Hippodrome Theatre Announces Co-Production with
freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL and freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL have joined forces to co-present two productions in their 2019/2020 season. The Hippodrome will present LONE STAR SPIRITS opening January 24 and freeFall will present MARIE & ROSETTA opening January 18. The company will then transfer the productions to their respective spaces after the initial run of each show. Both shows will run a combined total of over 8 weeks.
LONE STAR SPIRITS will run January 24 through February 16 at the Hippodrome Theatre. After it’s final performance, the whole production including the set, costumes, and cast will head to St. Petersberg for a run at freeFall Theatre from February 29 through March 29.
Likewise, freeFall Theatre’s production of MARIE & ROSETTA will be moved up to Gainesville to run February 28 through March 22 at the Hippodrome.
This partnership will allow both theatres a chance to perform two great pieces of theater while saving on the production costs it would take to construct each show from the ground up.
“FreeFall has been creating beautiful and thought provoking theater for 10 years in St. Petersburg, and the Hippodrome is thrilled to be working with them to bring amazing stories to both of our audiences,” says the Hippodrome’s Artistic Director, Stephanie Lynge.
“In this challenging new fiscal reality, we are all finding new ways to create top-notch theater for our communities without sacrificing quality. Working with other professional theaters in FL is just one way the Hipp is strengthening it's connection to the theatrical community and finding new ways to present high quality professional shows here in our community. We are excited to share actors, designers, and directors with freeFall and can't wait to see how it all works out.”