Tag Archives: Joe Schwarz

A Genuine Classic “THREE TALL WOMEN”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Beach’s , with support from sponsors Scott and Nancy McLucas, has opened a revival of “,” the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning play by the late Edward Albee (1928 – 2016). The opening was on April 28, and the production will remain on stage until May 13, 2017. Visit playersbythesea.org or call 249-0289 for reservations and additional information. This is only one of the many great plays written by in a career which included “The Zoo Story” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (which …

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At The Heart of the Art-Bradley Akers named PBTS Artistic Director

With the 50th season underway, has recently named as new artistic director. Akers says he hopes to strengthen community relations and extend the reach of the theatre’s educational programming to incorporate theatre for the young. Players by the Sea will also unveil an artistic statement that connects patrons, artists, and community groups with the work they do. “As a community theatre, it’s our duty to reflect what’s happening in the community and tell the best stories by the best storytellers.” “As a community theatre, it’s our duty to reflect what’s happening in the community and tell the best stories by …

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PLAYERS BY THE SEA PELICAN AWARDS 2016

BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] held its annual on Sunday, August 20, 2016 at its theatre at 106 North Sixth Street, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The name for the awards was chosen many years ago, back when the theatre was located just one block from the ocean, where pelicans were frequent visitors. Players moved into its current expanded home in 1999 and has been ever-changing; delighting theatre-goers with facility upgrades year after year. Look for even more changes in the future, as the entrance will soon have a garden and palm trees. The Pelicans are Players’ version of …

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All the Angels Come, Players by the Sea, Jim Alabiso, EU Jacksonville

All the Angels Come

A DRAMATIC READING & PERFORMANCE OF AN EPIC FAIRYTALE IN THE RIVER CITY Players by the Sea presents a dramatic reading and performance of an epic fairytale in the River City written by . was originally written in novel format and has been adapted for the stage for a public staged reading directed by . All the Angels Come is a work of fiction in a big screen age where the Tony Starks and Bruce Waynes don their costumes, and leave their mansions. There are those among us who have neither. They can be heroes too. The story begins with Willis, Masuyo, Jay and Ricardo. You may …

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“ALL THE WAY” politics revealed

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Politics seems to be on every American’s mind at this time, with news about the presidential race filling television screens and newspapers throughout the country. The timing of the opening at Players by the Sea of “All the Way,” Robert Shenkkan’s award-winning political drama, could not have been more opportune. The play, which portrays the extraordinary efforts of President Lyndon Johnson to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, is informative, exciting, and inspiring. This must-see show opened on April 22, 2016, and will run through May …

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PBTS: 50 Years of Curtain Call Is Just The Beginning

The Script Before The Curtain: Inspiring Playwrights A collaborative program at is giving voice to local playwrights. , developed by associate director , will nurture the development of two new scripts from the page to the stage. “Players by the Sea has a long and rich history of producing original works, in particular by local playwrights,” says Executive Director . “It’s never been anything formal. People would come to us with an idea or concept or a play and we would look at it and say, ‘yeah, why not. We are a local theatre. We want to serve the community.” …

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Twists and turns in this Southern melodrama “COTTON ALLEY”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beaches’ opened the world premier production of “,” a one-act play by local playwright . The production opened in the studio theatre on January 15, and will remain on stage through January 30, 2016 We are always curious about new works by artists we know better as performers, and Ms. Gowan has certainly established herself as an accomplished actress over the past several years. Most recently, she played a leading role in the premiere of “St. George and the Dragon,” by , which was staged in Ponte …

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“TO THE SEA” Water Is Our Core

Players by the Sea & The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Review As a continuation of the celebration for the in Jacksonville, and The presented an original one-act play by Jacksonville Playwright entitled “” for one performance on October 21, 2015. A bit of background on how this project came to fruition is in order. , the Executive Director of Players by the Sea, after becoming aware of the local TV show “” and Mr. Alabisco’s love of water and swimming, arranged a discussion meeting. Players over the years has always been committed to bringing new works by local …

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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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