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The Hottest Play In America – “VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Do you want to see the hottest play in America these days? Then plan a trip to Jacksonville Beach to during the run of “” to see a comedy filled with laughs that is sure to please. It opened on April 10, 2015 and will be on stage at 106 North Sixth Street through April 25. Call 249-0289 for reservations or visit playersbythesea.org. Why is this play so popular? It was written by , known for off-kilter comedy since his college days, who shows that at age sixty-six his wit and play-writing skills remain …

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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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 made its debut Saturday November 1, 2014 on the main stage of  with performances at 8:00 and 10:30 pm. The Dual Critics attended the first show which had nearly a full house; an excellent crowd considering Jacksonville was under the spell of the Florida-Georgia game which takes over the city once a year. As critics, we rarely go to comedy clubs, as we are usually seeing on-stage plays throughout North Florida. We were attracted to this show when we saw that the performers involved were local actors whom we have seen in many performances in different venues. We did not …

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