Tag Archives: Preston Pittman

“Stalking Ottis Toole: A Southern Gothic”

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE OF JACKSONVILLE THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The presented the world premier of “” on April 6, 2017, for a run through April 9 in the Studio Theatre at the on FSCJ’s south campus. The play was written by FSCJ English professor , and is based on his book of the same name, which was published in 2013. Gilmore is the author of 14 books, most with a Southern setting. For most theatre goers in the full-house audience on opening night, Ottis Toole would have been an unfamiliar name. Playwright …

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“LOVE/SICK” – compressed but complex – with convincing characterizations

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT DramaWorks Review by the Dual Critics, Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom at the presented the North Florida premier of “” as a main stage production during November 3 – 6, 2016. The playwright, , may not be known to you by name, but many theatre goers will be familiar with “Almost Maine,” his most successful play, which was written in 2004.  The play was the most popular play in the country in 2010, overtaking the decades-long popularity of productions of the works of William Shakespeare. “Almost Maine” has played at just about every community …

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powerful and creative: ‘THE WHALE’

  The opened Samuel ’s overwhelming play “The Whale” on November 13, 2015. Performances are staged at , located in Jacksonville, Florida in the Riverside neighborhood, and will continue through November 22, 2015. Tickets are available on-line or at the door; for additional information and reservations visit www.the5anddime.org. “” has a provocative script with powerful and creative performances in all five roles.  The play is set in present time in a seedy low-rent apartment occupied by Charlie, an intelligent guy with a master’s degree who teaches writing to students over the internet. Charlie never leaves home; he wouldn’t even be …

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THE SECRET AFFAIRS OF MILDRED WILD

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts opened a zany comedy by the late Pulitzer Prize winning author  on September 25, 2014. The play will continue with productions on October 2 – 4 at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre on the school’s Southside campus.“” debuted on Broadway in 1972, some 42 years ago. While it lasted only briefly in the Big Apple, it has been a surprisingly successful play, especially popular with high schools and colleges, and is still done frequently throughout the country. When viewing this play, it pays to remember that playwright Zindel’s unique body of work …

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