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2016 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 8-11, 2016; various times Our 2016-2017 Season marks the fourth 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 … Read more

Commander in the Press: Preview Roundup!

The Florida premiere of Commander by Mario Correa, a dramedy exploring the run for the first openly gay presidential candidate, got some good press in Gainesville before its opening last Friday! Here’s what you may have missed: Gainesville Downtown: ‘Commander’ Just the Ticket This Political Season The Gainesville Sun Scene Magazine: http://www.gainesville.com/entertainment/20161013/commander-asks-timely-question-in-election-year You have two … Read more

2016 | 10 Commander

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the Florida premiere production of the new play Commander by Mario Correa. It opens Friday, October 14, at 8:00 PM and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM through October 30. There will also be a $5 preview on Thursday, October 13 at 8pm (cash-only … Read more

These Shining Lives in the Gator GLOB!

Many thanks to Mike Sanford of the Gainesville Gator Lunch Out Blog for his wonderful review of These Shining Lives! Here are a few excerpts: “‘Lives’ shine brightest in darkest of times.” “…I was totally captivated by Ms. Grimm’s portrayal of Catherine and the weight the character she carried on her shoulders.” “I was enthralled … Read more

2016|10 BANNED?! A Wacky Look at Banned Children’s Books

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a staged reading of its original production, BANNED?!— a strange, silly & unexpectedly educational look at children’s books banned for the most ridiculous of reasons… in celebration of Banned Books Week. Join us one performance only– Saturday, October 1— at 3 PM. Suggested donation is $10— (“suggested” because reading and speech should … Read more

These Shining Lives in the Gainesville Sun’s Scene Magazine

Our friends at the Gainesville Sun had a lot to say about These Shining Lives in today’s Scene Magazine! http://www.gainesville.com/entertainment/20160915/these-shining-lives-illuminates-workers-plights-in-20s Check it out, and then grab your tickets– we open tomorrow! Can’t wait? Stop by the theater for a $5 preview performance tonight!

Art a la Carte: Pierce Pettis in Concert

Join us in welcoming the amazing Pierce Pettis to our stage this Saturday, August 20! This roots-folk phenom has been performing since the early ’80s, and his songs have been covered by artists like Dar Williams, Garth Brooks and many others. His soulful music ranges from folk to blues to bluegrass to pop to what … Read more

2016-2017 Season Gala!

Twinkly lights, delicious food and great company– what better way to spend a summer Saturday night in Gainesville? Enjoy scenes from the ART’s 2016-2017 season, great food and drink, a live auction featuring products and services from some of Gainesville’s most iconic shops and professionals, music by the lovely Mandy Fugate and so much more. Don’t … Read more

OPEN AUDITIONS: These Shining Lives

Open Auditions:  Sunday & Monday, July 17 & 18 These Shining Lives By  Melanie Marnich Directed by Laura Jackson Performance dates: September 16 – October 2, 2016 Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for These Shining Lives at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. These Shining Lives chronicles … Read more