December 3-15, 2021
Gruesome Playground Injuries
By Rajiv Joseph
It’s not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional love story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show. (From StageAgent)
Gruesome Playground Injuries arrives Friday, December 3, and runs until Sunday, December 19; showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM, at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater (619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601, in the historic Baird Center across from Heartwood Soundstage and next door to Akira Wood).
There is a $5 “sneak preview” performance on Thursday, December 2 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available online or at the door.
Tickets are $20 for the general public with a $5 discount for seniors (55+), students, teachers, first responders, veterans and active military, and may be purchased below. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.