Tag Archives: Amy Noel Canning

Southern Comedy/Drama “Steel Magnolias” at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The beloved opened the popular Southern comedy/drama “” on April 21, which will remain on stage through May 7, 2017. The theatre is located at 2030 San Marco Boulevard; call 904 396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com for additional information and reservations. This play was the only one ever written by and was based on real-life experiences. The play debuted Off-Broadway 1987, where it ran for almost 1,200 performances. The story found a wider audience after a film adaptation was released in 1989, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts. …

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CLYBOURNE PARK: exceptional actors exceed the exhausting demands of their roles

THE 5 & DIME THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW Jacksonville’s opened “Clybourne Park,” written by , on July 31, 2015 at . The play, which received the 2011 for Drama and a 2012 Tony for Best Play, will continue for three more performances during August 7 – 9. If you plan on going, we recommend ordering tickets at www.The5andDime.org, since the first weekend sold out. The website also offers tickets for a brunch/dinner option at the Cummer Café before the show. If the title sounds familiar, you may recall ’s Tony-nominated play “A Raisin in the Sun,” in which a widowed African-American …

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A Comedy Worth Thinking About “CLYBOURNE PARK”

This summer’s collaboration between , a Theatre Company and will be Bruce Norris’s thought-provoking comedy , a play about race, real-estate and relationships.  Named for the fictional white neighborhood introduced in Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play “A Raisin in the Sun,” Clybourne Park is a neighborhood twice transformed. Starting in 1959 we meet a Russ and Bev, a white middle-class couple packing for a move out of the neighborhood. Visits from their clergyman and their neighbors lead to a heated disagreement about the buyers for Russ and Bev’s home, a black family, and their worries about the impact on their property values. In …

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