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.

Two Trains Running

By August Wilson

February 28 – March 8, 2020

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Seven Sides of Shakespeare

Written by and Starring Shamrock McShane
Directed by Tom Miller

Shamrock McShane, one of Gainesville’s premier actors, takes you inside seven Shakespeare plays to reveal the Bard’s connection to Hogtown and your heart.


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.


Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase



By David Auburn


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrea Young and Mariette Gallor

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.