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  • Naples theater’s ‘Iliad’ a different odyssey from classic

    Note to high school honors students: You will not get an easy Cliff Notes version of Homer’s classic when Gulfshore Playhouse opens “An Iliad” this week. You will get the distillation to its most precious nugget of truth, however: That war is a bloody zero-sum game, often the territory of narcissists and true believers.


    Naples theater’s ‘Iliad’ a different odyssey from classic
    Harriet Howard Heithaus, Naples Daily News
  • Review: Gulfshore Playhouse ‘Iliad’ is tragedy for today as well as for ancient Greece

    One of the major hurdles to appreciating the drama “An Iliad” is its title. You’re probably even looking at this review and saying, “Done that already.”

    But you haven’t. Even those of us who have read the entire Greek classic poem in honors class haven’t done this “Iliad.”


  • War: What is it good for? ‘An Illiad’ retold at Gulfshore Playhouse

    This is the one they’re all going to be talking about.

    It’s a knockout play, one that socks you right in the gut. It is so singular, so striking, it’ll surely wind up on many “Best Of” lists at the end of season. (more…)

  • Theater intensive brings aspiring young playwrights into the process


    Gulfshore Playhouse offers aspiring playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to create an original work and have it performed in a public reading by professional actors. The STARwrights program is a behindthe-scenes professional theater intensive where students work with Gulfshore Playhouse staff and guest artists to develop their writing skills, create a short play and attend Gulfshore Playhouse productions, panel discussions and opening night parties.



    Sabine van Dam of Naples and her sister were 4 and 9 years old when their family put on all clothes they could wear, loaded their coat linings with valuables and slipped out the door of their Polish home forever. The sisters were close to the age of schoolchildren who will see their chilling story this year wherever the drama “In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam” is invited in Collier County schools. It’s a collaboration between the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and Gulfshore Playhouse, based on van Dam’s life.



From our Patrons:

  • Professional Theater in a Small Town: All equity actors perform four to six plays per season. Double check the schedule before you visit Naples to see if Gulfshore has a play being performed when you are in town. Also any seat is a good seat. Small theater.

    Patron from Naples, Florida
  • Superb theater….put it on your list!: Gulfshore Playhouse offers consistently superb theater–whether it be a comedy or a drama. The productions are often thought-provoking and the performances are first class. Artistic Director Kristen Coury’s casting is always right-on with Equity actors’ performances taking this playhouse’s productions to the next level. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon matinee or evening performance; call ahead for reservations as tickets go quickly. The word is out about Gulfshore Playhouse!

    Patron from Florida
  • Fabulous Theater in a Resort Town: Live theater at this venue is so good, so professional, so surprising, that it’s like being at an Off Broadway play in NYC. Kristen Coury, Founder and Producing Artistic Director, auditions professional, Actors Equity talent, often from New York, to cast in her productions. If you care for live theater, make sure to take in a play at Gulfshore Playhouse.

    Patron from Naples, Florida
  • Superb theatre at Gulfshore Playhouse This small theatre has consistently excellent productions. All performances feature Actors Equity actors who are top of their game. The scenery designs are always amazing. If you are in Naples during season, check out a production. You won’t be disappointed. We have seen every play for the past three years and every one was a quality production. Reasonable prices as well.

    Patron from Naples FL
  • A stimulating evening diversion from the sun and sand. Visitors to Naples will find that the Gulfshore Playhouse offers a stimulating diversion from the sun and the sand at night. This company hires professional actors and every performance that I have seen here has been excellent. My only desire is that the seating would be made more comfortable. It is bearable for the quality.

    Patron from Naples FL
  • Play on! Gulfshore Playhouse productions are so terrific! You will forget where you are. Every play has equity actors from New York. Kristen Coury provides the best, professional theatre experience you could wish for, at. A very low number cost.

    Gulfshore Playhouse Patron from Naples FL
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Susan Regenstein and Barry Frank
Tom and Nancy Gallagher
Valerie and Nizar Ghoussaini
Mosey and Don Gunther
Bob and Linda Harden
Christine Paddock
Dottie and John Remondi


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