‘The Running Show’ Opens

Monica Bill Barnes, center, with dancers performing The Running Show/ Photo by Paula Lobo via HCC

Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series presents The Running Show by Monica Bill Barnes & Company on Feb. 28 & 29 at the Mainstage Theatre, HCC Ybor City campus.

The Running Show is a new touring show inspired by the company’s award winning off-Broadway production that turns dance into a live sporting event.

All performances are at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15 and HCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with a valid ID. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.hccfl.edu/dancetickets. The Mainstage Theatre is located in Tampa at 1411 E. 11th Ave.

The Running Show documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews, and stories. The show features a large cast of local performers. Dancers, who range in age from 12 to 84, join Monica Bill Barnes on stage, learning their parts over the course of one week.

Robbie Saenz de Viteri interviews each cast, incorporating their voices and stories into the show. The interviews give the audience an unprecedented look into the life of a dancer as a new kind of sports hero that keeps moving against all odds.

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