American Stage is a nonprofit 501(c)3 theatre company in Saint Petersburg, Florida, operating under Actor's Equity Association’s Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract. Founded in 1977, American Stage is the Tampa Bay area’s longest-running, most critically-acclaimed professional theatre and is committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the Tampa Bay region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our unique, annual American Stage in the Park production, our dynamic improv classes and performances, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to provide the experience of relevant, accessible, world-class theatre for all.
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I was lucky enough to see Jitney this past weekend at American Stage. The show was one of the most well put-together shows I've seen in years. The pace was quick and the humor was bright and witty (not an easy thing to accomplish in a show that pushes two and a half hours). The acting was sublime, each character was well developed and extremely naturalistic. Cannot rate this show high enough.
Pros: Acting, Scenic Design, Vision, Clarity, A theatre that is willing to commit 10 years to August Wilson's cycle, a full 20% of their shows for a decade.
Cons: The night that I went parking was a little rough because of a fair or festival that isn't usually there.