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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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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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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET-THE MUSICAL

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre presents a Christmas musical, “” on the Matuza Main Stage. While most Christmas shows close by December 24, this one, which opened on December 5, will play until January 5, 2015. If you have visitors in town for the holidays, it will be a good time to take a trip to St. Augustine, see the city’s famous display of downtown lighting, and see Limelight’s show. Call 904 825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The movie version of “34th Street” has been around since 1947 and can be seen on TV screens annually during December. The musical, …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Clybourne Park”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened one of the hottest plays now on stage in the USA with “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris. The play won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony for Best Play. Norris has based the framework of the story on “,” by . Hansberry’s 1959 classic was made into an 1961 movie. The play was revived in the Jacksonville area last year by Stage Aurora, and on Broadway with Denzel Washington. In Hansberry’s play, Lena Younger, a widowed African-American, purchases a home for her family in Clybourne Park, a white Chicago neighborhood. Karl …

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The Miss Firecracker Contest – theatre review

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened the month of March with a bang with its revival production of ‘s “.” Henley is best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning play, “,” a play written in 1978 that is still widely done by community theatres all over the country. Ms. Henley has written almost twenty plays, with the first six set in the South. She is also a successful screenwriter, and was the author of the film adaptations for the plays mentioned above. This show was done in the Jacksonville area in 1985 at River City Playhouse. The cast included , , …

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