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Coury’s Corner

I was so happy when the opportunity to partner with the Philharmonic Center for the Arts came up. I jumped at the chance to produce this play about our greatest opera diva, La Divina, Maria Callas, in such a perfect setting. And so the fun began. First, the small stuff: how could we both sell...


The Revisit at Gulfshore Playhouse by Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.

Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. is playing Simon in “The Whipping Man”.  Myself, James Ijames and Cody Nickell, under the direction of Matt Pfeiffer engaged in a production of The Whipping Man about a year and a half ago in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre. The memories of that experience will remain indelible. Moving forward to our first read...


An Interview with Matthew Lopez

THE WHIPPING MAN, the intense civil war era drama currently on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage, is playwright Matthew Lopez’s first play. In the growing popularity of this touching play, Lopez himself is receiving more and more attention. Gulfshore Playhouse had the honor to interview Lopez, read below to see his insights into the play itself,...


Who Am I This Time? by Cody Nickell

Well another show is in the books at Gulfshore Playhouse.  The Importance Of Being Earnest has ended its record breaking run and we have moved onto the next show, The Whipping Man. In fact, we started rehearsals for The Whipping Man during the final week of performances of Earnest, and for yours truly, that meant...


An Earnest Recipe by Hanley Smith

Hanley Smith is playing Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest There is an old Irish proverb that states: “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” Well, it seems our inimitable Irish playwright, Mr. Wilde, could not agree more, for food is very much present in The Importance of Being Earnest. But what goes...


Tech by William Connell

William Connell is playing Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest Ahhhhh……TECH. The time when we put “IT” all together. Lighting, the set, costumes and our acting are all thrown into a dark room with an expletive enunciated prayer to gestate for 2 long days. After that, if all goes well,…… A SHOW!! I’m...