If you love theater, don’t miss out on a trip to the freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. The theater describes itself as “Unexpected. Daring. Authentic.” If you take in a show, you’ll undoubtedly agree. You can learn more on the freeFall website.
Current and Future Plays:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play – If you love The Simpsons, this is a play for you. What happens when civilization ends and the grid fails? The few survivors band together and attempt to remember details from an episode of The Simpsons. As the decades pass, the iconic pop culture transforms into mythology.
The theater sums it up best, stating, “At once bravely intelligent and irreverently accessible, this fantasia on the resilience of the human need to tell stories will be one of the most talked-about theatrical events of the season.”
The play is classed as a dark comedy, with a 2.5 hour run-time. You can learn more on the Mr. Burns webpage.
The Pirates of Penzance (August 6, – September 4, 2016) – This irreverent spin on the classic Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece is sure to delight. The freeFall’s version features Frederic, who gains his freedom from the Pirate King and falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of a Major General. Unfortunately, his old pirate companions show up and throw their bright future into complete disarray. Don’t miss out on a modern take on this hilarious masterpiece!
The show, an operetta, lasts two hours, and is suitable for all ages. You can learn more about the production on The Pirates of Penzance webpage.
The Light in the Piazza (June 18 – July 10, 2016) – This musical, what the theater describes as “lush [and] deeply romantic,” depicts Margaret and her daughter, Clara, visiting Florence in the 1950s. Clara meets the handsome Florentine, and the two quickly fall in love. Margaret attempts to shield Clara from the outside world, leaving us to wonder what’s really happening.
Come see (in the freeFall’s own words) “this heartbreaking, funny, and satisfying masterwork [ that] will bewitch freeFall audiences in our intimate production.”
The musical lasts two hours, and viewer discretion is advised due to adult themes. Visit freeFall’s The Light in the Piazza page for more details.
Showtimes and ticket prices for all shows are as follows:
Wednesday night showing (7 p.m.) – Adults: $33, Youth: $20, Discounted tickets (seniors, students, teachers, and military): $30
Thursday night showing (7 p.m.) – Adults: $43, Youth: $20, Discounted: $40
Friday night showing (8 p.m.) – Adults: $48, Youth: $20, Discounted: $45
Saturday afternoon showing (2 p.m.) – Adults: $43, Youth: $20, Discounted: $40
Saturday night showing (8 p.m.) – Adults: $48, Youth: $20, Discounted: $45
Sunday afternoon showing (2 p.m.) – Adults: $43, Youth: $20, Discounted: $40
Whether you’re going to an afternoon or evening show, make sure you grab a delicious dinner at Isabelle’s. Our award-winning on-site restaurant (Rand McNally’s Best of the Beaches and Best of the Road) features mouth-watering Southern cuisine with a modern twist. You might even see our resident friendly ghost (the restaurant’s namesake, Isabelle)!
So, if you’re looking for a place to relax in the Old Florida sunshine, come check out the Historic Peninsula Inn. We offer an array of beautiful rooms wonderfully suited for a romantic getaway, or even a fun family vacation! Is your pet basically another child? We offer pet-friendly lodging, too!
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