STUART ― After a 19-month hiatus due to COVID, A.C.T. Studio Theatre is pleased to reopen with an exciting lineup of shows for the ’21 – ’22 Season. A.C.T. Studio Theatre is the premier black box theater on the Treasure Coast bringing thought-provoking live performances in an intimate setting. From comedies to dramas to musicals, upcoming shows include “Steel Magnolias;” “A Christmas Carol - Live Radio Play;” award-winning Elvis tribute artist Matt Stone; the hilarious “’Til Death Do Us Part … You First!” directed by Academy-award nominee Chazz Palminteri; “Buyer & Cellar” a comic fantasy inspired by Barbra Streisand’s design book; “Mayday,” the story of the 1980 Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge collapse; and Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Orphans” and “Dearly Departed.”
Opening the season on Nov. 5 is Brian Friel’s “Faith Healer,” a story told with the richness of prose we’ve come to expect from Mr. Friel, the profound and poetic Irish dramatist whose works have been compared to those of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, “faith healer” Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling. The compelling events delivered masterfully through competing monologues reveal the elusiveness of reality, fragility of memory and the necessity of stories as a means of survival. The 2006 Broadway Revival was recipient of four Tony nominations.
“It is one of those rare works of art audiences are destined to recall as a deeply personal experience, and you'll find yourself trying to sort out the different visions of reality offered here long after the play is over.” stated The New York Times
Brian Friel’s masterpiece “Faith Healer,” directed by Dennis O’Donovan and starring Paul Heiner, Richie Lester and Joyce Milligan, will be on stage at A.C.T. Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3:00 p.m.
A.C.T. Studio Theatre is located in the Cedar Pointe Plaza, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Reserved seating is $25. Please visit actstudiotheatre.com for tickets and to view the ’21 – ’22 Season lineup.
Phone inquiries welcome at (772) 932-8880 for tickets, season discounts, group sales and general information.