2017 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 7-17, 2017; various times

Our 2017-2018 Season marks the fifth anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event! For audiences, it’s the opportunity to see staged readings of local authors’ plays here– first– before they hit the big time! For local playwrights, it’s the opportunity to see how your play works with real actors and real audiences so that you can tweak it before submitting it for consideration as a mainstage event.

In prior years, we’ve enjoyed

Outside Daughter by Ann Magaha
After the Drums by Chuck Lipsig
Sandwich by Violet Asmuth
Small Town Knights by Chuck Lipsig
The Shortcut by Kenneth Brown and Rachel Wayne
Rest in Pieces by LeRoy Clark
The Truth about Joshua by LeRoy Clark
Turning Tables by Esteban Alvarez
Touching Paradise by John Bollinger
The Case of the Missing Numbers & The Serpent’s Tooth by Shamrock McShane
Buffalo 8 by Shannon Singley
The Fox by Suellen and Nolan Carey
Same Old Song by Sloane Henry
The Mad Scientist and His Wonderful Children by Chuck Lipsig
Keith & the Eccentrics: Seeking Rose by Cat Van Adams
Bond by Aliza Einhorn
A Comedy of Armageddons by Chuck Lipsig
Dame daDA & the META Show by Nichole Hamilton
The Dead Lady on the Shelf (A trailer-park elegy) by Michael Presley Bobbitt
World Enough by Robert Hugh Brown

2014’s Small Town Knights by Chuck Lipsig, was revised, revamped and renamed to Hometown Knights, and appeared as a mainstage show in January of 2015.

2016’s The Dead Lady on the Shelf (A trailer-park elegy) was revised, revamped and renamed to Trailer Park Elegy, and appeared as a mainstage show in September of 2017.

This year’s lineup:

Thursday, December 7th @ 7PM
One-Act Stand:

Witches written & directed by Sheila Bishop
The Good Samaritan
by Peter Marino, Directed by Aleksandr Wilde
Under a Liar’s Moon
written & directed by Jane Arrowsmith Edwards

Friday, December 8th @ 8 PM
Boston Baked Bean by Shamrock McShane, directed by Michael McShane

Saturday, December 9th @ 6 PM
Sweet Prince written & directed by Cameron Pfahler

Saturday December 9th @ 8 PM
Princess Revenge written by Chuck Lipsig, directed by Norma Berger

Sunday December 10th @ 6 PM
Light Light written by Aliza Einhorn, directed by Anne Rupp

Sunday December 10th @ 8 PM
All’s Fair written by Sloane Henry, directed by Jennifer Hutton

Friday December 15th @ 8 PM
Trigger Valley Good Time Ranch written & directed by Robert Hugh Brown

Saturday December 16th @ 6 PM
Tesseract written & directed by Kennon Liston

Saturday December 16th @ 8 PM
How to Eat a Dead Cat by Antoinette Graham, directed by Dan Christophy

Sunday December 17th @ 2PM
Cedar Key written & directed by Michael Presley Bobbitt

Celebrate the closing of this year’s festival with us at our free soiree on Sunday, December 17th @ 4 PM!

Tickets for individual events are $5 each (One Act Stand is considered a single event). However, a single, solitary $15 all-access pass gets you in to ALL events (plus a nifty, laminated keepsake ticket!). Because we do not have assigned seating, we recommend you arrive 30 minutes before showtime to secure your seat.

To get your all-access pass use the button below– Two weekends, 12 Shows and and a lifetime of memories, all yours for less than $2/show. $5 tickets for individual shows available at the door.

2017 GHLPS All-Access Pass

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00 am - $15.00

More information on the event can be found on the event page.

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We are a general admission facility (no seat numbers, first-come, first-sat), so we do not take phone reservations. The only way to guarantee your seat is to purchase it; you will have the option to pay for your seats via credit card or PayPal once the reservation step is complete. Please note, we do not mail tickets; your tickets will be awaiting you at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. We can’t wait to see you!

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