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Catch this Unicorn before it Escapes Forever

The Gainesville Sun calls the cast “stellar” and Dean Carvalho “masterful” as de Chanson. The GLOB says the show is “intelligent, inspiring and insightful” and suggests that “there should not be an empty seat at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre during this run.” Shamrock McShane names this a “beautiful production, brought to shimmering life” and “meticulously crafted, … Read more

The Gainesville Sun Reviews Escape of the Unicorn

“The ART’s close quarters are well suited to de Chanson‘s confined universe. And director Jessica Arnold has selected a stellar cast for this intimate drama. “Dean Carvalho is masterful as de Chanson” “Jorge DeJesus artfully plays the foil to de Chanson’s bluster” “Mandalyn Fugate imbues Duchess Helene with a delicious tinge of evil” Read the … Read more

Shamrock McShane Reviews Escape of the Unicorn

“[James Sunwall’s] vision of the play is fully realized in Jessica Arnold’s beautiful production, brought to shimmering life by Dean Carvalho, Jorge DeJesus, Katina Dailey, Mandalyne Fugate, and Carolyne Salt. Meticulously crafted, serious yet playful, unflinching, unsentimental, and thought-provoking, Escape of the Unicorn pleasingly unites the page too long dormant with the stage where it … Read more

Rare Author Sighting at Friday’s World Premiere of Escape of the Unicorn

Escape of the Unicorn stars, clockwise from top, Jorge DeJesus, Katina Dailey, Dean Carvalho and MandaLyn Fugate Author James Sunwall attended Friday’s premiere of Escape of the Unicorn, and gave it a rave review. “This is just how I pictured my play–” he shared, “only better!” I loved how you brought the characters to life, and added … Read more

Rare author sighting at tonight’s world premier! Join us!

Escape of the Unicorn stars, clockwise from top, Jorge DeJesus, Katina Dailey, Dean Carvalho and MandaLyn Fugate TONIGHT – OPENING NIGHT! MEET AUTHOR JAMES SUNWALL Author James Sunwall attended last night’s dress rehearsal of Escape of the Unicorn, and gives it a rave review. “This is just how I pictured my play–” he shared, “only better!” … Read more

2015 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 3-6, 2015; various times Our 2015-2016 Season will mark the third 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 … Read more

AUDITIONS: Lydia

Auditions: August 9 & 10 Lydia By Octavio Solis, Directed by Kathy Byrne Performance dates: Oct 15-Nov 1, 2015 Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical, and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home … Read more

AUDITIONS: Escape of the Unicorn

“Escape of the Unicorn” Sep 3-20, 2015 By James Sunwall, Directed by Jessica Arnold Auditions: Sunday & Monday, June 28 & 29, 7pm-9pm, at the theater In the thirteenth century, in the year of the final crusade, the troubadour Robert de Chanson was imprisoned under sentence of death in the tower room of a castle … Read more