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A Simple Theatre Now in Residence at Eckerd College

posted on 04/08/2013

A Simple Theatre has entered into an agreement with Eckerd College to produce its plays in Bininger Theater on the Eckerd College campus. This new relationship will be recognized as "A Simple Theatre in residence at Eckerd College."A Simple Theatre

Gavin Hawk, Artistic Director of A Simple Theatre and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Eckerd College, says, "I am thrilled with this agreement. We will have a permanent home in which we can produce our plays, in a space that has proper lighting and sound equipment, and an existing scene and costume shop. We will also be able to work with current theatre students at the college, enabling them to obtain valuable real-world experience."

"Gavin's theatrical achievements have made a mark on Eckerd's students and on St. Petersburg," said Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President of Eckerd College. "We are pleased to enter into this partnership with A Simple Theatre, an artistic endeavor with which Eckerd is proud to be associated."

Bininger Theater, which is a large proscenium theater with a steeply pitched auditorium with approximately 350 seats, has flexible systems for lighting and staging, and lobby/gallery space.

Eckerd Colelge Bininger Theater interior

A Simple Theatre's first production at Eckerd College will be Good Egg by Dorothy Fortenberry. The production will run July 11 - 28, 2013, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

In Good Egg, responsible Meg has always taken care of her bipolar, younger brother Matt. But when she decides to get pregnant - and have her embryos screened for bipolar disorder - is she taking the idea of "being responsible" too far? A funny and surprising play about bioethics, siblings, and the limits of unconditional love. The production will feature A Simple Theatre founder Meg Heimstead in the role of Meg.

About a Simple Theatre
Created by Tampa Bay area artists in 2011, A Simple Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on the belief that great theatre is rooted in the simplicity of compelling stories told by talented storytellers. Focusing on excellent acting, intelligent direction, elegant design, and brilliant modern playwrights, our productions will challenge, provoke, and emotionally engage our audience.

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