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Update on Programming and Tickets
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Update on Programming and Tickets

At Gulfshore Playhouse, our business is art. We are working diligently every day, every hour, and every minute to ensure we are able to continue creating theatre for our community that transforms and inspires.  But the reality is the challenges of being able to create the art that is our lifeblood is becoming ever more...

“The Lady Demands Satisfaction” satisfies greatly
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“The Lady Demands Satisfaction” satisfies greatly

This lady demands satisfaction — as we all should when we attend the theater — and I certainly found it at Gulfshore Playhouse’s superlative production of “The Lady Demands Satisfaction.” This delightfully silly spoof by Arthur M. Jolly is a Florida premiere; the theater discovered it among the submissions for its New Works Festival. Unfortunately,...

THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse is Sidesplittingly Sharp!
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THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse is Sidesplittingly Sharp!

THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Jeffrey Binder, is a fun tale about dueling and deception. When Trothe (Betsy Hogg) learns her father has died, she has to make an important decision in order to keep her inheritance protected. She must find a way to defend her home by defeating any challengers through...

Gulfshore Playhouse 2020-21 season: Mr. ‘Monty Python’ comedy, VFW musical revue
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Gulfshore Playhouse 2020-21 season: Mr. ‘Monty Python’ comedy, VFW musical revue

Question 1: Whether Gulfshore Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury would be interested in coming to Miami to discuss a production of his new musical with Monty Python cofounder John Cleese. Question 2: How many land speed records Coury broke getting to Miami. The responses to those questions are evident in that Cleese’s 2017 comedy, “Bang Bang,”...

THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION to Have Florida Premiere At Gulfshore Playhouse
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THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION to Have Florida Premiere At Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theatre will present the Florida premiere of “The Lady Demands Satisfaction.” The comedy by Arthur M. Jolly will be on stage Feb. 15 to March 15 with previews on Feb. 13 and 14. Dubbed by Hooligan Magazine as “a two-hour soundscape of belly laughter, metal on metal and whatever...

BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun
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BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun

NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Kristen Coury, tells the story of the two couples at war over a property line, a party, and peonies. The Del Valle family, Tania (Elizabeth Ramos) and Pablo (Armando Acevedo), has just moved in next to the Butley family, Virginia (Maureen Silliman) and Frank (William Parry). The Del Valles...

Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength
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Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength

By the time “Native Gardens” roars toward its conclusion, there are few hot buttons left to push. The two couples fighting over property rights to a 2-foot strip of back yard have put their trigger fingers all over race, status, gender, politics — even gardening philosophy. In the near-perfect current production from Gulfshore Playhouse, these historical-district neighbors...

Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines
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Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines

You sit down at your desk one morning to find the ledge overlooking your cubicle a veritable livestock parade of plastic farm animals your new Midwestern coworker has mounted there. “Reminds me of home,” he announces happily. Or you walk into your dorm room and find your roommate has loaded your shared refrigerator with so many frozen...