23 NW 5th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Performing at Andrews Living Arts Studio (Sep 19 - Oct 5)
Runtime: 2 Hours
SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN, a comedy, was successfully produced Off-Broadway in 1963. Two widowers, tired, lonely, and weary of it all, meet daily at the cafeteria to discuss their grandchildren, recall their earlier life and contemplate death which lurks just outside their door. In this ALA Production, Clara will be played by ELIZABETH GARRARD & Gertrude, by KITT MARSH. Life’s resignation from these two is touched with wisdom and humor. When one of the ladies reveals that she had an affair with the other's husband many years before, her friend concedes very casually that she had known about it all along. The playwright respects the dignity of the human condition and manages to avoid being grossly sentimental. "It is written simply, touchingly and with considerable humor." —NY Post.
On the same bill is THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, an Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of the “forbidden zone.” A landmark play of the late 20th Century, it heralded in the second wave of feminism, partly because of a good-natured but also seriously evangelical mission about how women view their bodies. It is brilliant comedy that effectively got the word out Off-Broadway in 1996. VALERIE HELLER plays the role at ALA, which was originated by playwright Eve Ensler herself - a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it." “Outrageously funny, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry, the play confronts words to demystify and disarm them. Ensler disarms the audience too.” – Associated Press
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert D. Nation, Andrews Living Arts Studio is education based and is dedicated to nurturing and shaping the next generation of artists by offering a Studio Classroom for teaching, Gallery Space for exhibits by Fine Artists and a fully equipped stage for theatrical presentations. Our goal includes: making the fine and performing arts accessible to everyone, including the underprivileged and those with special needs through: New Play Development, Acting Classes and Audition Preparation, Performance Showcases, Plays, Musicals, and Internships for upcoming artists. Students gain life skills and a respect for each other through training in the arts and our audiences are enriched through the cultural art of presentations.