Two one-person shows created by actress Ann Morrison are getting a Sarasota showcase after winning honors at a festival for solo performances in New York.
Morrison wrote and stars in "Linda Lovely Goes to Broadway," and Blake Walton stars in "Trevor's Fire," both of which will be presented at Home Resource.
Both shows were featured in October and November at the United Solo Festival, the world's largest festival of one-person productions. Morrison won a Best Actress award and Walton was presented with a Best Premiere award for the festival.
"Linda Lovely" is based on the life of Linda Blum, a woman with Down Syndrome that Morrison first met and worked with in the Kaleidoscope program in Sarasota. Blum had dreams of starring on Broadway. After her death, Morrison turned those dreams into a show. Walton directed the production, which had a couple of developmental workshops in Sarasota.
"Trevor's Fire" is performed in a Story Theatre style and relates the experiences of a 7-year-old boy Morrison has worked with. Trevor has been labeled with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and has been diagnosed with what is called "the ring of fire on the brain," which keeps his brain active even when he is asleep, leading to strange recurring nightmares.
"Linda Lovely" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. "Trevor's Fire" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 18 and 19 at Home Resource, 741 Central Ave., Sarasota. A donation of $15 is suggested. For reservations: email@example.com.