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A Theatrical World Premiere
Mickey Spillane’s and Max Allan Collins’
Mike Hammer in The Little Death
Starring Gary Sandy

Another Theatrical World Premiere hits all the right notes for an exciting noir adventure. Based on material developed by Spillane in the 1950s, the intricate plot revolves around Mike Hammer's involvement with Helen Venn, the former girlfriend of the now deceased casino owner and mobster, Marty Wellman. Helen is on the run from the new mob boss, Carmen Rich, who figures she's holding $10 million of missing gambling money. Mike Hammer knows a damsel in distress when he sees one and leaps in to the young woman's aid, with fists and bullets flying, but naturally, nothing is as simple as it first appears.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for Mickey Spillane’s and Max Allan Collins’ all new Mike Hammer The Little Death, priced at $100 which includes a premium reserved cabaret “ringside” table seat, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at your table and a post-show exclusive look behind the curtain with a Q&A session with Gary Sandy and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity.

In addition, premium seats in a special reserved front section of the theatre priced at $75 are available which includes a general admission seat and a post-show exclusive look behind the curtain with a Q&A session with Gary Sandy and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity.

General admission tickets priced at $35 are also available.

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A variety of canned beer, wine and liquor are available.  Main concessions include assorted chips and candy, water and soft drinks.

Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759

The Murray Theatre is located at Ruth Eckerd Hall – one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60). On-site parking is available free of charge.

From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.  Cross the Bayside Bridge.  SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach.  Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611).  East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

ADA Information
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.

Seat Accommodations
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase.  Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.

Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.

At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area.   Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit. 

Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.

Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.

Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned.  Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.

Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.

Accessibility Services

For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.

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