Best Cast of a Play (Comedy) – SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Best Director of a Play (Comedy) – Jeff Davis, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Best Leading Actor in a Play (Comedy) – Olin Meadows, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Best Leading Actress in a Play (Comedy) – Joan Baker, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Best Play (Comedy) – SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who 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. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks stars Agape Theatre member Joan Baker (A Trip to Bountiful) as Lily and Artistic Director Olin Meadows as Michael. The play is directed by BroadwayWorld-Austin’s Jeff Davis who will make his full-length directorial debut with this production.