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Gulfshore Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Season Tickets And Subscriptions On Sale Now

Gulfshore Playhouse is celebrating its 15th Season with legendary heroes, quarreling lovers, award-winning timeless classics and fresh new productions. The 2019-20 Season has just been announced and includes:

Presenting Bedlam's "Saint Joan," Oct. 19 to Nov. 3: From the critically-acclaimed New York-based theater company comes an artful, and searingly bold and humorous adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's tale of Joan of Arc. Recognized in "Time" magazine and "New York Times'" top critic picks, this intimate stripped-down production captures the epic story of the martyred heroine in her unforgettable quest to restore France to greatness.

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play," Nov. 16 to Dec. 29: Adapted by Joe Landry, this heartwarming American classic presented as a 1940's radio show retells the story of Bedford Falls and the Bailey Family. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

"Our Funny Family Dramedy," Jan. 11 to Feb. 2: To be announced May 2019, this runaway hit has been dubbed one of the hottest new plays and "a true breath of comic fresh air" by "DC Theatre Scene." Gardens and cultures clash in this lively and frothy production about one of life's most serious subjects: DIRT. Friendly neighbors become unreasonable enemies who involve themselves in a variety of backyard antics in this comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

"The Lady Demands Satisfaction," Feb. 15 to March 15: Mayhem and chaos quickly arise in this hilarious, swashbuckling comedy by Arthur M. Jolly. Set in the mid-1700's, masterful swordsplay and mistaken identities collide with conniving suitors, and young maidens to bring to life this action-packed fun production.

"The Lion in Winter," March 28 to April 19: Set during Christmas in 1183, King Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine are embroiled in a wickedly amusing battle over which son will inherit the crown. It's a high-stakes political game of chess, and the future of England hangs in the balance. This Tony Award-winning production by James Goldman went on to become an instant classic and an Academy Award winning film starring Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.

"The Niceties," May 2 to 17: When Zoe is called into her history professor's office to discuss a paper about the American Revolution, a civil conversation transforms into an urgent and personal debate. As the conflict intensifies, both women quickly pass the point of no return and must face the consequences. Hailed as "bristling and provocative" by The New York Times, this explosive drama by Eleanor Burgess forces an examination on the ways society judges, debates, and condemns.

Gulfshore Playhouse's Education program has also announced the summer production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Les Miserables" directed by Broadway veteran Becky Timms of the original production of "Cats." Part of the Teen Conservatory program - a by-audition only intensive musical theatre conservatory - students ages 13-18 will experience firsthand pre-professional training in acting, voice and movement, and the opportunity to take master classes and work with world-class professional actors. Auditions will take place Sunday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Norris Center. To register for an audition, contact Hester Kamin at 239-261-7529, ext. 207.

The Teen Conservatory performances of "LES MISERABLES" will take place Aug. 1-4 and 6-10 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 2, 4 and 9 at 2 p.m.

"We are excited to present a bold season showcasing Tony Award-winning productions, critically acclaimed actors, many straight from New York, and a world-class creative team," said Gulfshore Playhouse's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury. "Coupled with hilarious, timeless classics and new, thought-provoking plays, this season will captivate audiences who are looking for a taste of New York right in their backyard."

Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale for the 2019-20 season. New this year, Gulfshore Playhouse has introduced a monthly membership option that provides patrons with the flexibility of paying monthly for a subscription. Prices start as low as $16 per month for a three-show subscription package. Subscription benefits include priority seating, invitations to exclusive events, exchanges ups to 24 hours before a show and discounted pricing. Regular ticket pricing and single tickets start at $37.

For purchase information, visit or contact 866-811-4111.

Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theater to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. The Playhouse's work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theater to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in its audiences an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which Gulfshore Playhouse treats its artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.

This focus is also at the core of its newest endeavor - the creation of a cultural landmark facility in downtown Naples. Plans are currently underway for the new Gulfshore Playhouse Theater and Education Center at Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South, which will include two theaters and an education wing to support programming for children, adults, and families.

For more information about Gulfshore Playhouse, visit or call 239-261-PLAY (7529).

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