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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Players By The Sea

Players by the Sea opened the Tony Award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on April 20th, 2018. The production will remain on stage in the studio theatre through May 5th. Curious Incident was launched as a book in 2004 by . The story was adapted for the stage by and opened in London in 2012, where it won seven Oliver awards. After opening on Broadway in 2014, the play won a total of five Tony Awards, including Best Play. The book has been characterized as a British mystery novel, and it is that, but is even more …

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Coney Island Christmas: What it Means to be an American During the Holidays

LIMELIGHT THEATRE IN ST. AUGUSTINE Nostalgia and tradition take center stage in the classic holiday production, Coney Island Christmas. Based on the short story by Grace Paley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Donald Margulies tells the timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Coney Island Christmas is staged through December 23rd on the Matuza Main Stage at the . A Jewish author and activist, Paley taps into the true spirit of Christmas, with two hilarious kid pageants layered into a heartwarming story of acceptance. “There is a whole undercurrent throughout the entire show,” says …

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A Dual Critics Review: PBTS Opens 2017 with Eurydice

  PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Beach’s opened its first play of 2017 with Sarah Ruhl’s “.” It will run through January 21 in the Grace Darling Studio Theatre at 106 6th Street North. For reservations call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. The original Greek myth dates back for centuries, and has been retold many times in story, song, and film. Orpheus, a supremely gifted musician who charms both men and beasts with his lyre, falls in love with and marries Eurydice, a beautiful wood nymph. She dies …

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5 & Dime’s “NEVER THE SINNER” Well-Acted in a Uniquely Dramatic Setting

  5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville’s opened “Never the Sinner” on November 11, 2016 at ; it will remain on stage through November 19. The museum is in Springfield at the corner of First and Laura streets. For tickets, visit www.the5andDime.org. The play is the twentieth production by the company, which was founded in 2011. For those who have been fans and supporters since the beginning, it has been a unique ride, as this nomadic group has presented plays in many varied locations in Jacksonville’s core. Venues have included …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Where Music Found A Common Chord “MEMPHIS” – Players by the Sea Theatre Review

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Our friends at and the present “,” the dynamic 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical; the production opened July 22, 2016 and will remain on stage through August 13 at 106 6th Street North in , Florida. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for tickets. We recommend calling early, as ticket demand is high. With music and lyrics by ( keyboardist) and book and lyrics by (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), the musical is loosely based on a real personality. Memphis …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Sounds & Soul of Memphis at Players by the Sea

  In parts of Africa, the word Sankofa translates to proverb “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It also refers to the Adrinka symbol represented by a mythical bird with its head turned backwards, taking an egg off its back in the stylized shape of a heart. The Akan believe it is necessary to reflect on the past to ensure the strength of the future, that there must be movement and new learning as time passes.  As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten. is a journey in time, …

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DRAGONS, KNIGHTS & MAIDENS – “ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON”

Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts Review Christ Episcopal Church, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, opened the world premier of playwright ’ magical play “” on October 15, 2015. The show will continue at 400 San Juan Drive with performances during October 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm and October 25 at 3 pm. Financial support was provided by the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund. The legend of St. George is based on ancient legends, which involve fearless knights saving imperiled maidens and villagers by slaying fearsome dragons. The tale, brought from eastern regions to Europe by Crusaders …

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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW: “THE BOYS NEXT DOOR”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened its fifth show of the season on March 6 with “The Boys Next Door,” a touching comedy-drama by playwright Tom Griffin. It will continue on stage through March 29, 2015. “,”  written in 1983 and originally titled “Damaged Hearts, Broken Flowers,” is a look at the world of intellectually disabled adults, through the eyes of four men who live together in group home in Boston, a simply furnished apartment, and the social worker who is assigned to care for them and help them find their way to main-stream living. As such, there is not a …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “A LESSON IN DYING”

Jacksonville Beach based  opened ’s  “” at 106 6th Ave N. The show will run through February 28 2015. Call 904-249-0289 for reservations. This play was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and opened Off-Broadway in 2000. Linney adapted Ernest Gaines 1993 award winning novel of the same name. It was also made into an HBO movie in l999 with  and . The play is set in l948, in the fictitious small town of Bayonne Louisiana. An African American man, Jefferson () has been accused of killing a white store owner.  Mr. Raickett gives a moving performance as the condemned …

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