Get Your Tickets Today for the World Premiere of The Long Run
Manatee Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce Manatee Players' world premiere of The Long Reunion, which runs May 24-27 in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater. The show was written by internationally produced, award-winning playwright, Jack Gilhooley, who resides in Manatee County. The Long Reunion humorously addresses the issue of rising tides as witnessed by three Manatee High School graduates over the course of four decades.
Gilhooley contends that his inspiration for the play emanated from a visit to Miami Beach when he witnessed fish swimming down Collins Avenue after a heavy rainstorm. "I knew then that there was a play in me about rising tides. And I knew that it had to be ironically humorous. Comedy can be a vehicle for any subject, witness Mel Brooks, witness Rhinoceros."
The Long Reunion is a new comedy about climate change, particularly rising tides. It follows three 1993 graduates of Manatee High School as they celebrate successive milestone class reunions, from their 25th to 65th, each time at the same restaurant on the bank of the Manatee River. References to local landmarks and names of actual graduates from Manatee High School provide the flavor that localizes this show. There's even a reference to the late, beloved Snooty. The play ends in 2058 with the three friends, now in their 80s, celebrating their 65th class reunion as the restaurant where they've met for decades, is about to be washed out to sea.
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Sunday, May 27, 2018—2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 Third Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205