Events

shakespeare

Tue Mar 10, 6pm

Shakespeare Lives! Art Talk by Shakespearean Scholar Linda Bamber

What happens when the context is changed for Shakespeare’s characters? How would Othello react if he was dropped into a 21st century English Department in the midst of an affirmative action search? Linda Bamber, author and Professor of English at Tufts University, applies her extensive knowledge of Shakespeare to a host of modern-life scenarios. The resulting talk is both informative and funny, forcing us to look at canons in a new light.

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April 23, 24 & 25, 8pm

Air Heart with Mara Neimanis

Combining intense physicality and raw charisma, Neimanis began as a trapeze artist and is reinventing physical theater. Here she performs on a spinning steel sculpture, channeling the life of Amelia Earhart.

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orson

March 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 8pm

Key West Fringe: Orson’s Shadow

An irreverent reimagining of a real-life event, Orson’s Shadow depicts the backstage collision of rampaging egos as Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Tynan court Orson Welles to direct at the newly-created National Theater in London. Directed by legend Dennis Zacek of Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater, and penned by actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton.

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Fri May 29 – Tue Jun 2, 2015

HAVANA BIENNIAL TRIP

The 2015 Havana Biennial is guaranteed to be one for the history books. Against the backdrop of renewed US-Cuban relations, and the already white hot interest in Cuba’s contemporary art scene, the eyes of the world will be on Havana.

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Wed Mar 18, 6PM

“The Accidental Pilgrim” – A Reading with Stephen Kitsakos

Kitsakos is a theater writer and journalist as well as the author of three opera librettos. He will be reading from his new book “The Accidental Pilgrim”, with a book signing to follow.

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mewshaw

Jan 19-Mar 23. Mondays, 6pm

Friends of the Library Lecture Series

Join Friends of the Library Monday evenings from January 19 to March 23 for free talks by leading writers and cultural figures. Doors open 5.30pm. Lectures begin at 6pm.

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Thu Mar 26, 6:30 reception, 7pm screening

Derby Crazy Love at the Tropic Cinema

Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women’s roller derby.
Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Bonnie Thunders and other badass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time.

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Mar 25, 8pm

The Shoe Burnin’

The first Shoe Burnin’ occurred on a winter’s night; when the firewood ran out, a box of shoes provided the fuel that enabled a group of friends to continue swapping stories late into the night. Today, the tradition continues with the best writers in the South and the best songwriters in Nashville coming together for unique storytelling and musical events.

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tennessee-williams

Sun Mar 15, 8pm

Tennessee’s Rose – Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson

Drawn from plays, letters, and journals, this unique collection of staged readings explores the love, loss, and loyalty of the famous playwright and his sister and muse Rose. Developed and directed by Rebecca Tomlinson, Tennessee’s Rose is presented by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit as part of its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration

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Fri May 1, 8:30pm

Larry Smith Presents

Beloved Key West musician Larry Smith will be showcasing his talents as composer, accompanist, and arranger for a special evening at TSKW. His eclectic program will include examples of his personal interpretations of jazz standards, his skillful accompaniment of guest singers and instrumentalists, and his prolific and artful composing abilities. Be prepared for some special surprise guests!

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