September 15, 2018
Free, Donations Accepted
Produced with the support of Creative Pinellas, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, thanks to a Creative Pinellas 2018 Professional Artist fellowship.
Red Circle Sponsors: Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowski
In a Forest made of ladders, where the Moon is a balloon, Midsummer is sparking.
Puck is shifting between male and female and unveiling a Contraption made of Dancers (designed to make us fall in love).
When a man transformed into a woman, two women playing men - and Penelope, who’s never missed a Midsummer - are propelled into the Forest by domestic violence, they collide with an aging soldier-mom and the man who misplaced the recipe for perfect lovemaking... as a celebration of transformation drives them toward morning.
Madness dives into gender stereotypes and gender fluidity with dance, humor, visual art and an improvised score. Inspired by the humans in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Written by Sheila Cowley
Directed by Dan Granke
Choreographed by Paula Kramer
Helen Hansen French
Music by Tom Sivak and Matt Cowley
Set suggested by visual artist Kenny Jensen
Featured artwork by Coralette Damme and Ana Maria Vasquez