LOVE’S FIRE @ The Asolo Conservatory

One-act plays inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman and Wendy Wasserstein.



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The company in "The General Of Hot Desire" by John Guare
The company in "The General Of Hot Desire" by John Guare
Ross Boehreinger, Nora Sweeney
Ross Boehreinger, Nora Sweeney
Bryan Crossan, Britt Whittle, Nora Sweeney, Ross Boehringer, Miriam Habib, John Long, Natasha Staley, Darlene Horn
Bryan Crossan, Britt Whittle, Nora Sweeney, Ross Boehringer, Miriam Habib, John Long, Natasha Staley, Darlene Horn
Full Company
Full Company
Miriam Habib (Rengin) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
Miriam Habib (Rengin) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
John Long (Herman) and Miriam Habib (Rengin) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
John Long (Herman) and Miriam Habib (Rengin) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
John Long (Herman), Britt Whittle (Red) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
John Long (Herman), Britt Whittle (Red) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
Miriam Habib (Rengin), John Long (Herman) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
Miriam Habib (Rengin), John Long (Herman) in "Bitter Sauce" by Eric Bogosian
Natasha Staley (Esther), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk) in "Terminating or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence" by Tony Kushner
Natasha Staley (Esther), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk) in "Terminating or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence" by Tony Kushner
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Natasha Staley (Esther)
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Natasha Staley (Esther)
Britt Whittle (Billygoat), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk)
Britt Whittle (Billygoat), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk)
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Natasha Staley (Esther), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk), Britt Whittle (Billygoat)
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Natasha Staley (Esther), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk), Britt Whittle (Billygoat)
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk), Natasha Staley (Esther)
Nora Sweeney (Dymphna), Ross Boehringer (Hendryk), Natasha Staley (Esther)
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Bryan Crossan (David), Darlene Horn (Wife) and company in "140" by Marsha Norman
Bryan Crossan (David), Darlene Horn (Wife) and company in "140" by Marsha Norman
Lesslie Dodge Crane (Jackie), John Long (Roland)
Lesslie Dodge Crane (Jackie), John Long (Roland)
Lesslie Dodge Crane (Jackie)
Lesslie Dodge Crane (Jackie)
Full Company
Full Company
Britt Whittle, Lesslie Dodge Crane, Bryan Crossan, John Long, Miriam Habib
Britt Whittle, Lesslie Dodge Crane, Bryan Crossan, John Long, Miriam Habib
The Company
The Company
Nora Sweeney (Holden) in "Waiting For Phillip Glass" by Wendy Wasserstein
Nora Sweeney (Holden) in "Waiting For Phillip Glass" by Wendy Wasserstein
Darlene Horne (Laura), Ross Boehringer (Harry), Nora Sweeney (Holden)
Darlene Horne (Laura), Ross Boehringer (Harry), Nora Sweeney (Holden)
Natasha Staley (Spencer), Nora Sweeney (Holden), Ross Boehringer (Harry), Darlene Horne (Laura), John Long (Gerry), Lesslie Dodge Crane (Rina), Bryan Crossan (Joe)
Natasha Staley (Spencer), Nora Sweeney (Holden), Ross Boehringer (Harry), Darlene Horne (Laura), John Long (Gerry), Lesslie Dodge Crane (Rina), Bryan Crossan (Joe)
Nora Sweeney (Holden), John Long (Gerry)
Nora Sweeney (Holden), John Long (Gerry)
Miriam Habib (Sonnet 94), Nora Sweeney (Holden)
Miriam Habib (Sonnet 94), Nora Sweeney (Holden)
Bryan Crossan (Model) in "Painting You" by William Finn
Bryan Crossan (Model) in "Painting You" by William Finn
Ross Boehringer (Artist)
Ross Boehringer (Artist)
Ross Boehringer (Artist), Bryan Crossan (Model)
Ross Boehringer (Artist), Bryan Crossan (Model)
Norah Sweeney (Eve), John Long (Adam/Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba), Lesslie Dodge Crane (Seth's Child), Miriam Habib (Seth), Natasha Staley (Michael), Ross Boehringer (G-d), Britt Whittle (Abel) in "The General of Hot Desire (Part Two)" by John Guare
Norah Sweeney (Eve), John Long (Adam/Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba), Lesslie Dodge Crane (Seth's Child), Miriam Habib (Seth), Natasha Staley (Michael), Ross Boehringer (G-d), Britt Whittle (Abel) in "The General of Hot Desire (Part Two)" by John Guare
The Company
The Company
Natasha Staley (Michael), Norah Sweeney (Eve), John Long (Adam), Miriam Habib (Seth)
Natasha Staley (Michael), Norah Sweeney (Eve), John Long (Adam), Miriam Habib (Seth)
Natasha Staley (Michael)
Natasha Staley (Michael)
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The Company
The Company
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John Long (Solomon), Natasha Staley (Michael), Britt Whittle (King of Sheba)
John Long (Solomon), Natasha Staley (Michael), Britt Whittle (King of Sheba)
John Long (Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba)
John Long (Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba)
Natasha Staley, Miriam Habib, Norah Sweeney, Lesslie Dodge Crane, John Long, Darlene Horn
Natasha Staley, Miriam Habib, Norah Sweeney, Lesslie Dodge Crane, John Long, Darlene Horn
Darlene Horne (Sheba)
Darlene Horne (Sheba)
Darlene Horne and Company
Darlene Horne and Company
The Company
The Company
John Long (Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba)
John Long (Solomon), Darlene Horne (Sheba)
Britt Whittle (Jesus) and the Company
Britt Whittle (Jesus) and the Company
Natasha Staley (Michael), Norah Sweeney (Eve), Bryan Crossan (Judas)
Natasha Staley (Michael), Norah Sweeney (Eve), Bryan Crossan (Judas)
The Company
The Company

The production is beautifully staged by guest director Michael Unger, who brings out the best performances we’ve seen this season from the second-year students. – Sarasota Herald Tribune