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Last chance is April 10 to see Amelia Earhat at Fla. Rep

April 10, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the final performance of Amelia Earhart in their new and improved Lunchbox Theatre Series. Your heart will take flight with one of America's most beloved heroines in this exciting and touching play by Kathryn Schultz Miller, Fla. Rep’s Director Jason Parrish said.

Amelia Earhart plays on April 10 at 11a.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. Tickets are on sale for $12.

The low admission price includes the performance, a lunch from The Morgan House and a special post-show talkback with the cast, Parrish said.

"The Lunchbox Theatre Series got a makeover this season," said Florida Rep Education Director Rachael Endrizzi.

"Not only are we performing onstage in the Historic Arcade Theatre, but we have a new lunch partner, The Morgan House. We opened the Lunchbox Theatre Series in November to record breaking numbers, and we're very excited to bring Amelia Earhart to life for Southwest Florida audiences."

Written by the same author that brought us Florida Rep hits, Poe! Poe! Poe!, Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie and Florida Rep's own commission, Thomas Edison: The Fire of Genius, this thrilling play follows America's most legendary heroine.

Outspoken, strong-willed and lovable, Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Set against the backdrop of 1920s and 30s America, the play allows us to experience Amelia's innermost thoughts, fears and dreams as she deals with sudden stardom and prepares for what will be her last flight. Just what did happen to Amelia Earhart?

The production features Florida Rep's acting intern company, Megan Carr, Matthew Natale Rush and Rachel Swindler as well as returning company member, Adam Jones. These young theatre professionals have spent the season working with Florida Rep in many capacities, but chiefly with the Children's Theatre Series.

Florida Rep Education Associate Claire K. Guy directed the production, and was joined by an team of designers - all of whom are residents at Florida Rep. Chris Simpson, the company's technical director, served as the scenic designer, Judith Skyles, costume intern, designed the costumes and Kate Smith designed the sound.

Amelia Earhart by Kathryn Schultz Miller plays in the Alliance for the Arts' Foulds Theatre on Sunday, April 10 at 11 a.m. This is the last opportunity for the public to see this production. Tickets are available online at'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'>'> and through the Box Office at 239-332-4488.

Florida Rep's education programs are sponsored by Arthur Zupko, Grampy's Charities, the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee, Florida Theatrical Association and the Alliance for the Arts.

Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay St. between Jackson and Hendry with free parking in the Fort Myers River District.

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