Tickets on sale today for Asolo Repertory Theatre 2012-13 season in Sarasota

Available online at 3 p.m.; box office starting at 10 a.m. Monday

wtatangelo@bradenton.comSeptember 30, 2012 

People interested in prime seats for Broadway-caliber productions of American classics such as "1776," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Clybourne Park" take note:

Tickets for the Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2012-13 season go on sale to the general public online at 3 p.m. today. Tickets can be purchased at the box office starting 10 a.m. Monday.

The Asolo Repertory Theatre's 54th season features four Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, three Tony Award winners and one world premiere, all centering around the theme "The American Character."

The 2012-13 Asolo Rep schedule:

'1776' (Nov. 16-Dec. 22): Tony Award winner in 1969 for Best Musical follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince members of the Second Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence.

'You Can't Take it With You' (Jan. 4-April 20): Comedy won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for deftly examining the American Dream.

'Glengarry Glen Ross' (Jan. 11-Feb. 28): David Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner offers a biting look at a greed-infested '80s real estate office, where Mamet's characters verbally brutalize each other (and worse) to get ahead with a profit.

'The Heidi Chronicles' (Jan. 19-March 17): Wendy Wasserstein's winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play tells the story of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian struggling to find her way in a rapidly changing world.

'Clybourne Park' (March 15-May 2): The final Pulitzer Prize winner of the repertory season is Bruce Norris' 2011 winner, told from the perspective of a white couple who sell their house to a black family in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama "A Raisin in the Sun."

'The Game's Afoot' (March 29-May 12): The murder mystery comedy sets the scene in a snowy Connecticut mansion where American star William Gillette (best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes), invites co-stars from his current production for a Christmas Eve celebration.

'Venus in Fur' (April 5-28): Two-person comedy by David Ives blends love, lust and literature with the ultimate battle of the sexes.

'Pulse' (May 23-June 16): New dance musical created by and starring Broadway performer Noah Racey will be directed by "Bonnie & Clyde" director and Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun.

'My Brilliant Divorce' (June 26-July 14): One-woman comedy by Geraldine Aron will have its regional premiere directed by Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director Michael Edwards.

Details: The box office is in the lobby of the Asolo Repertory Theatre at the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, on the grounds of The Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is free. To purchase tickets by phone, call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Subscription packages for Asolo Rep's 2012-13 season are also available and can be purchased at the box office or by phone. To purchase tickets online, visit www.asolorep.org.

Wade Tatangelo, features writer, can be reached at 941-745-7057. Follow Twitter.com/wtatangelo.

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