Dancing Lessons

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             Dancing Lessons

                  By Mark St. Germain

December 10 – February 21 in the Keating Theatre (Opening Night: Friday, December 12)

Two lonely souls embark on a relationship filled with surprising discoveries. A young man seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. As their relationship unfolds, they’re caught off-guard by the unexpected revelations – both hilarious and heartwarming – that they make about each other. REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Press Quotes:

“Inspirational”, “Charming” – Berkshire Onstage

“You don’t want it to end” – Boston Globe

“Enthralling evening” – BroadwayWorld.com

“Beautifully complex” – Talkin Broadway

“Sparkles” – Berkshire On Stage

“Provocative, fresh, and unexpectedly moving” – Arts Fuse

MARK ST. GERMAIN, Playwright

Playwright of DANCING LESSONS, Mark St. Germain
Playwright of DANCING LESSONS, Mark St. Germain

MARK ST. GERMAIN (playwright) Mark St. Germain’s plays Freud’s Last Session, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and Best of Enemies have been seen at FST. He has also written the plays Camping with Henry and Tom (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The God Committee, Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap, and Forgiving Typhoid Mary. Mark wrote the musical comedy The Fabulous Lipitones with John Markus. With Randy Courts he wrote the musicals The Gifts of the Magi, Johnny Pye, and Jack’s Holiday. His musical Stand by Your Man was written for Nashville’s Ryman Theater. Mark co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard’s film Duma and directed and produced the documentary My Dog featuring Richard Gere, Lynn Redgrave, Billy Collins, and wrote the award winning children’s book, Three Cups. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer’s Guild East, and an Associate Artist at the Barrington Stage Company.


4 thoughts on “Dancing Lessons

  1. I saw this in February and was bowled away. It wasn’t just the writing of the play itself, but the acting was so empathic. Are you aware that April is National Autism Month? Perhaps you could make some connection for April. I know the play is over, but it just seems so appropriate.

    1. Thank you, Kathleen. We appreciate your kind comments about our production of DANCING LESSONS. We currently have a display at the Sarasota Herald Tribune for Autism Awareness. This is a continuation of our audience enrichment and outreach program. Thank you again for posting on our FST BLOG.

  2. We saw this play last night and were riveted to every word and nuance . It was exceptional and everyone should see it. The writing and acting was over the top. Great choice , again, Florida studio theater !!!!

    1. Nancy,
      We are so happy you saw DANCING LESSONS this past weekend. Thank you for the positive responses. As part of our complimentary audience engagement, our panel discussion -Autism Awareness- is Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5 pm in the Keating Theatre. The Playwright, Mark St. Germain, along with authors, Kathryn Erskine and James Williams will be discussing the importance of autism today. Please join us if you are available. Reservations can be made in the box office at 366-9000. We would love to see you there!

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