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Gulfshore tackles God in world premiere

Preview: Gulfshore tackles God, gays and the GOP in a world premiere Kristen Coury wants to create a conversation. Gulfshore Playhouse’s latest play should spark one. It’s got everything. God. Gays. The GOP. Everything but guns, the third fiery rail of hot-button Republican issues.

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World premiere about politics

Gulfshore Playhouse presents world premiere of play about politics, religion and truth The God Game MANY THINGS CAN SPARK THE writing of a play. For Suzanne Bradbeer, the genesis of “The God Game” began while following the 2008 presidential campaign. “I was watching John McCain, who I thought was an interesting person,” says the playwright....

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World Premiere The God Game

Gulfshore Playhouse takes on religion and politics in world premiere of ‘God Game’ Gulfshore Playhouse brings its first world premiere to Naples this weekend with the political drama “The God Game.” Written by New York City playwright Suzanne Bradbeer, the play focuses on a Virginia senator asked to run as a vice presidential candidate. But...

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Cody Nickell: Scrooge

Curtain Up: Catch these seasonal treats at Gulfshore Cody Nickell, in a true star turn, plays Charles Dickens, who in turn performs all the characters in a version of the classic Christmas story told from Marley’s point of view. Dickens was famous during his lifetime for his readings of his own works, where he did...

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Nickell delivers Jacob Marley

Review: Nickell delivers in magical ‘Marley’ at Gulfshore Playhouse It’s magically delicious. Cody Nickell turns in a tour de force performance as Jacob Marley (and 17 other characters) in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.”

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A Season Of Scrooges

A Season Of Scrooges (And One SQuja’) Like peppermint lattes and mall Santas, the arrival of Ebenezer Scrooge is a sure sign that Christmas is around the corner. For many theaters, mounting a version of “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’s Victorian morality tale, is more than just a holiday tradition. It can also be a...

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Something Intangible by Bruce Graham

REVIEW: Curtain Up: ‘Something Intangible’ at Gulfshore Playhouse ‘an intense and powerful work’ Something Intangible by Bruce Graham now at Gulfshore Playhouse, falls in the currently popular mode of using thinly disguised historical figures to engage the audience. “The Aviator’s Wife” does this for Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “The Paris Wife” is “about” the Hemingways. As...

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Gulfshore’s Something Intangible

REVIEW: Naples’ Gulfshore Playhouse production dulls Disney’s luster “Something Intangible” starts out slow, setting up details about Dale’s family life and his relationship with his brother that pay major rewards later on. But stick with it: Once Tony gets the idea for “Glorioso,” the play sparkles to life as if Tinkerbell has just waved her...

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Something Intangible

REVIEW: GULFSHORE CAPTURES SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WITH “SOMETHING INTANGIBLE”   “Something Intangible” searches for that elusive “something” that transcends art. What makes a play sing? A movie come alive? A night at the theater dance with magic? Audiences can find the answers to all those questions at Gulfshore Playhouse. “Something Intangible” finds its something intangible.

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Steamy, sexy, powerful. ‘Venus in Fur’

Steamy, sexy, powerful. ‘Venus in Fur’ If I didn’t fear it might confuse readers and perturb my editors, my opening sentence for this review of “Venus in Fur,” playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse, would be a big, bold exclamation point. Or maybe even three in a row, for emphasis (like the band named !!!). On...