facebook twitter email
65 years of excellence

DECEMBER AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

DUE TO ON GOING CONSTRUCTION THE STONZEK THEATRE
WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

 

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

POSTPONED

dir. Sean Baker. Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 111 min.

Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley,

Screenwriter Chris Bergoch will do a live Q&A with our Stonzek audience.  Date and time to be announced soon on this page.

            


 

TANGERINE

POSTPONED

 

dir. Sean Baker. Drama / Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 2015, 88 min.

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity

Check this web page for dates and times of a live skype Q&A with Chris Bergoch screenwriter of  “The Florida Project” and “Tangerine

 

            


 

 

THE SQUARE

DECEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 21

 

 

 

 

 

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE ACERBIC 'FORCE MAJEURE'

AND  WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR AT CANNES

 

             

 

THE PARIS OPERA

 

DECEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 21

 

dir. Jean-Stephane Bron, Documentary, Not Rated, France, French, 2017, 110 min.

 

Autumn 2015. At the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference as director. Backstage, artists and crew prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's Moses and Aaron. But the announcement of a strike and arrival of a bull in a supporting role complicate matters. At the same time, a promising young Russian singer begins at the Opera's Academy. In the hallways of Opera Bastille, his destiny will cross paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the greatest voices of his time. As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. But this comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on at all costs, there is no end of trouble for the new director. Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumps ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. Preparations for Richard Wagner's six-hour opera Die Meistersinger reunite the company.

 

            

 

 

 

JANE

DECEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 28

dir.Brett Morgen,  Biography / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English 2017, 90 min.

Jane is the story of how Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall – using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered in a storage unit, and has been now masterfully intercut with interviews of present day Jane Goodall to provide an in-depth portrait of her life. With an enchanting score by Phillip Glass, JANE is a captivating and immersive look into how one woman can change the world through passion, dedication, and perseverance.

 

Return Engagement … having broken Stonzek attendance records

 

            

 

THE NUTCRACKER

 

DECEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 28

 

 

Choreography Peter Wright, music Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky, UK, The Royal Ballet, 2017, 135 min with Intermission

 

A firm family favourite with Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an Army of Mice, and the famous role of the Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb with her Prince, Principal dancer Steven McRae, this event presented by Darcey Bussell is not to be missed.

Peter Wright’s enchanting production tells the story of Clara, danced by Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward, whose Christmas is transformed by a visit from Drosselmeyer, a mysterious magician and maker of magical toys.  Drosselmeyer longs to break a curse that has turned his nephew, danced by Australian Principal Alexander Campbell, into a nutcracker doll.

Matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, this production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for over 30 years since its opening in 1984. It showcases the full energy of the Company, alongside the emerging talent of young dancers from The Royal Ballet School. The stunning costumes, numbering around 600 and dating back to the world-premiere, are revitalized for the show.

 

A not to be missed Christmas tradition for the entire family

 

              

 

 

BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY

DECEMBER 29 – JANUARY 4

 

dir. David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 101 min.

 

Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill's mentor Carl Sagan, where he's launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access —as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy — this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.

 

         

 

THE BREADWINNER

 

DECEMBER 29 – JANUARY 4

 

dir. Nora Twomey, Animation / Family, Rated ‘PG-13’, Canada, English, 2017, 94 min.

 

 

Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

 

         

 
click for larger (if applicable)

 

 LOVING VINCENT

JANUARY 5 - JANUARY 11

 

         dir. Corata Kibiela and Hugh Welchman, Biography / Drama / Crime / Animation , Rated “PG-13”,  Poland, English, 2017, 94 min.

 

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.

 

         

 

 

  WONDERSTRUCK

JANUARY 12 - JANUARY 18

JANUARY 5, 2018  TODD HAYNES' ACCLAIMED NEW MOVIE FROM BRIAN SELZNICK'S YA NOVEL

 

 

The Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre that provides entertainment, education
and opportunities for artistic expression through volunteerism and community involvement and support.

handicap accessible
The Lake Worth Playhouse is wheel chair friendly and provides accessible seating for persons with disabilities available in our mezzanine level.

2017 Copyright Lake Worth Playhouse - South Florida's Premiere Community Theatre in the Hearts of Palm Beach County - the Cultural Capitol of Florida

-