Gulfshore Playhouse is preparing their 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.
"I am heartened and humbled by the way that the community has embraced Gulfshore Playhouse. We have always stayed true to our mission of providing the highest quality professional theatre and unique educational opportunities at affordable prices, and it is clear from our growth that our residents and visitors appreciate it," states Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director.
Opening the Gulfshore Playhouse 2012-2013 mainstage season is "Reza in Rep," two Tony-Award winning productions in repertory: Art and God of Carnage both by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. "Reza in Rep" is playing October 20 through November 18, 2012, with preview performances October 16 through 19. There will be two pay-what-you-can preview performances October 16 and 17, with half of the proceeds going to two local charities, The United Arts Council of Collier County and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.
Within this repertory framework, both 'Art' and God of Carnage will be playing simultaneously, with one production one day and the other the next day, giving patrons the opportunity to see two Tony Award-winning plays in one week or participate in Marathon Madness Saturdays to see both Art and God of Carnage on the same day! "Reza in Rep" is sponsored by Patty &Jay Baker.
"Reza in Rep" is launching our partnership with the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts with two great deals for patrons! With a ticket stub from 'Art', patrons will receive two tickets for the price of one at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Likewise, with a ticket stub from the art museum, patrons will receive 10% off their ticket to 'Art'.
'Art': Have you ever argued with a friend who had a different worldview? Was the dispute over something important, something about which you were so passionate that you were willing to stake your friendship on it, like religion, politics, money… or art? Don't miss 'Art', a hilarious and acerbic comedy that examines the meaning of art, friendship, peer pressure and the ultimate value of those you love. Kristen Coury will direct.
God of Carnage, the Internationally-acclaimed comedy, brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents after a playground altercation between their eleven-year old boys. Though the meeting to resolve the matter begins with polite pleasantries, it quickly descends into primal madness as tempers flare, loyalties shift and the parents devolve into children. Don't miss this comedy of manners (without the manners!) that both strikes a chord and hits a funny bone all in one fell swoop! Cody Nickell, Artistic Associate, will direct.