Announcing the 2012-2013 Season!!
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"Reza in Rep" Sponsored by Patty and Jay Baker
Enjoy two Tony Award-winning productions in repertory.
Don't miss the opportunity to see two Tony Award-winning plays in one week or make a day of it with Marathon Madness to see both Art and God of Carnage on Saturdays!
Oct 20 - Nov 18, 2012 (Preview Performances Oct 16 - 19)
October 16 - "God of Carnage" Pay-what-you-can Preview
half of the proceeds will benefit The Shelter for Abused Women and Children
October 17 - 'Art' Pay-What-You-Can Preview
half of the proceeds will benefit the The United Arts Council of Collier County
|At The Norris Center|
Have you ever argued with a friend who had a different worldview? Was it bad enough that you considered ending the friendship over it? Probably the dispute was over something important, something about which you were so passionate that you were willing to stake your friendship on it...like religion, politics, money or possibly even...'ART'. Don't miss this hilarious and acerbic comedy that examines the meaning of art, friendship, peer pressure...and the ultimate value of those you love.
- "A remarkably wise, witty
and intelligent comedy."
This Internationally-acclaimed comedy brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents after a playground altercation between their eleven-year-old boys. Though the meeting to resolve the matter begins with polite pleasantries, it quickly descends into primal madness as tempers flare, loyalties shift and the parents devolve into children. Don't miss this comedy of manners (without the manners!) that both strikes a chord and hits a funny bone all in one fell swoop!
- "An expert piece of stagecraft,
and savagely funny."
--International Herald Tribune
10% OFF your ticket to 'ART'
with your ticket stub from the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art
Buy one, get one ticket FREE at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with your ticket stub from 'ART'.
“ I can't wait for next year. I have come to every play for three years and won't miss any in 2012/2013. You do a fantastic job! Please keep it up.”
- Len Godfrey
Gulfshore Playhouse Patron
At the Norris Center
January 18 - February 3, 2013
Preview Performance January 17
How hard would you fight to BE who your soul wants you to be?
Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German man who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime, as a cross-dressing museum owner. One actor plays all 37 roles, sky-diving from accent to accent and gender to gender with ease and artistry.
This Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize and Drama Desk Award-Winning play is a one man tour-de-force about survival, freedom and what it means to be truly human.
"Both moving and intellectually absorbing."
- the New York Times
Show Sponsors: John & Pat Nyikos
Enjoy Half off the regular ticket price at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SWFL when you present your e-confirmation or ticket stub from "I Am My Own Wife."
Our patrons will receive 10% OFF a ticket to I Am My Own Wife with a ticket stub from the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SWFL.
At the Norris Center
February 15 - March 3, 2013
Preview Performance February 14
One of the funniest comedies in the English language, this play revolves around Ernest Worthing, who has come from the country to propose to Algernon's cousin, Gwendolen. Algernon, however, refuses his consent until Ernest explains why his cigarette case bears the inscription, "From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack". This masterpiece continues wittily in what is known as one of the most ingenious cases of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play.
Come see this hilarious comedy that reminds us of the importance of honesty, laughter...and being earnest!
Show Sponsors: Inn on Fifth,
McCabe's Irish Pub
Show Partners: John & Pat Nyikos,
Tim & Sharon Lynch
In Memory Of and Sponsored by Gail Coury and Doug Danforth, in memory of Janet Danforth
“ What you have done for Naples theatre is nothing short of phenomenal.”
- TD Argyropoulos
Gulfshore Playhouse Patron
At the Norris Center
March 15 - 30, 2013
Preview Performance March 14
In 1865, The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Three men are at a crossroads - a Jewish Confederate soldier who has returned from battle, and his two former slaves, who remain at his abandoned plantation. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they wrestle with their shared past and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The Whipping Man is an intense play about redemption and forgiveness, about the lasting scars of slavery, and the responsibility that comes with freedom.
- "Vivid, arresting and emotionally potent. Haunting, striking and powerful."
--The New York Times
Show Sponsors: Jack & F.E. Nortman
Gulfshore Playhouse at the Phil!
April 5 - April 21, 2013
Preview performance April 4
Enter an empty opera hall at Julliard. Focus center stage on a piano and opera diva Maria Callas. Join her as she coaxes, prods and inspires her opera students into giving the performances of their lives, Filled with funny quips about life, love and her relationship to Aristotle Onassis, Maria entertains us with secrets of her own, reminiscing on the triumphs and tragedies of her life and career. With profound insights into the masterful realization of song and riveting perspectives on how to bring art truthfully to the stage, this beautiful Tony Award-winning musical play is not to be missed!
This production will take place at the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center.
"Master Class... will be talked about for years to come whenever people point to theatre experiences that genuinely deserve to be labeled by the overused word 'great.'"
--The Hollywood Reporter
Show Partners: Arthrex,
James & Shirley Curvey, John & Dottie Remondi
|Corporate Partners:||Cohen and Grigsby|
|Corporate Executive Producers:||Fidelity Investments|
|Executive Producers:||Bob & Linda Harden, Christine Paddock|
|Show Sponsors:||Patty & Jay Baker, Inn on Fifth and McCabe's Irish Pub|
|Show Partners:||John & Pat Nyikos, Tim and Sharon Lynch, David and Shirley Hubers, James & Shirley Curvey|
|Exclusive Restaurant Partner:||The Chapel Grill|
|Wine Sponsor:||Vergina Restaurant|
ALL SHOWS PERFORMED AT THE NORRIS CENTER
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
unless otherwise noted