Bradley Akers

Surviving a Shipwreck: A Family-Friendly Theatrical Romp at Players by the Sea

BY BRADLEY AKERS AND KAITI BARTA Event: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment Venue: Players by the Sea, 106 6th St. N., Jacksonville Beach Date: June 3-June 18 Tickets: $10-$23 Contact: www.playersbythesea.org Read the Dual Critics review at: https://folioweekly.com/2016/06/05/shipwrecked-an-entertainment-the-amazing-adventures-of-louis-de-rougemont-as-told-by-himself/ How can three people journey from 18th Century England to a cluster of islands off the coast of Australia by way of an old pearling boat and aboard the backs of sea turtles in just a short hour? Players by the Sea’s latest production,  is an exciting, family-friendly, theatrical romp told by the mischievous (and historically true) Louis de Rougemont. With his two sidekicks, who …

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New Voices: Players by the Sea Announces New Play Development Program

BY BRADLEY AKERS, PBTS Associate Director Producing new plays by local writers is part of Theatre’s mission, an initiative continued since its 1966 inception. Jacksonville is on the brink of experiencing a Renaissance in theatre, that which is highly sparked by New Play Development. Writers such as , , , , , and have presented their work on the Players by the Sea stage, elevating their artistic development and making Jacksonville an incubator for the new voice. The hottest American theatre started somewhere, whether it was a living room reading or a workshop production. Now, in its 50th Season, Players …

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TO THE SEA the Human Relationship with Water

  “Swimming is a constant in my life. It is the source of my energy. Being in the water. Swimming for miles. It’s my mediation and fuels of creativity. The fruit of which is nourished by water.” For , the water is not just a beautiful entity that represents spirituality or re-birth. It is his life- a place where he finds comfort, joy and a sense of belonging. Jim’s colorful oceanside photographs that surface on social media several times a week toast his adventures and passion with three words: “”. Alabiso has joyfully spent many years telling his stories in …

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Smooch the Pooch: Celebrating 35 Years of the Amazing (But Humble) Watch Hound

BY BRADLEY AKERS, Associate Director at Players by the Sea ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by plays. A man wearing glasses, a spotted dog suit, and a warm smile appears on the television screen to welcome people to his “weekly growl.” That man, dubbed the Amazing (but humble) , set out in 1980 to promote the exciting theatre here in Jacksonville to the community through public access television waves. Thirty-five years and thousands upon thousands of shows and reviews later, we celebrate the work of in harmonious howling. “Dick’s knowledge and love of theatre is simply unsurpassed,” says , longtime …

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october, 2021

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