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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Brings Slapstick and Stamina with ‘Black Comedy’

A DUAL CRITICS DOUGLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Douglas Anderson School of the Arts staged the English farce Black Comedy, the last main stage play of the current season, in the Dubow Theatre during April 10 – 13, 2019.  The play was written in 1965 by British playwright Peter Shaffer, who is deservedly well-known as the Tony award-winning author of “Amadeus” and “Equus.” The play was directed by Theater Faculty Member Joseph Kemper who apparently chose it to ensure the student actors and crew had demanding challenging material. They were equal to the task, which required British …

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Local Doctor Offers Compassionate Care at Affordable Marijuana Clinic

Affordable Marijuana Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, Dr, Rene Puildo

Jacksonville’s Affordable Marijuana License Clinic is working to ensure qualified patients have access to the alternative treatment. As part of an integrated, multidisciplinary medical marijuana clinic network, clinic staff is expertly trained in the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of approved conditions. The clinic offers individualized patient-oriented care with a holistic approach to the use of medical marijuana, with a focus on pain and symptom management and disease-specific treatment for glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer, PTSD, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other forms of chronic pain. Dr. Rene Pulido is committed to making medical …

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Douglas Anderson Students Transport Audiences Back in Time in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

Douglas Anderson Students Transport Audiences Back in Time in "Brighton Beach Memoirs", Photos by Marcy Applelbaum

A Dual Critics Review Douglas Anderson School of the Arts opened Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on January 31, which continues during February 6 – 9, 2019.  The school campus is located in Jacksonville’s ; the show is in the. For tickets, visit www.datheatreboosters.org or call the Box Office at 904-346.5620 x 122. Simon, who died at age ninety-one last August, left behind a lifetime filled with productions for theatre, film, and television. Many of his stories were set in New York City, where he was born. Notable works include “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple,” and the Pulitzer …

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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Delivers Remarkable Chemistry in “My Fair Lady”

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, My Fair Lady, Marcy Appelbaum Photography

A  Dual Critics Review Douglas Anderson School of the Arts presented four performances of “My Fair Lady,” one of the best known and most beloved musicals of all time, during November 14 – 18, 2018. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1965, won six Tony Awards, which included the Best Musical award. The wonderful classic music and songs were likely unknown to most of the DASOTA students, as the last time it was produced on a local stage was almost ten years ago. The story is based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” (written in 1912), with book and lyrics …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Picnic” at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts opened a splendid revival of the Pulitzer Prize winner (1953) Picnic by , which opened April 12th, 2018. The production will remain on stage though April 20. For additional information and tickets, visit datheatreboosters.org. William Inge’s career peaked in the 1950s as he wrote several successful plays about small-town life, earning the title of “Playwright of the Midwest.” His other well-known works include “Come Back Little Sheba,” “Bus Stop,” and “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.” This production is in at the school’s campus in San Marco. We are always excited …

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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Opens 2018 with ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Review A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom The opened its first show of 2018 with the comedy “” on February 1. Additional run dates are February 7, 8, and 9. Anton was written by the pseudonymous and debuted in 2000 at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville; it was selected by the American Theatre Critics Association as the best play of the year. Extensive speculation about the playwright’s identity has continued for years within the theatre community; John Jory, a past artistic director at …

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DASOTA THEATRE REVIEW: It Can Be A “LONELY PLANET”

A DUAL CRITICS DOUGLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS THEATRE REVIEW The Theatre Department opened Steven Dietz’s “Lonely Planet” on October 19, 2017 for a run of eight performances through October 27. DA’s production is the Florida premier. The play was written by prolific playwright (who wrote thirty-four plays during 1981 – 2015), and is set in the late 1980’s. It debuted in 1993, a decade after the recognition of the beginning of the AIDS crisis. A Wikipedia post from 2015 which identifies fourteen plays with HIV/AIDS as a major theme includes Dietz’s play. Among the most frequently staged are …

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Comedy Plus! The Undefined Jeff Bradley

Variety Comedian will debut an action-packed, one-time Jacksonville performance featuring fantastic illusions, shocking stunts, and laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy. Bradley, reluctant to define his show, short of the name Comedy Plus!, explains the enigmatic nature of his variety act, “It has sometimes been a problem, trying to describe what I do. If your label is too long, it generally comes down to what made the biggest impression on them. After seeing my show, some people will call me a comedian; others will say magician or juggler.” Comedy Plus! will be performed one-night only on Thursday, December 1st at the in St. Nicholas, …

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Cowabunga! Salty Dog Portrait Series by Jacksonville Beach Photographer Chad Dennis

Salty Dog Portrait Series by Jacksonville Beach Photographer Chad Dennis

Growing up in Iowa, photographer was always drawn to the water. Whether it was sitting at the lake, fishing or hanging out down by the river, he always found the water had a calming effect. When he relocated to Jacksonville Beach in August, 2004, the ocean was a huge draw. Dennis was inspired by the ocean to create the Salty Dog Portrait Series, capturing the essence of longtime wave riders and their spiritual connection to the sea. He will showcase the new series from 6-10pm Oct. 1 at , 4160 Boulevard Center Dr. There will be a small admission fee …

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Seeing Double: “RECKLESSNESS” & “FOURTEEN”

FIRST COAST ACTORS CENTER REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] , a new intensive training center for actors in the North Florida area, presented two interesting one-act plays on December 19, 2015, at their home in on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. The first play was “”, written by in 1913; it was his first play. O’Neill went on to become one of the world’s most famous playwrights and his “Long Day’s Journey into Night” is considered one of the greatest American plays in theatre history. “Recklessness” was directed by , who also played one of the roles. Mr. …

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