SEPTEMBER 14 - 17

This touching comedy by playwright, screenplay writer, novelist, producer, and actor Richard Alfieri tells the story of Lily Harrison (Swit), a formidable retired woman, who hires a dance instructor, Michael Minetti (Engel), to give her private dance lessons -one per week for six weeks- in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.

 

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