SOMETHING INTANGIBLE, THE GOD GAME, ALL MY SONS and More Set for Gulfshore Playhouse's 2013-2014 Season
Gulfshore Playhouse is preparing their 2013-2014 season with five diverse productions, running from November to April.
"I am proud to uphold our mission to provide a wonderful spectrum of great plays from brand new works to time-tested classics with supremely talented actors and at affordable prices," states Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director.
Opening the Gulfshore Playhouse 2013-2014 mainstage season is Something Intangible by Bruce Graham, playing November 1 - 24, with a pay-what-you-can preview performance on October 29 and a $25 preview performance on October 30. Set among the glitz and glamour of 1940's Hollywood, this lush new award-winning drama goes inside the movie studio and inside the lives of two brothers. One is the creative genius responsible for bringing the first animated feature film to the screen and the other is his loyal brother, who struggles to keep the money coming in to fund the next big dream, a feature length animated film set to classical music that will ultimately change the film industry forever. With deft wit and endearing humanity, Something Intangible explores the ties that bind, artistic inspiration, and that intangible something that can elevate the mundane to the sublime.
In December, bring the whole family for Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula. This heartfelt reimagining of Dickens' classic tale of redemption invites you into the heroic behind-the-scenes efforts of Jacob Marley as he attempts to save Scrooge's soul, and in the process, his own. Celebrate your holidays with us with this funny and deeply moving story, told with daring theatricality and warmth by Artistic Associate Cody Nickell who plays all 18 roles. Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol will play December 6 through 22, with a $25 preview performance on December 5.
Starting the Spring 2014 portion of the season will be the World Premiere drama The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer in association with Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York and will play January 17 through February 9, 2014 with a $25 preview performance on January 16. Tom is a Virginia Senator and a rising star in the Republican Party. He's asked to join the ticket as the Vice-Presidential candidate. The only catch: he needs to sound "more Christian" on the campaign trail. Will he sacrifice his firmly held belief that faith and religion are private matters or give up an opportunity to govern the most influential country in the world? Privacy, politics, and public personas take center stage in this World Premiere Drama by a hot new American playwright. Kristen Coury will direct. The play will then travel up to be presented at Capital Repertory in May of 2014.
From the playwright who brought us The Fox on the Fairway, Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot will be on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage February 21 through March 16, 2014 with a $25 preview performance on February 20. This brand new hilarious play from one of the masters of comedy brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to our stage. Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final bow.
The final production of the 2013-2014 season with be the Arthur Miller drama All My Sons. This electrifying American classic focuses on two families in the aftermath of World War II. In a quiet Ohio neighborhood, a marriage proposal unlocks secrets and threatens to shatter the American dream. Arthur Miller won the first Tony Award ever given to a playwright for this timeless, powerful and thought-provoking play about money, morals and the legacy you leave behind. All My Sons will be presented March 28 through April 19, 2014 with a $25 preview performance on March 27.
Gulfshore Playhouse will also present their Ninth Annual Golf Tournament, held on November 11, 2013 at The Colony Golf and Bay Club. Bring your nine-irons and putters for a day out on the range and an evening of fun, fellowship and auction items. All proceeds will benefit the Gulfshore Playhouse Annual Campaign.
Our special 10th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser celebration will honor Gulfshore Playhouse Board Chairman Bob Harden and will be on February 27, 2014. More details to come.
Gulfshore Playhouse is Naples' first and finest professional theatre company offering a variety of stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining productions from important classics to Broadway hits and innovative new works. Our shows are conceived and created in-house using a team of professional designers and technicians as well as Equity actors with credits ranging from Broadway shows to film and television.
The Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre Education Project serves Southwest Florida through a wide variety of unique educational opportunities. Our programming provides people from our diverse community accessibility to the art of theatre. Program offerings range from ART SMART, our in-school residencies which teach content curriculum through the lively art of theatre during the school day, to the STAR (Student Theatre Artist in Residence) after-school theatre classes and Theatre Summer Camps. We offer a variety of educational opportunities for adults, from rigorous internship programs to classes taught by professional actors and members of the Gulfshore Playhouse creative team, and our newly unveiled Synergy Series, a series of panel discussions and talk-backs relating to our Mainstage productions.
All shows are presented at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions by calling the Gulfshore Playhouse administrative office at (239) 261-7529 until February 15th, when subscriptions are open to the public. Early bird subscriptions are available until March 1st when single tickets go on sale. Subscriptions can be purchased by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111 or visiting our website at www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. For more information, call 239-261-PLAY (7529).