PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beaches’ opened a three-week run of John Cariani’s quirky and whimsical play “Almost, Maine” in its Studio Theatre on March 11, 2016. “” was a play that almost wasn’t at all successful. It opened Off-Broadway in 2006, and had a brief run. A very brief run; it closed a month later after poor ticket sales. But after this unpromising beginning, other theatres discovered that the script, filled with both funny and tender romantic moments, has many desirable features. Set requirements are minimal, and casting is expansible; roles …Read More »
“CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS” A lot of fun!
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] This past week opened the Florida premier of “,” by noted playwright . His work includes “Time Stands Still,” and “Dinner With Friends,” for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Margulies was commissioned by Gil Cates, the late owner of the Geffen Theatre, to write “Coney Island Christmas, a one-act play adapted from “The Loudest Voice,” a short story by Grace Paley. ABET’S delightful version opened on December 4, 2015 and will run through December 20. Call 229-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for additional information and tickets. The …Read More »
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 …Read More »
ABET “Twas The Night Before Christmas” Review
ABET opened its final show of 2014 with a very family-friendly Christmas play on stage at 716 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on-stage through December 21, 2014. Call 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for reservations. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10 for children under 18. Before we tell you about this delightful yuletide treat, let us say that a good reason for going to see it is because it was written by Ken Ludwig, one of the most popular playwrights in the North Florida area. How many of his locally produced plays have you seen? The list includes “,” “,” …Read More »