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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Jane Austin’s “PRIDE & PREJUDICE” A Classic at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] This week opened its annual Summer Classic in San Marco on September 16, 2016 with “.” The production will be on stage through October 2, 2016. Visit theatrejax.com or call (904) 396-4425 for additional information and reservations. You can take a late summer vacation at Theatre Jacksonville and briefly and delightfully enter the world of and experience the challenges and triumphs the characters she created faced during everyday life in England during the Regency period. Austin’s famous and beloved novel, which was first published in 1813, …

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Stimulating! “THE CHRISTIANS”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s opened Lucas Hnath’s thought-provoking drama “” on October 22, 2015. The play will run through November 15 in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. “The Christians” debuted at the at Actors Theatre in Louisville in 2014 and was seen by the Dual Critics, who considered it the best play of the 38th annual festival. Limelight’s production offers local theatre patrons the unique opportunity to see a work that opened here while also on stage in New York, where it opened August 28 at Playwrights Horizons theatre. The play opens at a worship service at a mega church, …

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“an amazing theatrical presentation…” TREPIDATION NATION

REVIEW On its main stage, Douglas Anderson is presenting an anthology of trepidation-inducting phobias, with thirteen scenes running an average of about eight minutes long. We have all experienced trepidation at some point: a big word which encompasses agitation, anxiety, apprehension, dread, fright, nervousness, tremulousness, uncertainty, worry: the list goes on and on. “Whoa!” you say. “That does not sound like much fun!” Ah, but under the skillful and creative direction of , you will experience an amazing theatrical presentation and yes, the evening includes laughs along the way. This stage treat has an interesting history. TREPIDATION NATION debuted at …

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Hilarious – “THE TWO MUSKETEERS”

Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatre opened the world premiere of “The Two Musketeers” on April 10, 2015; this hilarious parody and fast-moving farce will be on stage through May 15, 2015. The two-act play, adapted by from the 1844 novel “” by , is about ninety minutes long. As you may know, Dumas’s book, set largely in France in the early 1600’s, as been required reading in many schools. This classic tale of male bonding has remained popular through time, inspiring an operetta, a couple of Broadway musicals, and many films. Jory’s approach to the subject is to present the play as …

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Stanton Drama Club: One Act Plays

The  of EU Jacksonville are avid fans of new plays and we have attended many new play festivals in states throughout the country. For a number of years we have traveled, as we will this year, to the  at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. It was with great interest that we attended the ‘s annual night of student one-act plays for the first time. This event was started 23 years ago at the request of drama club members, and has been enthusiastically received since the beginning. Some of the past plays have been published and some participants have gone on …

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Bringing War Horse to Life on Stage

Relationships are often at the core of every great stage production, but few bonds are represented as artfully as the connection between a boy and his horse in the stage adaptation of . The story takes audiences from England to France during World War I to tell this extraordinary tale of valor, loyalty, and above all, friendship.  stars as Albert in the play based on Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed novel and adapted to the stage by Nick Stafford. As the war begins, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped away to France. What follows is Albert’s incredible …

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