Tag Archives: Rich Pintello

TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN by Tennessee Williams_Christopher Watson, Photo by Caryl Butterly, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Actors Collective, ABET

New Theatre Group, Actors Collective, Partners with All Beaches Experimental Theatre for a Unique Experience

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  The has joined in partnership with Actors Collective, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, to present a unique theatre experience during June 29 – July 7, 2019. The full name of the production is One by Tenn Plus Eight: Short Stories for the Stage, and brings multiple theatrical stories to life. Actors Collective (www.ActorsCollective.com) was founded by , who directed the show. Of note, she spent over twenty years immersed in New York’s theatre scene in roles that included producer, director, and actor. She returned to Jacksonville several years ago and has directed a number of …

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I Hate Hamlet, Theatre Jacksonville, Photo by Maya Adkins

‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Theatre Jacksonville: Two Hours of Fast-Paced Comedy

A DUAL CRITICS THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened I Hate Hamlet on April 19th, 2019. This classic comedy by Paul Rudnick runs through Sunday, May 6th. is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. I Hate Hamlet, which opened on Broadway in 1991, is a captivating comedy and a popular choice for community stages. The story provides a look at the struggles of contemporary thespians encountering the challenges of portraying Shakespeare’s revered works. TJ’s production has an outstanding cast of talented actors, which includes both veterans of Jacksonville …

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Phase Eight Theatre Company, MASS, MOCA Jacksonville

Phase Eight Theatre Company Brings Thought-Provoking Performance to MOCA Jacksonville

A Dual Critics Review The Museum of Contemporary Art of Jacksonville (MOCA) hosted the world premier performance of Jacksonville playwright ’s provocative MASS on December 15, 2018 at 233 North Laura Street in . The production will be on stage for two performances, on Sunday, December 15 at 1 pm and Friday, December 27 at 7 pm. For additional information and tickets, see their website. The title does not refer to the formal worship service of Catholicism. Rather, it’s a reference to pandemic mass shootings throughout our county. During 1949 – 2018, Americans have experienced 40 or more mass shootings …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: 'Arsenic and Old Lace' at Theatre Jacksonville

DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Theatre Jacksonville

Theatre Jacksonville began the 2018-19 season with the staging of Joseph Kesselring’s “” as the selection for its annual Classic in San Marco series (September 14 —30, 2018). Good reviews followed the play’s debut in 1941 and it has remained popular. It is one of the best dark comedies of all time; a comedy filled with hilarious frenzied activity, and the funniest play we have seen this year. As we waited for the opening scene, we were impressed by the interior of the Brooklyn mansion created by Tim Watson, the theatre’s Scenic, Lighting and Technical Director. The setting, which portrays …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Mamma Mia! at Theatre Jacksonville

The phenomenal musical “Mamma Mia!” danced its way onto Theatre Jacksonville’s stage on Friday, June 8th, 2018, where it will remain until the final performance — a matinee — on Sunday, June 24th. Call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com for reservations. The production is being sponsored by Industry West, a home furnishings company featuring modern design, with a newly opened store in San Marco Square. We describe “” as phenomenal for three reasons. First, the production is a jukebox musical which debuted in 1999 and was built around the songs of ABBA, a Swedish pop group which was immensely popular in …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Phase Eight Theatre Company Keeps You Laughing with Noises Off

The Phase Eight Theater opened “Noises Off,” Michael Frayn’s 1982 play, on April 6th, 2018. The comedy, which runs through April 15th, is being staged at WJCT’s broadcasting facility in . “Noises Off” is about a second-rate company of American actors who are staging “Nothing On,” a touring British sex farce. Mercifully, they don’t even attempt British accents. It is the funniest show we have seen this year and we bet it will be the most hilarious show you will see this year. The play is structured as a play within a play. Act One begins late at night, during …

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: Shakespeare’s Sound Stage Comedy

PHASE: EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Phase:Eight Theatre completed its first season of production with ’s comedy “” on December 14-16 at in Jacksonville Florida. This has been a great first year for , Founder/Artistic Director of . They performed an excellent revival of Arthur Miller’ s “All of My Sons”, three world premiere’s with “On Purpose”, “MLK Blvd”, and “ Live Girls”, and the cutting edge “Jesus Hopped the A Train. Shakespeare wrote thirty seven plays with his comedies being among the most popular. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of the first he wrote and is not among the …

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Phase Eight Theatre Company Review: JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s newest theatre company, Phase Eight Theatre Company, launched its first season in January, 2017. The company staged “Jesus Hopped the “A” Train,” the fifth show of the season, during September 28 — October l at a studio in ’s broadcasting facility in . ‘s latest play is contemporary, relevant, and thought-provoking. This play, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, debuted at the New York 2000 Fringe Festival. Guirgis has authored ten plays; “Between Riverside and Crazy” won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Several of his plays were originally directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman (1967 — 2014), a well-known …

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Best Little Laugh House: “LIVE GIRLS” at Phase Eight, Jacksonville’s Newest Theatre Company

A PHASE EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW Phase Eight, Jacksonville’s newest theatre company, launched its inaugural season in January, 2017, and presented “Live Girls” as an end of summer show during August 10 – 13 at a studio in the Broadcasting facility in downtown Jacksonville. We were among those in the full house first night audience for the exclusive world premier of the work of playwright . He is a graduate of , with an MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting, and now makes his home in Jacksonville. The production of is set in a brothel in an unnamed southern city, and …

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Orange Park Community Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Loyal patrons of were surprised this season by a first for the theatre, which has a forty-eight year history: the staging of a play by the great Southern writer . “” opened March 25, 2017 and will run through April 9 at 2900 Moody Avenue. Call 904-276-2599 or visit opct.info for reservations. “Menagerie” is a memory play narrated by a man looking back on his young adulthood in St. Louis in the late 1930s. Times were tough as jobs were scarce. Unmarried women without relatives …

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