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Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

This Wednesday, August 10th, Urbanite Theatre announced their 2022-23 season slate. The season is comprised of four mainstage productions (The Burdens, Birds Of North America, Backwards Forwards Back, and That Must Be The Entrance To Heaven) as well as two special engagements (Mr. Yunioshi and the 2023 Modern Works Festival). The season is titled Heredity, as the four mainstage productions interrogate the conception of family and heritage.

“We ever go into a season trying to set a theme then find the plays. We start seeing what themes emerge when we get to a short list of the plays we want to do. What we realized is that in several of these plays that we were looking at, family ties were the thing that was driving much of the action,” says Brendan Ragan, Co-Artistic Director of Urbanite Theatre.

While the four mainstage productions couldn’t be more different in terms of theatrical style or genre of show - the list includes comedies, dramas and even a tragedy - the one connecting theme that runs through all of them are the different facets of familial relationships. It’s a concept that feels very apt in a post pandemic lockdown world.

“When I started thinking about what kind of theater does Sarasota need right now, I just felt like challenges inside the family are something that are so very relatable. Given everything that we’ve been through, I feel like family units have really been damaged. Some of that is political, some of that is social, but people can relate to the fact that their family has been a cause of challenge, humor, or triumph and managing to forge bonds through these challenges feels really rewarding,” says Ragan. “I think that we’re far enough away from certain things that it’s allowing many families to heal - it’s a perfect year to further all of that.”


Urbanite Theatre, 1487 2nd St, Sarasota, Box Office: 941-321-1397.


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Friday Weekend Edition – Aug 12, 2022

Children and Families Strengthened through $50,000 Gift •  Williams Parker Announces Planned Opening of New Waterside Place Office •  Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season •  All Star Children’s Foundation Founder Honored As 100 Women To Know In America •  Michael Klauber Named Community Partner of The Year •  Breeze Airways Announces Nonstop Service From Sarasota-Bradenton, FL to White Plains, NY •  Arts Advocates Announces a Special Exhibit and New Art Talk •  Florida Studio Theatre Extends SMOKE & MIRRORS Through August 28

Freshly Squeezed Content Every Morning – Aug 11, 2022

In Conversation with Debbie Mason of Tidewell Foundation, Inc.  •  Outstanding Youth Leadership in Our Community: Nathan W. •  There’s never been a more important time to quit tobacco.  •  Sarasota Shumaker Attorney to Lead Construction Law Committees •  Sarasota Memorial Moves Forward with Plans to Build Hospital in North Port  •  Rich Promises Ethical Approach on Sarasota Commission

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition – Aug 10, 2022

The Book Keepers Documentary Film Playing Sarasota 8/12 •  World-Renowned Violinist Kicks Off Van Wezel Foundation Program for Sarasota Arts Educators •  Sarasota Yacht Club Grants $50,000 to Local Nonprofits  •  Shining Massage & Facial Clinic Reopening with Renovations and New Staff •  Hermitage Artist Retreat and Aspen Music Festival Celebrate Hermitage Prize in Composition

Tuesday Foodie Edition – Aug 9, 2022

New Pass Grill: Mother Nature’s Gift to Sarasota •  Women's Resource Center Presents Career Connections: Early Childhood Education: Free Preschool Teacher Training  •  Former American Idol Finalist Comes to St. Armands Circle Park, Rain or Shine •  The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Announces 7th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon: Foundations of the Future •  Legal Aid of Manasota Partnership Finds Success in Providing Legal Lifeline for Children in Foster Care •  Submissions Open for Selby Gardens’ Virtual 42nd Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

Monday Business Edition – Aug 8, 2022

Tiger Bay Quizzes Gruters on Policy, Johnson on Residency •  Nurse Honored for Extraordinary Patient Care •  Shawn Handschuh Joins RE/MAX Platinum Realty •  Elise Ramer Named One Of The Top Women In PR 2022 By PR New •  The Ear Research Foundation Welcomes New Board Member •  JFCS of the Suncoast Hosting Push-Up Challenge and Fundraiser for Mental Health •  The Pickleball Club and Play For Life Foundation celebrate National Pickleball Day with donations and demos

Saturday Perspectives Edition – Aug 6, 2022

Engage in citizenry: Vote for qualified school board •  Dan Lobeck is Pro-Resident

Friday Weekend Edition – Aug 5, 2022

District Announces Acting Principal for Emma E. Booker Elementary School •  Regional Restaurateur and Business Leader Michael Klauber to Speak at DreamLarge Speaker Series •  There’s never been a more important time to quit tobacco.  •  A Weekend at the Opera •  The Sarasota Chamber’s Opportunities For All Celebrates 25 Graduating Interns from the 2022 Summer Internship Program •  Laura Ansel Earns Public Relations Accreditation •  Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships

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