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This Spring Tallahassee Hispanic Theater will perform the play “Blind Date”, inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinian poet, essayist and short-story writer. The play tells the story of an elderly blind man who draws confessors to him as he sits on a park bench. They discuss mid-life crises, time, love, fate and missed opportunities while addressing universal human concerns.

The author of Blind Date, Mario Diament, M.A. is an associate professor at Florida International University. He was born in Argentina, and is a veteran foreign correspondent and a former executive editor of one of the leading newspapers in Buenos Aires. Diament has had his plays produced in the U.S. and abroad. For his playwriting he has won the following awards: the New York Critics’ ACE Award for Best Play Blind Date, New York; the ACE Award (Critics’ Association) for Best Play Tierra del Fuego, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the María Guerrero Award, Best Play for A Report on the Banality of Love, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Florencio Sánchez Award Best Play for A Report on the Banality of Love, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the ACE Award, Best Play for Blind Date, Mexico City, Mexico.

“Blind Date” is directed by Judi Persons, and the cast consists of an ensemble of great actors from our community: Lanny Thomas, Marcy Palmer, Robin Jackson, Victor Duncan, and Louise Ritchie. It will be in English.

The play will be staged in the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum & Gardens on March 15th and 16th. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12 for seniors, students, or Goodwood members.

Ascension Exhibit

Through March 21st | 6:30 p.m.
The Carriage House

The talented students of FAMU’s Voices Poetry Group will present a wonderful blend of charm, grace, grit, and cultural insight into the historical photographs at Goodwood Museum & Gardens. The students will open you into their world of rhythm, lyrics, and social curiosity and preservation.

The special exhibit will remain open until March and is FREE and open to the public.

Garden Symposium Speaker Reception

Wednesday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jubilee Cottage | tickets $75

Meet and mingle with Symposium speaker Brooks Garcia and local landscape expert Frank Douglas in an upscale reception to celebrate the finer side of farm to table. (A combined April 4-5 ticket for both Garden Symposium events is $100.)

16th Annual Goodwood Garden Symposium and Southern Sampler

Thursday, April 5 | 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carriage House | tickets $40
($20 for Goodwood Volunteers)

This year’s program features Brooks Garcia, garden designer turned organic vegetable farmer, and regionally-sourced treats for your table. (A combined April 4-5 ticket for both Garden Symposium events is $100.)

Spring Celebration and
Ice Cream Social

Sunday, April 8 | 3:00 to 5 p.m.
on the front lawn

This spring tradition is a favorite for families. Build your own sundaes, play old-fashioned games, and enjoy live music on Goodwood’s beautiful front lawn! Free and open to the public.

The Hush Arbor

Thursday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m.
behind the Sunken Garden

Join us for this returning event that features presentations exploring the many forms of resistance enslaved people used to maintain important personal freedoms despite great risk. Free and open to the public.

Goodwood Heirloom
Plant Sale

Saturday, April 14 | 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Virginia McKee Greenhouse

Presented by Goodwood’s dedicated garden volunteers, the plant sale will feature hundreds of heirloom perennials, annuals, ornamental vines, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees and ground covers. A number of hard-to-find heirloom varieties are featured. Come early for the best selection!

Voces Angelorum Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 22 | 2:00 p.m.
Carriage House

Enjoy Tallahassee’s premier women’s choir in their annual celebration of spring! Tickets available soon at vocestally.org.

Friday Lecture Series

Generally the First Friday of the Month, Noon

Goodwood’s free lecture series has an interesting line-up for the first half of 2018. Bring a lunch or just come and listen to our Friday lecturers on a variety of topics related to gardening and local history.

April 6

“Camellia Air Layering” presented by area camellia expert Randolph Maphis

May 4

“Apalachicola’s Historic Orman House” presented by Michael Kinnett, Florida State Parks

Pigmania 2018 - A Benefit for Goodwood Museum and Gardens

Pigmania 2018 Gallery

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