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Gulfshore Playhouse To Present Tennessee Williams' Classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Beau Higgins - Mar 30, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a weak and disturbed woman on a desperate prowl for some place in the world to call her own. After losing their ancestral home, Belle Reve, Blanche shows up at the doorstep of her sister, Stella, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Putting on airs of refinement and Southern gentility, Blanche tries to impress her brother-in-law, and his gentle, good-natured friend, Mitch. Seeking to escape from reality, and an emblem of a lost traditional South, Blanche becomes a victim of the harsh present. Marlon Brando starred in the Broadway production and the 4-time Academy Award-winning film adaptation. This will mark the 65th Anniversary of this enduring Tennessee Williams classic. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse To Present Tennessee Williams' Classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Beau Higgins - Mar 23, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a weak and disturbed woman on a desperate prowl for some place in the world to call her own. After losing their ancestral home, Belle Reve, Blanche shows up at the doorstep of her sister, Stella, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Putting on airs of refinement and Southern gentility, Blanche tries to impress her brother-in-law, and his gentle, good-natured friend, Mitch. Seeking to escape from reality, and an emblem of a lost traditional South, Blanche becomes a victim of the harsh present. Marlon Brando starred in the Broadway production and the 4-time Academy Award-winning film adaptation. This will mark the 65th Anniversary of this enduring Tennessee Williams classic. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present Ken Ludwig’s THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by Beau Higgins - Mar 07, 2012

Ken Ludwig is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose many hits on Broadway, in London's West End and throughout the world have made his name synonymous with modern comedy. He has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End, and he has won the Laurence Olivier Award, England's highest theatre honor, as well as three Tony Award nominations and two Helen Hayes Awards. His work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been performed in thirty countries in over twenty languages. Ken Ludwig is also the author of the popular Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present Ken Ludwig’s THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by Beau Higgins - Feb 25, 2012

Ken Ludwig is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose many hits on Broadway, in London's West End and throughout the world have made his name synonymous with modern comedy. He has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End, and he has won the Laurence Olivier Award, England's highest theatre honor, as well as three Tony Award nominations and two Helen Hayes Awards. His work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been performed in thirty countries in over twenty languages. Ken Ludwig is also the author of the popular Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present Ken Ludwig’s THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by Beau Higgins - Feb 17, 2012

Ken Ludwig is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose many hits on Broadway, in London's West End and throughout the world have made his name synonymous with modern comedy. He has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End, and he has won the Laurence Olivier Award, England's highest theatre honor, as well as three Tony Award nominations and two Helen Hayes Awards. His work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been performed in thirty countries in over twenty languages. Ken Ludwig is also the author of the popular Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces their Scintillating Seventh Season
by Beau Higgins - Jan 24, 2012

Gulfshore Playhouse is preparing their Scintillating Seventh season with a variety of diverse productions, presentation formats, and venues. Naples' first and finest professional theatre company is growing to six Mainstage productions this year, running from October through April. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse To Present David Mamet's Drama RACE
by Beau Higgins - Jan 22, 2012

David Mamet is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, known for his own distinct style of dialogue aptly referred to as "Mamet speak". Mamet also directed the Broadway production of Race, which premiered December 2009 starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, and Richard Thomas. Gulfshore Playhouse first hit the Naples scene with a production of David Mamet's Oleanna in 2006. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse To Present David Mamet's Drama RACE
by Beau Higgins - Jan 11, 2012

David Mamet is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, known for his own distinct style of dialogue aptly referred to as "Mamet speak". Mamet also directed the Broadway production of Race, which premiered December 2009 starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, and Richard Thomas. Gulfshore Playhouse first hit the Naples scene with a production of David Mamet's Oleanna in 2006. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Performs Exclusive Reading Of New Play SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
by Beau Higgins - Nov 14, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse will perform an exclusive reading of 'Significant Others' by Jason Odell Williams November 14 at Café Lurcat. This is a new twist on the 'reading' idea. Café Lurcat will be serving a specially-designed three-course meal with 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00pm seating times. The reading will start at 7:30 p.m. while patrons relax with their dessert or a glass of wine. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE At Gulfshore Playhouse $5 Student Tix On November 5th
by Beau Higgins - Nov 05, 2011

