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2021-2022 Season

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s
2021-2022 (40th) Season


July 23 – August 8, 2021

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (abridged)[Revised]

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Directed by Derek Wohlust

If you missed this limited engagement before, catch it this season in its full run. All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap women in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s
comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. 


September 17 – October 3, 2021

Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

BKLYN: The Musical

Book, Music & Lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld & Barri McPherson
Directed by Ted Lewis

In Partnership with Buchholz High School

BKLYN The Musical is a story within a story. On the outside you have a troupe
of street performers who are sharing a story from their lives, using it to help you see them as people too. Then there is the story they tell – the story of a young girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew. Together these stories create a show that is both touching
and inspiring, drawing the audience into a live theater experience to remember.


November 4 – 13 , 2021

Thu, Fri & Sat at 8pm
(no Sunday matinees)

A Night of Literary Horrors

Auditions: August 15 & 16, 2021

Featuring adaptations of some of the spookiest chilling stories to keep the Halloween spirit going. Including Neil Gaiman’s A Study in EmeraldThe Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and selections from Edgar Allan Poe.


December 3 – 19, 2021

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Gruesome Playground Injuries

By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Emma Grimm

Auditions: October 3 & 4, 2021

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.


January 13 – 15th, 2022

Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm

Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Live via Zoom, a selection of plays written and directed by Gainesville’s finest. Submissions are due by October 1st, 2021.


January 28 – February 20, 2022

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Andrea Young

Auditions: December 5 & 6th

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.


March 18 – April 3, 2022

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

The Full Monty

Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Jackie Collins

Auditions: January 2 & 3, 2022

A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show!


 

May 13 – 29, 2022

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

August: Osage County

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Jahnathan Nixon

Auditions: March 20 & 21, 2022

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.


July 15 – August 7, 2022

Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Monica Cross

Auditions: May 15 & 16, 2022

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns from school to find his father dead and his mother remarried. But something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A Ghost of the dead King walks nightly through Elsinore castle. When the Ghost tells him that his father was murdered by his uncle, Hamlet vows revenge. We present this familiar story in a new light by staging the rarely produced First Quarto from 1603.


 

Funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County