dR Daily 1/27/20: A Remarkable Monday
Mondays are usually slow in dR Dailyland, but today is different: there are three count ’em three events I want to tell you about.
The wonderful Chilean novelist Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits) makes a rare appearance tonight in Tampa to talk about her new historical novel, The Long Petal of the Sea, with Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft. Tickets $42, includes a presigned copy of the book in English or Spanish. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., 8130274-8286, tampatheatre.org. (Read Bancroft’s glowing review of the novel here.)
The Radio Theatre Project gives its first performance of 2020 with a program of four radio plays, performed as always at the Studio@620 by actors at mics with live sound effects. The plays include: “Intrigue on the Aurora Nightingale” by Eva Schegulla; Matt Cowley’s “One Fall Over and the Whole Thing Go”: Donald Loftus’s “Dress Blues”; and (very timely, this one) Henry W. Kimmel’s “Redemption of a Football Widow,” about the effects of the Super Bowl on a marriage. (Full disclosure: I’m in “Dress Blues.”) 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, studio620.org.
And in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, admission at the Florida Holocaust Museum is free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 55 5th St. S., St. Petersburg, flholocaustmuseum.org.