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Marathon theater group stages final main-stage show of the season

The Marathon Community Theater sits just off U.S. 1.
The Marathon Community Theater sits just off U.S. 1.

The Marathon Community Theatre is staging its final main-stage production of the season, the musical "Taking My Turn," through May 8.

Performances are April 28, 29 and 30 and May 5, 6, 7 and 8. Curtain is at 8 p.m. except for the May 8 show, which is a 3 p.m. manatee.

"Taking My Turn" is one of the first musicals to deal with aging. The spoken words were collected from interviews with people in their prime. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 1983, was conceived and adapted by Robert H. Livingston with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Will Holt.

Among the characters: Eric, a would-be writer who has traveled the world; Charles, a railroad steward; Dorothy, a community activist; and Edna, a shy music teacher. The play takes place during the course of a year.

The Marathon Community Theatre directors are Devin Clarke and Jenn Mixon-Eick.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.marathontheater.org, by calling (305) 743-0994 or at the box office, 5101 Overseas Highway in Marathon, around mile marker 49.5 oceanside.

On the horizon at the theater: A summer dance show, "tah-Dance," on June 11.

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