Sarasota's Asolo: A History of the State Theatre of Florida

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In the Sarasota summer heat of 1960, Florida State University students began an acting company that is now known as the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Performances were held in the Historic Asolo Theater, relocated from its home in Italy in 1950. Over the past fifty years, the Asolo Repertory Theatre has become a renowned fixture in the Sarasota community, thriving thanks to a remarkable collaboration between FSU, the State of Florida, the Ringling Museum and the Asolo's regional supporters. Follow retired Asolo actor and director Brad Wallace as he relives the magnificent history of this beloved institution.
ISBN: 9781609491208
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Landmarks
Images: 45
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brad Wallace first came to the Asolo as a student actor in 1961, signed his first professional contract there in 1967 and, over the years, has appeared in over 160 Asolo productions. He also worked in other theaters across the country including the Alabama, Colorado and Utah Shakespearian festivals, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, the Cape playhouse, the Barter Theatre, the Geva Theatre, American Stage and Florida Studio Theatre. He was the recipient of the Florida Professional Theatre Association's Richard G. Fallon award in 1997. He and his stage manager wife Marian have been married for over forth-five years.
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