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LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET
Jason is proud to be associated with Scott Mann's original play LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET.
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay. You've heard the war stories of the "first in." This is the untold story of the LAST OUT.
LAST OUT began its theatrical journey as a one-person show when former Green Beret, Scott Mann, was a student in Florida Studio Theatre's "Flying Solo" course. Working side by side with FST's Jason Cannon, Scott drew from both his experience as a Green Beret in combat and his training at FST to write and perform the play.
Scott is taking the play on the road in 2019 with a powerful cast and musical score that will consist of 100% veterans and military family members. This play, produced by The Heroes Journey, is intended to help civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war.
LAST OUT had its world premiere on November 10 and will be touring through 2019. If you are interested in bringing this show to your community, visit LASTOUTPLAY.COM
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THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Jason is directing THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES to open Florida Studio Theatre's 2019 Summer Mainstage Season.
It’s 1958, and the Springfield High prom has unexpectedly lost its musical act. When called upon to take the stage, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. An Off-Broadway hit, this cotton candy-colored musical features classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s like “It’s My Party,” “Lollipop,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Mr. Sandman.”
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES by Roger Bean will play from May 29, 2019 - June 16, 2019 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling (941) 366-9000 or online at FST's Box Office.
SUMMER SEASON PREVIEWS
Jason is directing THE COTTAGE to close out Florida Studio Theatre's 2018-19 Summer Mainstage Season.
REGIONAL PREMIERE. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this sexy comedy of love and betrayal unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her secret love affair to her husband. The true meanings of love and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—potentially murderous—romantic comedy.
THE COTTAGE by Sandy Rustin will play from July 31, 2019 - August 18, 2019 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling (941) 366-9000 or online at FST's Box Office.
SUMMER SEASON PREVIEWS
A BEARY BIG ADVENTURE
Jason is directing A BEARY BIG ADVENTURE to close out Florida Studio Theatre's 2018-19 Children's Theatre Season.
Wise, heartfelt, and often hilarious, this anthology of award-winning short plays highlights the most creative and imaginative writing from Elementary school students. Performed by a cast of professional actors, these authentic stories from the minds of children contain laughter, lessons, and learning for us all.
A BEARY BIG ADVENTURE will play EVERY SATURDAY and SELECT SUNDAYS from March 30, 2019 - April 27, 2019 in the Keating Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling (941) 366-9000 or online at FST's Box Office.