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21st Season

Pensacola

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Written by David-Matthew Barnes
Choreographed by Peter Giovanni
Directed by: David-Matthew Barnes

Nominated for SIX Elly Awards!

Synopsis

This touching and humorous play explores the lives of four Southern women. Trudy has been a single mother since her husband went to work one day and never came home. Since then, she has tried to find a cure for her loneliness while working as a cocktail waitress at The Tide Pool. Charlotte is married and has two daughters of her own. Recently, Charlotte suspects that her husband has been unfaithful and that their marriage is falling apart. Marie, a recent high school graduate, has had a difficult time deciding on the right career for herself and ponders over going to secretary school, competing for the title of Miss Florida or becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba. Always armed with the best gossip in town, Trudy's best friend Berniece decides to end her affair with a younger man when a life-altering tragedy hits home. Pensacola is a powerful and heart-warming celebration of family, love and strength.

"Pensacola depicts the lives of an eclectic collection of Southerners in the tradition of Tennessee Williams...humorous and witty dialogue...the authentic portrayal of human nature...the poignant depiction of people reacting to crushed dreams..."
The California Aggie

"Pensacola, both touching and humorous, explores the lives of four eclectic Southern women as they discover their personal strengths and destinies...think Steel Magnolias by way of Tennessee Williams, with a detour through the mind of Elmore Leonard..."
Charlotte Theatre Magazine

"At turns comedic and dramatic (but always impressive), the Southern-flavored dialogue of Pensacola brought readily to mind the works of Tennessee Williams...warm-hearted and heart-warming..."
The Night Cap

"Recent events add poignancy to its message about the randomness of violence and the fragility of love..."
The Sacramento Bee

"The reaction of some of the women to an immigrant as a love interest gives Pensacola a social slant that the all-white small-town characters of Steel Magnolias lacked...Barnes has engineered some amusing dialogue..."
The Sacramento News & Review

Performances

  • Friday, February 19th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 20th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 26th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 27th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 28th at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, March 5th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 6th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 7th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 11th at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 12th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 13th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 18th at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 19th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 20th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 21st at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, March 26th NO SHOW
  • Saturday, March 27th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 28st at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm
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