Review

Working Hard to Bring Sweat to Asolo Rep

Lynn Nottage's prize winner about tough times in a factory town tells a familiar story.

02/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Selby Gardens' Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise Opens This Week

Take a stroll through the gardens and the museum there to admire woodcuts by Paul Gauguin and plant displays inspired by his work and life in Tahiti.

02/07/2019 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff

Sneak Peek

Asolo Rep Announces World Premiere Musical Knoxville

The creative team bringing James Agee's A Death in the Family to life includes Frank Galati, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

02/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Recap

Former FBI Director James Comey on Truth, Trump and Loyalty in Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Comey talked to the crowd at Van Wezel Hall about leadership, ethics—and his firing.

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

"It's Not Rocket Science"

'High Priestess of Health' Jane Brody Shares Seven Tips for Living Well

"I don’t believe in deprivation or diets because diets are something you go on and off of. You have to adopt a lifestyle."

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Sarasota's Own Charlie Barnett in New Netflix Series Russian Doll, Starting Feb. 1

Barnett grew up on local stages and graduated from Booker High.

01/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Brings to Light James Baldwin's Seldom-Seen The Amen Corner

Baldwin's tale of a woman pastor and her Harlem congregation bears some resemblance to his own life story.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a Stirring Journey

Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel takes us into the mind of young "detective" Christopher Boone.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

Curious Coincidence

Florida Studio Theatre’s New Production Pairs a Character on the Autism Spectrum With an Actor Who Knows the Condition Firsthand

“This is a big play, about a lot of stuff, and the biggest challenge is to keep its integrity."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Dr. April Glasco Helps People Who’ve Hit Bottom Start Over

Having found her own second chance, Glasco wanted others to have theirs, too.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Mary Braxton-Joseph Taps Into the Magic of Live Theater to Spark Cross-Cultural Connections

Braxton-Joseph is sharing stories about diversity through live theater.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Pictures of Paradise

The Exotic Art of Paul Gauguin Meets the Beauty of Selby Gardens in a New Show

The pairing takes place starting this month with "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's Hand to God Tackles Serious Stuff Through Wild Comedy

Robert Askins' play uses puppets and profanity to talk about death, religion, guilt and more.

01/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's A Doll's House, Part 2 Offers Laughs and Reflection

Lucas Hnath's update of Ibsen's classic provides food for thought.

01/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Apples in Winter Serves Up a Touching Story

Actress Roxanne Fay holds us throughout with her honesty in this one-woman show.

01/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Crucible Delivers High Heat

Arthur Miller's forever timely play about the Salem witch trials receives a powerful production.

01/13/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Ghosts Makes for a Long, Strange Trip

Henrik Ibsen's classic play keeps its emotions mostly under wraps.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Get Real

Ringling College’s Fashion Photography Exhibit Challenges the Industry’s Notions of Beauty

Don’t expect the usual glamorous, upscale luxury magazine fashion photos.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Fridays@5 at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Collaborators Craig Lucas, Sean Hartley and Daniel Messe will discuss their new musical project, Prelude to a Kiss.

12/28/2018 By Kay Kipling