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2016 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

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

2016|10 BANNED?! A Wacky Look at Banned Children’s Books

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

Reading Plays

Friends of the ART are gathered at Bohemia to read plays out loud. Pillowman is getting ready for opening night; meanwhile, we’re also looking ahead to next season. Stay tuned!

Hometown Knights Review by Sullivan Alfred-Sanford of the Daily GLOB!

Sullivan Alfred-Sanford of the Daily GLOB (Gator Lunch Out Blog– if you’re not getting it delivered to YOUR inbox each day, you’re missing out!) has much to say of our world premiere of Hometown Knights, and all of it, well, damned tasty. “well-seasoned and delicious“ “diverges from 2016 poltical campaigns by remaining engaging and entertaining“ … Read more

Hometown Knights Review in the Sun

In today’s Gainesville Sun, Ron Cunningham calls our world-premiere production of Hometown Knights “sufficiently witty to be chuckle worthy if not guffaw inducing.” But don’t take his word for it– the show continues two more weekends, and you can purchase online tickets right here! Read the entire review here!

Hometown Knights in the NEWS

The world premiere of Chuck Lipsig’s Hometown Knights is already getting people talking– and we don’t even open until tomorrow! See what Gainesville Downtown has to say about it here… And pick up a hard copy of today’s Gainesville Sun for a preview in Scene Magazine! Edit: Here’s the preview article in Gainesville Sun’s Scene … Read more

OPEN AUDITIONS: “Comfort Phone” & “Do You See Me?”

Open Auditions: Sunday & Monday, January 17 & 18 Comfort Phone by Matt Goode, directed by Sunny Sky Hughes-Trinity Do You See Me? by Beth-Anne Blue, directed by Gabriel Hughes-Trinity Performance dates for both: March 11-27, 2016 Join in performing the world premieres of two  locally-written one-act plays!. In Comfort Phone we look at sanity and the supernatural as someone … Read more

2016 | 01 Hometown Knights – WORLD PREMIERE

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its world premiere production of Hometown Knights by Chuck Lipsig, directed by Jessica Arnold and Chuck Lipsig, opening Friday, January 15, at 8:00 PM and running Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM through January 31. Hometown Knights is a comedic new twist on … Read more

Submit a Play to our Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Are you a playwright living in or around Gainesville, FL? GREAT! We’d like to know you better! The Homegrown Local Playwright’s Showcase is the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s chance tohighlight work done by playwrights in the North Central Florida region. This workshop includes dramaturgical feedback from our organizers, roughly 12 hours of rehearsal time with our … Read more

Rehearsing for Playwrights’ Showcase

Our casts are busily rehearsing December’s Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase! Eight plays in total; pictured above is the cast of Chuck Lipsig’s musical, The Mad Scientist’s Wonderful Children. Do you have your tickets yet? For a limited time, see as many plays as you’d like over the four-day festival for just $15. Not each … Read more