[ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., April 8, 2013] – A Simple Theatre is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Eckerd College to produce its plays in Bininger Theater on the Eckerd College campus, located at 4200 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. This new relationship will be recognized as “A Simple Theatre in residence at Eckerd College.”
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.”
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.
About “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, www.asimpletheatre.org
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.
About Eckerd College, www.eckerd.edu
Eckerd College invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd is a pioneer of innovation – developing programs that have been adopted
nationwide and earning the College an international reputation for academic excellence. A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Eckerd College has a diverse student body with 1,850 students from 48 states and 32 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Eckerd also serves more than 1,000 students annually through its Program for Experienced Learners. The Leadership Development Institute, Academy of Senior Professionals, and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar program identify the College as a national leader in continuing education.
Eckerd’s first priority is to teach students how to learn – at any age. And the best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.