Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

By Richard Alfieri

Starring Loretta Swit and David Engel

Directed by Larry Raben

February 3rd – February 12th

8 Performances ONLY!

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.

“Thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving” – Hollywood Reporter

“A joy to watch!” – The New York Post 

“Standing Ovations!” – Variety

“One of the greatest nights of theater I have ever seen.  You must see this show!” – Beverly Hills Weekly