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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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