Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents Eleemosynary at Grand Boulevard in Oct

September 30, 2015 by SoWal Staff

Break a leg! Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is back with their season opener, Eleemosynary by renowned playwright Lee Blessing to be held at Grand Boulevard with several performances in October. The play examines the delicate relationship of three generations of women and features an all female cast of local and regional actresses. 
Eleemosynary will run two weekends: Oct. 16 to 18 and Oct. 23 to 25 at Grand Boulevard. Performances will take place at 560 Grand Blvd in the former Coldwater Creek location. Evening performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are on Sundays at 2 p.m.
“Eleemosynary” is described as a masterful play that examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother. ECTC is offering this uniquely staged presentation with simple platforms and props in keeping with Blessing’s vision for the show.
"This play will touch the heart and soul of any woman that attends. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to call your mom when it's all over," says Nathanael Fisher, director of the production and Producing Artistic Director of Emerald Coast Theatre Company.
The cast includes professional actress of stage and screen Darla Briganti from Milton playing Dorothea, the eccentric, free spirited grandmother. She was last seen in ECTC’s  “A Dickens Christmas” and other major roles include Mama Rose from “Gypsy” and Patsy from “Always Patsy Cline.” 
Local favorite Rachel Nussbaum of Santa Rosa Beach portrays Echo, the precocious spelling prodigy, and was most recently seen in Nancy Hasty’s No Limits Theatre Company’s production “We Were Soldiers Too.” 
ECTC is also proud to welcome to the cast Chicago actress Sharon Biermann, playing the role of Artie, the brilliant and distant mother. Sharon’s most notable roles include Joan from “Love Song” and Yetne from “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Last March, ECTC’s production of “Art” played to sold-out crowds and set social media ablaze with positive reviews. 
Ticket holders are invited to enjoy a pre-performance art exhibition featuring many of Northwest Florida's talented female artists one hour prior to each performance in the theater lobby space.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students. A 10 percent discount to active duty military is available with proper and valid ID. Purchase tickets online at Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets will only be sold at the venue on a space available basis.
The play will be presented at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach in the northwest corner of building (formerly Coldwater Creek). The performance schedule is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Eleemosynary” is the third professional offering that Emerald Coast Theatre Company has produced, and the first in the 2015-16 three-show season. It will be followed by an encore performance of “A Dickens Christmas” in December and the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” in February.
For more information on Emerald Coast Theatre Company, call (850) 687-1637, email or visit Find ECTC on Facebook at ECTheatreCompany.


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