2023-2024 Season

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s
2023-2024 (42nd) Season


August 18 – September 3, 2023

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

No Exit

By Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by Lola Bond

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in Hell. The windows are bricked up, there are no mirrors, the electric lights can never be turned off, and there is no exit. A remounting of our successful 2017 production reminds us that Hell is other people.


October 13 – 29, 2023

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

Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Calypso May
Auditions: August 20 & 21, 2023

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!


December 1 – 17, 2023

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

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rikki Baynard
Auditions: October 15 & 16, 2023

Shakespeare’s most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: Confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia’s arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him. 


January 19 – February 4, 2024

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Little Women

Regional Premiere

By Heather Chrisler
Directed by Andrea Young
Auditions: December 3 & 4, 2023

​A four women adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy transform into women before our eyes and experience love, loss, and the ever glowing warmth of the March family hearth.


March 1 – 17, 2024

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Misery

By William Goldman
Directed by Derek Wohlust
This show has been precast

Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.


April 19 – May 4, 2024

Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Beyond Therapy

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Katherine Simon
Auditions: March 3 & 4, 2024

Bruce and Prudence, two modern, neurotic urbanites searching for love and sanity – with the questionable help of their offbeat therapists. This delightful comedy will keep you laughing as the couple learn to live beyond therapy. 


June 7 – 23, 2024

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

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Andrea Young

Auditions: April 14 & 15, 2024

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles.


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Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Live via Zoom, a selection of plays written and directed by Gainesville’s finest.
Submissions are due by November 1st, 2023