EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS NORTHWEST FLORIDA PREMIERE OF DANCING LESSONS
Name: EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS NORTHWEST FLORIDA PREMIERE OF DANCING LESSONS
Date:January 17, 2019 - February 3, 2019
— It’s been said life is a delicate dance. Emerald Coast Theatre Company continues its 6th season by presenting the Northwest Florida premiere of Mark St. Germain’s poignant 2014 play, “Dancing Lessons,” January 17 through February 3.
This play tells the story of Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries —both hilarious and heartwarming — that they make about each other and about themselves.
“This comedy has both humor and heart,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “It provides fun characters from different worlds and brings those characters together in a humorous way — all while reminding us that our humanity is beautiful. I can’t think of a better way to warm winter and hearts as we near the ‘season of love.’”
The New York Times said it is a “touching and entertaining” play that is at once a “fish-out-of-water comedy, an odd-couple romance and a compassionate, understanding-autism homily.”
Nathanael Fisher directs a two-member cast featuring Adam Silorey as Ever and
Caitie Moss as Senga. Both actors make their ECTC debut with this production.
The performance runs Thursday, Jan. 17 (opening night) through Sunday, Feb. 3 and will be staged at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Curtain time on January 20 is 6 p.m. Running time is 95 mins. This production is appropriate for ages 13 and older.