Handle with Care is the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl who is dragged by her grandmother on a road trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard, and an ill-equipped translator who is not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didn't even know she was looking for: her destiny. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Performs Exclusive Reading Of New Play SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
by Beau Higgins - Nov 04, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse will perform an exclusive reading of 'Significant Others' by Jason Odell Williams November 14 at Café Lurcat. This is a new twist on the 'reading' idea. Café Lurcat will be serving a specially-designed three-course meal with 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00pm seating times. The reading will start at 7:30 p.m. while patrons relax with their dessert or a glass of wine. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE At Gulfshore Playhouse $5 Student Tix On November 5th
by Beau Higgins - Oct 14, 2011

Handle with Care is the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl who is dragged by her grandmother on a road trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard, and an ill-equipped translator who is not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didn't even know she was looking for: her destiny. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE - Southeastern Premiere Kicks Off Gulfshore Playhouse Season
by Beau Higgins - Oct 13, 2011

Playwright Jason Odell Williams will be in residence at the Playhouse throughout the rehearsal and performance process. Two special 'Playwright Talk-backs' will take place after the 8 p.m. performance on November 10th and after the 3pm matinee performances on Sunday, November 13th and 20th. In the 2010-2011 season, three of Jason's plays were produced in New York. He began writing plays in 2007, and since then his work has been developed at Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Jersey Rep, The Bleecker Street Theatre, The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rep Stage and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE - Southeastern Premiere Kicks Off Gulfshore Playhouse Season
by Beau Higgins - Oct 11, 2011

Playwright Jason Odell Williams will be in residence at the Playhouse throughout the rehearsal and performance process. Two special 'Playwright Talk-backs' will take place after the 8 p.m. performance on November 10th and after the 3pm matinee performances on Sunday, November 13th and 20th. In the 2010-2011 season, three of Jason's plays were produced in New York. He began writing plays in 2007, and since then his work has been developed at Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Jersey Rep, The Bleecker Street Theatre, The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rep Stage and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE - Southeastern Premiere Kicks Off Gulfshore Playhouse Season
by Beau Higgins - Oct 04, 2011

Playwright Jason Odell Williams will be in residence at the Playhouse throughout the rehearsal and performance process. Two special 'Playwright Talk-backs' will take place after the 8 p.m. performance on November 10th and after the 3pm matinee performances on Sunday, November 13th and 20th. In the 2010-2011 season, three of Jason's plays were produced in New York. He began writing plays in 2007, and since then his work has been developed at Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Jersey Rep, The Bleecker Street Theatre, The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rep Stage and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. (more...)

Christine Pedi's GREAT DAMES CABARET Presented By Gulfshore Playhouse & Norris Center
by Beau Higgins - Apr 27, 2011

Long time Forbidden Broadway Diva Christine Pedi sings songs about and made famous by the great ladies of the stage, screen and beyond. With comic flair & warm appreciation, she conjures up Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews and more as well as classic tunes first popularized by many a great dame (real or imagined). Christine Pedi's Great Dames has won the 2008 New York NightLife Award, Backstage Bistro Award, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs nomination and 'Top Ten Memorable Theatre Moments of the Year' on BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Christine Pedi's GREAT DAMES CABARET Presented By Gulfshore Playhouse & Norris Center
by Beau Higgins - Apr 15, 2011

Long time Forbidden Broadway Diva Christine Pedi sings songs about and made famous by the great ladies of the stage, screen and beyond. With comic flair & warm appreciation, she conjures up Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews and more as well as classic tunes first popularized by many a great dame (real or imagined). Christine Pedi's Great Dames has won the 2008 New York NightLife Award, Backstage Bistro Award, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs nomination and 'Top Ten Memorable Theatre Moments of the Year' on BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Apr 08, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces Its Sensational Sixth Season
by Beau Higgins - Apr 06, 2011

The fourth and final Gulfshore Playhouse show of the 2011- 2012 season is the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire, playing April 6 through 27, with a preview performance April 5. 2012 will mark the 65th Anniversary of this enduring classic. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a weak and disturbed woman on a desperate prowl for some place in the world to call her own. After losing their ancestral home, Belle Reve, Blanche shows up at the doorstep of her sister, Stella, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Putting on airs of refinement and Southern gentility, Blanche tries to impress her brother-in-law, and his gentle, good-natured friend, Mitch. Seeking to escape from reality, and an emblem of a lost traditional South, Blanche becomes a victim of the harsh present. Marlon Brando starred in the Broadway production and the 4-time Academy Award-winning film adaptation. (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Mar 28, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

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