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  • Moliere’s ‘Scapino’ brought into 21st century at Gulfshore Playhouse

    Sleazy lawyers. Romance in the sun. Even the thought of mafia types making their way to sunny Naples seems believable in the latest offering from Gulfshore Playhouse.


    Dave Osborn Naples Daily News
  • Gulfshore Playhouse premieres a ‘Godfather’ twist on a classic Moliere comedy

    Gulfshore Playhouse presents the world premiere of “Scapino” on stage at The Norris Center Saturday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, March 18.

    Moliere’s 17th century French comedy has been adapted by Jeffrey Binder of Broadway’s “The Lion King” into a mafia comedy set in Naples. Directed by award-winning Chicago director Zeljko Djukic, it tells the story of the crafty servant Scapino (Mr. Binder) scheming to unite two pairs of lovers against the wishes of their mafia boss fathers.


  • Moliere’s ‘Scapino’ brought into 21st century at Gulfshore Playhouse

    Jeff Binder doesn’t mention that the title character of “Scapino” was written for him.

    Binder, associate artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, talks about admiring Moliere as a playwright-actor whose intimacy with the stage filtered into his scripts.


  • Theater Notes by Sidney B. Simon

    Kristen Coury, Producing Artistic Director, took this play under her wing with incredible dedication. Touches of her miraculous hand reached each performer who clearly sent messages that there was no other play they wanted to be in. This was dialogue an actor believes in. It matters. It changes lives. It is, in my mind, what theater is all about. This production is definitely in my “must see” category. It will be a sell out.


    The Price: It matters. It changes lives.
    Sidney B. Simon
  • BWW Review: THE PRICE at Gulfshore Playhouse

    Gulfshore Playhouse never fails to thoroughly impress me with the attention to detail in their productions. THE PRICE involves many, many props, and they all seemed to have a purpose in bringing the show to life. The set itself was beautiful, and I absolutely felt like I was peering into an old attic that held many memories for these two brothers. Kristen Martino, the scenic designer of THE PRICE, did an excellent job with this production. (more…)

    BWW Review: THE PRICE at Gulfshore Playhouse
    by Emily Yorgey Broadway World
  • Kristen Coury Talks about The Price on the Bob Harden Show

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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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