In Richard Alfieri’s touching and human comedy, a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons — one per week for six weeks — in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.  What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance.  Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection.  A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses serious issues of ageism and intolerance.

Since its Los Angeles premiere and Broadway opening, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks has been translated into 12 languages and has traversed the globe with productions in over 20 countries.  With over 50 productions and two national tours in Germany alone, the play has established itself as an international hit and one of the most produced plays in the world.

Click here to find out about the Art in the Bar exhibition during this production.

 

Cast

Director Isobel Favell
Assistant Director Alain Smith
Lily Harrison Helen Clinton-Pacey
Michael Minetti  John Abraham

Production photographs

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