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

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

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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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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