June 13-16, 2013
7 PM and 3 PM
Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7 PM
Sunday at 3 PM
$20 suggested donation
Norman and Mirella Smith
The Studio@620 welcomes "Ganymede", a sexy two act play by Dewey Davis-Thompson, Directed by Crystal Solana Bryan
Two acts. Narrator Pan, queer Ganymede, jealous Hebe and nymphomaniac Eos share gossip, anxieties and drinks at Cafe of the Gods and Club Bacchanalia with Castor, Pollux, Chronos and Bacchus. Ganymede’s tryst with Zeus is just one of many revelations resulting in his banishment to Aquarius.
Get ready for St. Pete Pride with a gay romp through the clubs of the Gods with Pan as your host. Will Hebe figure out who has been sleeping with her husband? Will Ganymede get his man? Come find out in this topsy turvy take on the Greek myths.
Even King Zeus of Mt. Olympus had a homo fling: the legendary Ganymede, cupbearer to the Gods. Thousands of years after his first literary appearance, Ganymede will be on stage at the Studio@620 reinterpreted as a play by Dewey Davis-Thompson running June 13, 14, 15 & 16. In this modern twist on an ancient drama gay Ganymede, closeted Pan, nymphomaniac Eos and jilted Hebe share drinks and gossip at Cafe of the Gods and in exile at Club Aquarius.
Come join the bawdy fun, 3 nights only! Performances of Ganymede will run Thursday June 13 Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15 at 7 PM Sunday, June 16 at 3 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling The Studio@620, 727-895-6620. A limited number of red Studio Member Tickets will be accepted for this event.
Playwright Dewey Davis-Thompson explains how ancient Greek gods and goddesses ended up on stage in Florida. "Ganymede started as a short story that somehow escaped the page to reach the stage," said Davis-Thompson. "I thought it would be fun to fiddle with the myths, playing with retellings of the ancient characters, and Ganymede is such a juicy story! Zeus turned himself into an eagle, swooped down to Troy and swept the handsome lad off to Olympus where Zeus gave him immortality in exchange for a few, uh, favors! That story is great, and it is fun to explore these ancient but eternal characters." Dewey currently has several plays in production, including Gasparilla Queen at StageWorks in Tampa andCosmic Significance: Atlantis on WMNF 88.5 FM.
Ganymede is directed by Crystal Solana Bryan, a Florida native who believes we deserve good theater locally and decided to stay and work in her home state. She is a director, choreographer and AEA stage manager, currently employed as Production Manager for Tampa Repertory Theatre. In the Tampa Bay Area, she has worked with American Stage, the Gorilla Theatre, StageWorks, Alleycats Players and Improbable Athenaeum.
Crystal was drawn to Ganymede by the richness of the archetypal characters. "There's so much life in these vivid characters, and Dewey's sparkling and witty dialogue - peppered throughout with sex and sensuality - makes the play a feast for the ears and the eyes."
Some of the millennia-old names in the show have actually been in the news lately. Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, orbiting Jupiter (Zeus) and Eris is the official name of the newly discovered dwarf planet beyond Pluto. Ganymede was also used as a marketing personality, serving Budweiser to the Gods in advertisements throughout the 20th Century.
Drinks will be served before and during the performance. Adult language and situations.