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2018-2019 Season

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s
2018-2019 (38th) Season


Sep 7-23, 2018

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Sunset Village

By Michael Presley Bobbitt
Directed by Tom Miller 

In Florida’s most notorious retirement community, a recent widow is pulled into a senior citizen Neverland where venereal disease rates are the highest in the nation, and sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll will never die. Sunset Village is fresh from its Off-Broadway run in New York City and making its regional premier at the Acrosstown!


Oct 26-Nov 18, 2018

Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Into the Woods

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
Directed by Kaitie Graves

Auditions: by invitation only

In Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, several fractured fairy tales intersect and go off the rails. Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel collide with a witch and a childless baker in the dark woods as a vengeful giant tears apart the kingdom.

Thursday performances added!


Dec 5-9, 2018

Various Times

Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

The Acrosstown’s 6th annual staged-reading series features brand-new plays from local playwrights. Standouts from previous years have gone on to full mainstage productions and widespread critical acclaim.


Feb 1-17, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

In Splendid Error

By William B Branch
Directed by Carol Velasques-Richardson

Auditions: Dec 2 & 3, 2018

This historical drama examines the friendship between the statesman Frederick Douglas and noted abolitionist John Brown, as Brown contemplates his now infamous raid on Harper’s Ferry. An intimate portrait of men at the crossroads of history, this play delves into the small decisions that sometimes change the world.


Mar 15-31, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Bloody Poetry

By Howard Brenton
Directed by Jessica Jenkins

Auditions: Jan 6 & 7, 2019

An elegiac and fiery play about poetry and failed utopias, Bloody Poetry follows Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, and their lovers Mary Shelley and Claire Clairemont, into exile. Set on the night the famous story of Frankenstein was conceived, this lyrical play is a portrait of collapsing ideals in the face of human failing.


Apr 26-May 12, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Nether

By Jennifer Haley
Directed by Jennifer Hutton

Auditions: Feb 24 & 25, 2019

In the near future, the Internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms where users may assume any identity and indulge any desire. A particularly dark corner of this realm leads a detective to interrogate its creator. The ethical issues raised by this encounter resonate beyond The Nether and into the real world.


Jun 7-23, 2019

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

You Have The Right to Remain Dead

By Pat Cook
Directed by Aleksandr Wilde

Auditions: Apr 7 & 8, 2019

An audience participation murder mystery turns comically tense when it’s revealed an actual murder has taken place in the cast! Now, not only are you questioning the cast, but they are questioning you! Everyone is a suspect. This mystery-comedy will have audiences guessing until the last clue is dropped and the last ham overacts.


Jul 19-Aug 11, 2019

Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Summer Shakes
The Beggar’s Opera

By John Gay
Directed by Carolyne Salt

Auditions: May 5 & 6, 2019

This bawdy Augustan comedy is the first “musical” as we understand the genre, and was the inspiration for The Threepenny Opera. Get ready to laugh, sing and have a wonderfully naughty time with the likes of Polly Peachum, MacHeath, Jenny Diver, Suky Tawdry and a host of other ne’er-do-wells!

Thursday performances added!