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2019-2020 Season

2019-2020 Season

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s
2019-2020 (39th) Season


September 12 – October 6, 2019

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

Jekyll & Hyde

Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Dan Christophy

Auditions: July 21 & 22, 2019

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping musical tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating good from evil in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London.


October 24 – November 10, 2019

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

Florida Man

Written and Directed by Michael Presley Bobbitt

Auditions: September 15 & 16, 2019

A Florida Man, wracked with guilt, digs up his dead father to give him the proper Viking funeral he always wanted. Inhabiting the world of the Florida Man headlines that have consumed the nation’s attention, this dark comedy by Michael Presley Bobbitt is a complement to his recent hit Sunset Village, set against the backdrop of the wild and rowdy folklore of the Sunshine State.

Thursday Performances Added!


December 5 – 15, 2019

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

Exit Santa

By Robert Hugh Brown
Directed by Anne Rupp Polo and Laura Jackson

Auditions: October 27 & 28, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa has abandoned Mrs. Claus and the North Pole for a Florida condo and his mistress. But all is not as it appears in this madcap adult comedy that lampoons familiar stories even as it affirms the holiday spirit in us all.


January 3 – 5, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

A Film By Craven Frankel

Written and Directed by Michael Glover

A father and daughter in a horror-movie-obsessed family learn to live without the mother in the months following her death. The mother learns to live with being dead. This poignant and funny play was a standout at our 2018 Gainesville Homegrown Playwright’s Showcase.


January 17 – February 2, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

I Love You Because

Book and Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham
Music by Joshua Salzman
Directed by Kaitie Graves

Auditions: November 24 & 25, 2019

A musical retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in modern-day New York City. He’s a greeting card writer jilted by another, she’s a flighty photographer, and they are all wrong for each other. This feel-good romantic comedy celebrates an unlikely love that flourishes because of differences, not in spite of them.


February 28 – March 15, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Two Trains Running

By August Wilson
Directed by Carol Velasques Richardson

Auditions: January 19 & 20, 2020

This award-winning August Wilson play is set in a soul-food restaurant during the civil rights movement of 1960s Pittsburgh. Two Trains Running examines the stark realities of the American Dream from a number of compelling perspectives.


April 3 – 19, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Andrea Young

Auditions: February 16 & 17, 2020

A trivial comedy for serious people, this Oscar Wilde classic features protagonists that maintain fictitious personas to escape their social obligations. Satirizing the carelessness with which people treat serious institutions like marriage, this subversive story will appeal to a wide range of malcontents and ne’er-do-wells.


May 6 – 10, 2020

Various Times

Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

The festival that launched the Acrosstown hits Refinery and Trailer Park Elegy, this week-long showcase of new works from Gainesville-based playwrights is entering its 7th year of cultivating the next wave of new dramatists in the swamp.


May 29 – June 14, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Proof

By David Auburn
Directed by Thomas Puketza

Auditions: April 12 & 13, 2020

The daughter of a recently-deceased professor struggles with mathematical genius and mental illness. Can she prove a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers was written by her late father, and can she overcome her own fear of following in the footsteps of his brilliance and madness?


July 9 – August 2, 2020

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrea Young and Mariette Gallor

Auditions: May 17 & 18, 2020

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural converge in this Shakespearean classic set in the woods on a moonlit night. A lover’s quarrel between a king and his wife pulls everyone into the maelstrom of fairy mischief, secret potions, and trickery.