‘Dancing Lessons’ opens in Silverthorne
IF YOU GO
What: “Dancing Lessons”
When: Tuesdays through Sundays through April 3
Where: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s temporary home at 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne
Cost: Tickets start at $33 and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website lakedillontheatre.org or by calling (970) 513-9386.
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) begins their 2016 season with “Dancing Lessons,” a charming two character play written by Mark St. Germain. “Dancing Lessons” tells the story of Ever, a brilliant young professor with Asperger’s syndrome who seeks the instruction of an injured Broadway dancer, Senga, to teach him some basic moves for an upcoming awards dinner. Through a series of dancing lessons, the two odd-ball characters navigate the complicated dance steps and unexpected relationship that ensues along the way.
“‘Dancing Lessons’ is about the need humans have for connection,” said actor Kate Berry, who plays Senga, in a statement. “As a species we can be very good at convincing ourselves we don’t need it, but no matter what circumstances you came from, a bond with another person is important and essential.”
“Dancing Lessons” opened March 10 and runs Tuesdays through Sundays through April 3.
TIES THAT BIND
Opposites attract and likes repel; when it comes to magnetism that is. But many people believe that the same principle applies to romantic relationships. Scientists have not produced any evidence to support this, because when it comes to the heart, it’s complicated.
From the very beginning of the play “Dancing Lessons,” the two characters appear to be worlds apart.
“Ever is practical to a fault,” said actor Ben Schrager, who plays Ever, in a statement. “He’s incredibly smart and wastes no time on seemingly pointless endeavors. As a professor of geosciences, he has achieved an incredible amount and is about to honored by the New York Institute of Technology.”
“Senga has been very happy living her life to her own constructed narrative,” said Berry, “At the beginning of the play her world has been shaken by an accident and she’s closed off, depressed and at a loss about her past/present/future identity. She’s in limbo.”
The relationship that evolves between these two very different characters shows us that the things that keep people connected are often the same things that push them apart.
“Senga and Ever seem significantly different from each other at first glance, but over the course of their weeklong dancing lesson, they come together over their unexpected commonalities,” said Schrager.
“Dancing Lessons” will be performed at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s new interim theater at the Outlets at Silverthorne, Green Village. During construction of their new home coming to Silverthorne in 2017, LDTC will be located at 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne.
Tickets start at $33 and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website lakedillontheatre.org or by calling (970) 513-9386.
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