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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: The Walls at 5 & Dime

The 5 & Dime, Jacksonville’s downtown theatre company, opened its first play of 2018 with “The Walls,” by Lisa Dillman. The production opened on February 16th and will remain on stage through March 4th. Playwright Dillman has written several plays; this is the first performed in Jacksonville. s staging is the second production of this play, which debuted in 2009 at Ms. Dillman’s homebase, the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago. The play’s title refers to the walls around people with mental illness; sometimes it’s possible to break down the walls, often it’s not. The play has two stories than run …

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The Walls, 5 & Dime Theatre Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Kate McManus and Kat McLeod Raspa

Beautiful Madness: “The Walls” Explores Mental Illness at 5 & Dime Theatre

The exploration of female insanity traces a dark path through times when women were often institutionalized for mental illness. Ribbons of tragedy and unimaginable suffering are entwined in their history, but there are also unexpected threads of hope woven into the individual stories. Playwright Lisa Dillman offers a fascinating portrayal of the elusive nature of madness and the resulting separation it can bring in The Walls, opening February 16th at . Directed by Bradley Akers, the production runs through March 4th. Centered around a group of women and their families in three different time periods, the play studies the exploration …

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quirky and whimsical “Almost, Maine”

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 …

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“TO THE SEA” Water Is Our Core

Players by the Sea & The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Review As a continuation of the celebration for the in Jacksonville, and The presented an original one-act play by Jacksonville Playwright entitled “” for one performance on October 21, 2015. A bit of background on how this project came to fruition is in order. , the Executive Director of Players by the Sea, after becoming aware of the local TV show “” and Mr. Alabisco’s love of water and swimming, arranged a discussion meeting. Players over the years has always been committed to bringing new works by local …

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TO THE SEA the Human Relationship with Water

  “Swimming is a constant in my life. It is the source of my energy. Being in the water. Swimming for miles. It’s my mediation and fuels of creativity. The fruit of which is nourished by water.” For , the water is not just a beautiful entity that represents spirituality or re-birth. It is his life- a place where he finds comfort, joy and a sense of belonging. Jim’s colorful oceanside photographs that surface on social media several times a week toast his adventures and passion with three words: “”. Alabiso has joyfully spent many years telling his stories in …

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