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  • 2018 was Southwest Florida arts groups’ year for building, rebuilding, getting ready for building

    Gulfshore Playhouse founder Kristen Coury has had a building in mind for the Playhouse since its founding in May 2004. A $10 million donation from Patty and Jay Baker put that dream on wheels, and the theater board bought 3 acres of land at Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South last year


  • Gulfshore Playhouse’s SCAPINO to Hold Staged Reading in NYC Today, Dec 3

    Jeffrey Binder

    Following a record-breaking World Premiere at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Fla., the hit play Scapino is headed to New York for the show’s first commercial reading on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Davenport Theater located at 354 W. 45th Street.


  • The women get their due in ‘The Revolutionists’

    Liberte, egalite — sororite? While the male characters behind the French Revolution, like Maximilien Robespierre and Jean-Paul Marat, are well-known to history, the women get short shrift. Surely, there has to be a better feminine legacy in the fight for the republic than Marie Antoinette’s famous (and fictional) quip about the starving peasants and cake. In Gulfshore Playhouse’s latest production, Lauren Gunderson’s “The Revolutionists,” audiences can finally hear from four influential French women in this girl-powered, irreverent comedy playing at The Norris Center through Sunday, Feb. 3.


  • Grrrl talk in Naples: Women take on the French Revolution at Gulfshore Playhouse

    Essence makes a much more delicious dish than authenticity where history is concerned.

    Playwrights understand that. Witness musicals like “1776” and “Hamilton,” and dramas like “The Lion in Winter,” where contemporary language and situational tweaks re-spool history to embed it with our current culture.


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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Steve and Jane Akin
Jay and Patty Baker




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Christine and Terrance Flynn
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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