Tag Archives: Jon Jory

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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THEATRE REVIEW: VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE

Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatre opened “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a zany comedy that was awarded the 2013 Tony for Best Play. The production opened January 9, 2015 and will remain on stage until February 1 in the theatre in downtown Gainesville. The play was written by 66-year-old , whose name might not be familiar to some younger theatre goers. Over the years, a number of his absurdist, outrageous comedies have graced several venues in the North Florida area, including “Beyond Therapy”, “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You”, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” and “Betty’s Summer …

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