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FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents the Comedy ‘Anton in Show Business’
BOCA RATON, FL (January 31, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of theatre and dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents Jane Martin’s “Anton in Show Business” from Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 27, in the Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com , by calling 800-564-9539, or at the theatre one hour prior to the performance.
“Anton in Show Business” is a hysterical look into what goes on behind the stage in the world of theater. Holly Seabe, knock-out Hollywood starlet of questionable talent, needs to segue her highly successful career as a television star into film work, but she’s stuck. She needs a legitimate acting gig to build her cache as an artist. Career ambition brings her to a small, ill-fated theater project in San Antonio, Texas of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.” Nothing goes right for Holly and her new cast-mates Lisabette, a naïve and wide-eyed college graduate who is new to acting, and Casey, a jaded New York actress who knows the game all-too-well. “Anton in Show Business” shows us the ugly side of making theater, from clueless and ruthless corporate sponsors, to directors with agendas, to romantic tribulations. While it pokes fun at all that is ugly in the world of show business, it also shows us why we care about it in the first place.
Come see the play critics hailed "Hilarious, smart and even a little warped" ( Houston Press). For more information, call 561-297-3820.
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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .