By Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel Arts Writer
6:21 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
Jester Theater Company has announced its 2013-14 season lineup, which includes the classic play "Harvey," adapted into a Jimmy Stewart film.
Here's what's in store from the troupe, which as its name indicates, specializes in comedy.
• Sarasota Improv Festival: July 12-13. "DMV Improv" will be performed; the concept is being developed by Jester artistic director Jay Hopkins.
• The Big Oz: Nov. 8-24. This revival of an Orlando Fringe Festival hit tells the story of Oz resident Frances Gum, who finds himself transported from a dance club called the Rainbow in search of a mobster known as the Wicked Mitch of the West. Written by Hopkins and Stuart Maxwell, the comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, at the Lowndes Shakepeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Tickets: $18.
• Harvey: Feb. 14-March 2, 2014 – Mary Chase's comedy about a very unusual imaginary friend will also be staged at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18.
• 2nd annual Jester Theater Comedy Cabaret and Variety Show: Late spring 2014. After the success of this year's installment, the one-night-only event will return next year, at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Exact date to be determined; tickets will be $15.
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