The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)
by James Still | Directed by Derek Baxter

  • The Mar, St Pete 2309,
    Central Ave,
    St Petersburg, FL 33713
  • Friday March 12 @8pm,
    Saturday March 13 @8pm,
    Sunday March 14 @2pm,
    Friday March 19 @8pm,
    Saturday March 20 @8pm,
    Sunday March 21 @2pm

Anything Can Happen

A story, a confession, a revelation—this play takes place in the past, in the present, and in the infinity of Gary's mind. Armed with his theme ("anything can happen") and a pair of leopard-print underwear Gary dreams about kissing somebody, but along the way finds himself in New York addicted to phone sex and attending memorial services of strangers.

Through his surprising friendships with a man named Valentino and a woman named Mary Carmen that Gary discovers his greatest poetry, humor, pain, and hope.

One critic wrote, "James Still's powerfully moving narrative is about a young hustler learning too much too fast, but still naive and romantic and in love with hope."

Contains adult situations, adult language, and nudity.



“Probably the most compelling performance I have ever had the opportunity to see live... fascinating, heart wrenching, shocking, surprisingly funny, and not something you want to miss!”

– Holly Rain Savery, Safety Harbor

“Gorgeously written and beautifully performed theatrical experience that forces you to confront a whole spectrum of emotions”

– Anne Tully, Tampa