearances in 2011's Rumors and 2010's nationally acclaimed production of You Can't Take It with You. Mr. Howard was also in the recent Broadway Revival of I'm Not Rappaport, opposite Ossie Davis and was featured in the film Moonstruck, among others.
Making their Florida Rep debuts are Orlando based actors, Mark Lainer and Ann D. Hurst. Lainer, a veteran of the stage and screen has made frequent appearances with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, and many more. Also a veteran of stages throughout the country and internationally, Hurst is a Carbonell Award-winner who was most recently seen in Grey Gardens with FreeFall Theatre in St. Pete.
Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Robert Cacioppo (Miracle on South Division Street; Other Desert Cities; Rumors), directs the production and is joined by an expert creative team including set designer, Richard Crowell (Other Desert Cities), lighting designer, Matthew McCarthy (The Fantasticks), resident costume designer, Roberta Malcolm (The Little Foxes), sound designer, Kate Smith (The Santaland Diaries) and resident stage manager, Amy L. Massari (Lend Me a Tenor).
Social Security by Andrew Bergman plays Nov. 1-20 with four nearly sold-out previews on Oct. 29 at 8pm, Oct. 30 at 2pm and 8pm, and Oct. 31 at 8pm. Regular performances are Tues.- Sat. at 8pm, with matinees on Wed., Sun. and selected Saturdays.
Single tickets are now on sale through the box office at 239-332-4488, online at www.floridarep.org, and are $45/$40 and $25 for discounted previews. Subscriptions for the 2013-2014 season offer the best seats and the biggest savings. Packages start as low as $126 for 6 plays and offer up to 43% off single ticket prices.
Social Security is generously sponsored by Ed and Ellie Fox.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay St. between Jackson & Hendry with free parking in the Fort Myers River District. Follow Florida Rep on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by visiting us online at www.floridarep.org.