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Getting ready to ‘Do This’

Getting ready to ‘Do This’ GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE’S WORLD PREmiere of “Do This” opens Jan. 7 at The Norris Center and is the third world premiere the professional company has mounted in its 12-year history. What’s most compelling about a world premiere is that it can’t be compared to anything else. The audience experiences a new...

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Jay Baker

GIVING BIG: Philanthropist Jay Baker got rich growing Kohl’s stores – now he’s sharing the wealth and his time with Naples “I don’t understand why more people don’t donate to the community where they live,” said Baker, emphasizing that he and his wife don’t just write checks but get involved with the charities and causes...

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The Who and the What

Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘The Who and the What’ compelling family story Let’s dispense with the fact the Gulfshore Playhouse offering, “The Who and the What,” is about a Muslim family. There are no veils in sight; sleeveless dresses and jeggings are in its women’s closets. “The Who and the What” is a roller-coaster ride that demands...

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An Enemy of the People

TWO PLAYS BOTH MUST SEES AND DIFFERENT We are so lucky to have so much glorious live theater available to us in SW Florida. Here are two I highly recommend, such opposites, one light and almost silly, and one dark, and almost hopeful. Get to them both.

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REVIEW: ‘Enemy’ at Gulfshore Playhouse

REVIEW: ‘Enemy’ at Gulfshore Playhouse a sharp look at uncomfortable truths A pervasive undercurrent of selfishness in “An Enemy of the People” cools its characters’ best intentions. Director Kristen Coury mines the dramatic potential in those moments skillfully, particularly where they reveal two brothers doomed to an inability to communicate with each other.

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An Enemy of the People

Gulfshore Playhouse confronts a 19th-century controversy with new relevance The drama is distilled. The water is not. In fact, the water is poisonous, and on that frightening truth turns the streamlined version of Hendrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” Gulfshore Playhouse’s current production. It opens Saturday at the Norris Community Center in Naples, and...

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An Enemy of the People

Calendar Highlight: An Enemy of the People See the Gulfshore Playhouse performance starting Saturday night. Nobody likes it when politics get personal-unless it’s playing out on-screen or onstage and not personal to them. Then it can be delightful. With founder Kristen Coury at the helm, Gulfshore Playhouse’s take on An Enemy of the People is...

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Flint Michigan Water

Gulfshore Playhouse to Aid Flint Water Crisis With Newest Production Gulfshore Playhouse recently announced a partnership with ‘Safe Water. Safe Home.’ during its production of An Enemy of the People which is scheduled to run March 26 through April 17. Every bottle of water purchased at the showing, Safe Water will donate all the proceeds...

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Flint Michigan Water

Gulfshore Playhouse a friend to the kids of Flint, Michigan. Gulfshore Playhouse partners with Flint- Kids.org throughout the run of “An Enemy of the People” March 26-April 17 at The Norris Center with hopes of being able to contribute the financial equivalent of 5,000 bottles of water by the end of the show’s run to...

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The Next Stage $10 Million to Gulfshore Playhouse

Gifts Roundup: $10 Million From Ex-Kohl’s Chief to Gulfshore Playhouse Jay Baker, the former president of retail company Kohl’s, and his wife, Patty, pledged $10 million to help pay for a new theater complex in Naples, Fla. The Bakers stipulated that Gulfshore officials must raise an additional $10 million from other donors to receive the...