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All My Sons

GOOD DRAMAS We knew something special was in store, because when we spied Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury in the theater, she glowed with confidence and calm reserve, knowing the audience would be wowed. The show’s plot, based on actual events, concerns two families in the aftermath of World War II...

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Powerful ‘All My Sons’

Theater review: Dreams prove fleeting in powerful ‘All My Sons’ Gulfshore Playhouse explores greed, delusions and devastating family secrets in the Arthur Miller classic. Director Kristen Coury and her cast open their story with friendly banter between the Kellers and their neighbors, but things aren’t nearly as neighborly as they seem. The tension tightens steadily...

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Fresh and powerful

Curtain Up: Gulfshore Playhouse should be commended for making ‘All My Sons’ fresh and powerful Gulfshore Playhouse again demonstrates that it can take on an important, iconic work and make it fresh and powerful.Director and Artistic Director Kristen Coury has assembled a group of actors who seem perfectly cast, and elicited exceedingly fine performances from...

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“ALL MY SONS”

ARTHUR MILLER’S “ALL MY SONS” EARNS HIGH PRAISE No one is writing plays today with the brilliance and depth of Arthur Miller. I was so fortunate to see two brave theaters doing him this season. Did you miss the thoroughly professional “Death of a Salesman” that Annette Trossbach did in January at The Laboratory Theater...

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Stunning Dream in ‘All My Sons’

Gulfshore Playhouse delivers stunning dream in ‘All My Sons’ Friday’s opening night audience wept at the play’s shattering conclusion. If any play this season has been a must-see, it is this one. Arthur Miller, one of America’s great playwrights, wrote about fathers and sons. He wrote about war and peace and money. He wrote about...

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‘Case of the Critic Who Knew Too Much’

Review: Gulfshore Playhouse solves ‘Case of the Critic Who Knew Too Much’ The gentleman behind me served up a running commentary during opening night of Gulfshore Playhouse’s “The Game’s Afoot.” The second act alone earned five squawks of “that’s funny!” Two more “now that’s really funny!” An additional “now that’s hilarious!” came as tuxedo-clad Cody...

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Three plays a second time

Theater Notes: Three plays a second time I went back again to see three plays I have already reviewed. Why do I do that? Well, if you’re a theater lover, you’ve done it as well. But these three, in my not so humble Theater Critic’s view, are the three best things I’ve seen all season,...

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The God Game provokes, intrigues

With ‘The God Game,’ Gulfshore Playhouse provokes, intrigues What if a candidate went to church faithfully and dropped God’s name often, as if they were best friends, but his or her voting record harmed the poor, the young and the disenfranchised — a direct violation of their religion’s commands? Is it ever right for candidates...

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The God Game well produced

Curtain Up: ‘The God Game’ at Gulfshore Playhouse well produced, directed and acted It is wonderful to see the people at Gulfshore Playhouse display the courage to present a new play and the discernment to pick such a fine one. The play gets a first-class handling in its first live incarnation – the show is...