Gulfshore Playhouse Donates More Than $3,000 In Show Tickets To Local Veterans

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premiere professional regional theatre, recently hosted 50 local veterans for a free showing of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "The Revolutionists," currently running through Feb. 3 The donated tickets are valued at $3,451.

For the past several years, Gulfshore Playhouse has made it a tradition to provide veterans with the opportunity to experience live, professional theatre in Naples through discounted and complimentary tickets.

"It's our way of saying thank you for the personal sacrifices they've made to keep us safe," said Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse. "We were honored to welcome our local heroes to the theatre and treat them for a fun night of laughter, music and comedy."

Gulfshore Playhouse also offers year-round discounts for all veterans and public safety workers. The Local Heroes program offers $10 off any ticket for veterans, EMS, police and fire protection and rescue service members for all shows throughout the season.

Discounted tickets are available for the current onstage production of "The Revolutionists," running through Feb. 3. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m.; matinees begin at 3 p.m. Tickets begin at $42; all tickets are $37 two hours before a performance. For purchase information, visit www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org 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 www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org or call 239-261-PLAY (7529).

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