The Life & Adventures of
|Parts I & II in repertory January 22 - March 9, 2014|
"The pain of parting is nothing compared to the joy of meeting again."
A cast of 27 actors plays over 150 characters in this exhilarating two-part comic masterpiece that captures Dickens' genius for combining exuberant characters, theatrical spectacle, and captivating emotion. Winner of both the Tony Award ® for Best Play and The Olivier Award for Play of the Year, this epic event has never been produced in Central Florida.
Left penniless by the death of his father, young Nicholas Nickleby assumes responsibility for his mother and sister and seeks help from his Scrooge-like Uncle Ralph. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by cruel headmaster Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers's most abused young charges, and the two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity's worst and best—greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors.
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Opening Night Party
Immediately following the premiere of each Signature Series production, you're invited to mix and mingle with members of the cast and creative teams in the lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The party is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP neccessary.
Opening Night Pre-show Chat
Join us in the Patron's Room at 6:45 p.m. for a brief, informative discussion with the director and members of the artistic team about the creative process.
"Dickens at Play" Lecture
Dr. Marty Gould of the University of South Florida will be presenting "Dickens at Play," a lecture on Charles Dickens and the Victorian theater, Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Patron's Room. Event is free to the public.
Nicholas Nickleby contains scenes of stage choreographed beatings and other physical violence. The play is best suited for ages 13 and up.
We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.
Show Sponsors OUR SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY DONORS: Lyn and David Berelsman
OUR SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY DONORS:
Lyn and David Berelsman