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ABET, ELEEMOSYNARY, Photos by Caryl Butterley

‘Eleemosynary’ at All Beaches Theatre – Three Unique Women with Unconventional Life Stories

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The All Beaches Experimental Theatre is staging a play (March 17 – 31, 2019) with an unusual name which was written by Lee Blessing in 1985. “Eleemosynary” means “of or relating to charity” and is of special importance to the narrative, as that’s the word that Echo, the youngest of the characters, spells correctly to win the National Spelling Bee Competition. This thought-provoking script explores the vicissitudes of mother-daughter bonds among three generations of women. It is an intriguing study of the ties that bind mothers despite their strong personality differences. The action takes place on …

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Shakespeare’s ‘original Game of Thrones’ MACBETH

  When casting her adaptation of Macbeth, director issued a call to arms for ‘courageous, playful, versatile actors for ‘a pared down, jacked up version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play’. Siddons selected 10 accomplished actors to bring her reimagined version of the ‘original Game of Thrones’ to the stage. This showing of marks the company’s first staging of a Shakespeare production and is also the ABET stage debut of in the title role and as Lady Macbeth. Opening Friday, Macbeth is staged through Nov. 6 at ABET, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach (www.abettheatre.com, 249-7177). “The cast has a natural aptitude for …

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ON THE VERGE

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened “,” a provocative play by , in Atlantic Beach, Florida on May 6, 2016. The show will run through May 22. Visit abettheatre.com or call (904) 249-7177 for additional information and reservations. The Dual Critics invite you to take a trip with ABET. You only need a ticket to see the play and an adventurous spirit to trek with three Victorian-era American ladies for two hours while visiting the fictional mysterious and unexplored land of Terra Incognita. The three explorers Mary (), Fanny (), and Alexandra (), …

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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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Theatre review: A PICASSO

The , opened the first play of the 2014-2015 season with’s “A Picasso.” The show will run through October 26, 2014 at the theatre’s new downtown location, The 5 & Dime Warehouse, located at 648-B East Union Street, in Jacksonville, Florida. ” Although World War II ended almost seventy years ago, it remains a constant source of stories for authors, filmmakers, and playwrights. The Nazi era has been portrayed in many notable musicals, including “,” “,” and “.” On television “” was a big hit, and remains in circulation on cable. “A Picasso” debuted in Philadelphia in 2003, and made …

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