Thursday, February 2

Into the Breeches at Florida Repertory Theatre

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Florida Repertory Theatre’s season continues with Into the Breeches! by George Brant, a new comedy that follows the women of a local Shakespeare troupe who decide the show must go on – even though the men are overseas.
Into the Breeches! runs in the Historic Arcade Theatre Feb. 11 – March 5 with discounted previews Feb. 8 – 10.
“This new comedy is the perfect story to tell right now,” said artistic director Greg Longenhagen, “because at its heart, it is about a group of people pitching in to help in a time of crisis. Our 2021-2022 season is filled with uplifting and hopeful stories, and Into the Breeches! will not only send you home laughing, but it will also give you hope and inspire you about all the things we can accomplish when we work together.”
It’s 1942, and the leading men of the local playhouse are fighting overseas. With “the show must go on” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, women rally together to produce their season-opening production of Shakespeare’s Henry V saga! Filled with laughter, tears, and sword fighting, find out if their production will be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes?
Florida Rep’s production stars Emma Badger (West Side Story), Carol Halstead (Native Gardens), ensemble member V Craig Heidenreich (Barefoot in the Park), Amy Hutchins (Bedroom Farce), Veronica Stern, Kevin Loreque (Florida Rep debut), Jan Neuberger (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and Jackie Schram (Cabaret).
Frequent guest artist and Washington D.C.-based theatre maker, Eleanor Holdridge returns to direct the production after her work on Every Brilliant Thing and Tenderly: the Rosemary Clooney Musical. Holdridge is joined by an expert creative team, including ensemble set designer Dennis C. Maulden (Let’s Fall in Love), costume designer Charlene Gross (Morning After Grace), lighting designer Rob Siler (Morning After Grace), sound designer Adam Trummel (Driving Miss Daisy) and stage manager Byron F. Abens (Florida Rep debut).
Tickets start at $59/$55 and $39/$35 for previews and are available online at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488. Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and select Fridays at 2 p.m.
Florida Rep’s parking lot opens two hours before each performance and offers guests free parking across the street from the Arcade Theatre.
Florida Repertory Theatre is committed to the safety of its patrons, volunteers, staff, and artists. Until further notice, Florida Rep is operating with enhanced health and safety measures, and current protocols are outlined at the theatre’s website.

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