Wednesday, October 4

The Last Show presented Feb. 16 – 26 at the Alliance

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Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts presents the world premiere of The Last Show written and performed by Derek Lively.
This brand new work, developed locally and directed by producing artistic director Bill Taylor, is set in an illegal underground nightclub, in a city where all public social gatherings and all forms of art have been banned.
Theatre Conspiracy has a distinguished history as a leader in the development of new work having presented more than 30 world premiere plays in Fort Myers. This latest work is a collaboration between Lively and the theatre over the last several months.
“We used to hold a New Play Contest every year and became the victim of our own success, receiving over 700 entries a year,” says Bill Taylor. “That was too much for our small group. I made the decision to select one artist a year to work with and develop their show. Derek has done numerous shows with us as a professional Equity actor. I knew he had a new show in mind so I reached out to see if we could work together and it has been an incredible experience. I can’t wait to see how audiences react.”
Taylor goes on to explain, “Similar to our recent production of Clown Bar, we will be completely rearranging the theatre to create another immersive experience for the audience.”
This show contains adult language and content.
Derek Lively portrays a performance artist who risks arrest and possibly his life to perform for the first (and last time) in front of his dying mother. With nothing but a few props and a bottle of cognac, the performance artist holds nothing back because this show is unlike any other that he has ever performed.
Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members and available at or by calling the box office at 239-939-2787. Performances are Feb. 16 – 18 and 23 – 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 11091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers.


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