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Second Annual New Play Festival

Gulfshore Playhouse puts audiences in driver’s seat during second annual New Play Fest Passion. For life. For love. For theater. It’s why they write. It’s probably why they exist – to propel new pieces of literature onto stages and in front of audiences. “Dead people can’t get all the glory,” playwright and scriptwriter Scott Sickles...

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New Works Fest Returns

New Works Fest returns to Gulfshore Playhouse Plays are meant to be watched, not read. That’s why Kristen Coury loves her annual New Works Festival: It’s a chance to see a play finally come alive onstage – actors, audience and all. “Actors get inside these characters for the first time,” says Coury, founder and producing...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Steps Onstage

Martin Luther King Jr. steps onstage at Gulfshore Jamil Mangan isn’t portraying just anybody in Gulfshore Playhouse’s new play, “The Mountaintop.” He’s portraying an American legend – none other than civil-rights demigod Martin Luther King Jr. Mangan is well aware of the expectations that come with playing such an iconic figure. Everybody know what King...

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‘The Mountaintop’

Curtain Up: Two actors rise to the challenge of ‘The Mountaintop’ There are no reservations about the performances. Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King and Felicia Curry as Camae are superb. Mangan’s rolling basso tones and vocal cadences evoke the great orator. Ms. Curry has an even showier role and she makes the most of...

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Martin Luther King at Gulfshore Playhouse

Review: Martin Luther King lives at Gulfshore Playhouse Together, Nickell and his actors create some intense, profound moments in “The Mountaintop,” and they give King’s final night all the power and drama it deserves. Hall’s play…[is] endlessly fascinating and has one of the most resonant endings I’ve seen.

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“Marley” returns for magical laughs

Review: “Marley” returns for magical laughs at Gulfshore Playhouse You’d have to be a mean old Grinch indeed to rain on Cody Nickell’s farewell parade, happening through Dec. 21 at the Norris Center in downtown Naples. Gulfshore Playhouse’s artistic associate pours his heart and soul into “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” a magical, comical retelling of...

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Extraordinary Christmas Carol

Extraordinary Christmas Carol A drive down to Naples and The Gulfshore Playhouse will bring you the most amazing and unique theater experience of the season. It is a production of the one-man version of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” That one man is no ordinary one man. He is Cody Nickell, and this “Christmas Carol by...

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Totally Satisfying Theater

Totally Satisfying Theater I like good movies, but I love good plays even more And one of the finest plays I have seen all season is right now at The Gulfshore Playhouse down in Naples. “Vanya, and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang. What is that extra something that a play can give...

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Get your funny on

Review: Get your funny on with ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at Gulfshore Playhouse Russian literature never looked so good! Russians are funny. Who knew? Apparently Kristen Coury did, as evidenced by Gulfshore Playhouse’s oftentimes hysterical production of Christopher Durang play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Grab the vodka (and a...

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