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by Clare Barron

directed by Shannon Sindelar

March 6 - 29, 2020


Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2019

Winner - Susan Smith Blackburn prize, 2017

THURSDAY (eve); 7:30pm - $32

FRIDAY (eve); 8:00pm - $38

SATURDAY (eve); 8:00pm - $38

SUNDAY (mat.); 2:30pm - $35

*Senior Discount: $2 off any regularly priced ticket

*Student, AEA, & active Military discounts: $17 - Thursday performances ; $20 - Friday thru Sunday.

*There is a $3 processing fee per ticket for all credit card transactions, including online, by phone, and in person.

*Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available for any available seat beginning one hour prior to every performance. The first Sunday of every production is a 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Can performance

*Preview Performances are $17, but need-based Pay-What-You-Can tickets are also available for previews.

Run time:
105 minutes
*no intermission
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Sexual Situations

Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize Finalist that was on every 2018 Theatre Top Ten List in New York. This groundbreaking exploration of girlhood is full of humor, suspense, and high-energy dancing.

DANCE NATION features an army of preteen competitive dancers who are plotting to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to be ourselves in the heat of it all, this exciting portrait of a competitive middle-school dance troupe explores both the exhilaration and the raw terror of being a kid through the story of a group of thirteen-year-olds played by a cast of adult actors.

“[Playwright Clare Barron’s] glorious new work ‘Dance Nation’... conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with such being-there sharpness and poignancy that you’re not sure whether to cringe, cry or roar with happiness.

— The New York Times

Earlier Event: March 19
Later Event: April 22