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The Christians

REVIEW: ‘Christians’ examines all sides of spirituality The play is a single 90-minute act, but loads an incredible amount of food for thought in that time. Every character throws out a balance of flaws and greatness and every one asks questions that guarantee you’ll go home talking about them.

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The Christians

Spiritually cerebral ‘The Christians’ opens at Gulfshore Playhouse Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2016-17 season comes to a close on a thought-provoking note with “The Christians,” in which playwright Lucas Hnath addresses forged relationships and the splits that divide them.

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The Christians

Hell, no! Gulfshore Playhouse packs a wallop with ‘The Christians’ This little 90-minute play packs a wallop. The ending, which I will not reveal, is incredibly powerful, though also open to interpretation. It’s unlike anything else I can recall seeing, and my feelings and thoughts about it changed repeatedly within 24 hours after seeing it;...

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The Christians

Minister’s dilemma a drama with questions for all Church fissures over dogmatic beliefs take on nuances far beyond whether you like the new hymns or not. “The Christians” isn’t out to skewer spirituality, as much as it is to pin down the foundations of faith. As a character in the upcoming Gulfshore Playhouse drama is...

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The Merchant of Venice

Courageous Theater: Anti-Semitism and Racism I celebrate the brave and confronting live theater here in S.W. Florida.  Two of the very best  productions are “must sees” and on our stages right now. One of them is at The Gulfshore Playhouses, a theater with a long reputation for  powerful, relevant and demanding plays.  The Producing Artistic...

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Review: ‘Merchant’ gets more drama and poses questions

Review: ‘Merchant’ gets more drama and poses questions Gulfshore Playhouse’s production of “The Merchant of Venice” is Shakespeare for people who hate it. Be prepared for your conversion. Enter the bluebood, a dangerous mixture of softhearted and hardheaded, who offers to float a loan for his best friend’s happiness. He cuts a foolhardy contract with the...

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Merchant of Venice

WILL POWER: Bard gets a hand from Shakespeare scholar They’ll use the King’s English but in accents American.   If you’re an English literature major, the plays of William Shakespeare are an ever-blooming garden of language — colorful with puns, allusions and word plays that show more of themselves every time you see his scripts....