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THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION to Have Florida Premiere At Gulfshore Playhouse
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THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION to Have Florida Premiere At Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theatre will present the Florida premiere of “The Lady Demands Satisfaction.” The comedy by Arthur M. Jolly will be on stage Feb. 15 to March 15 with previews on Feb. 13 and 14. Dubbed by Hooligan Magazine as “a two-hour soundscape of belly laughter, metal on metal and whatever...

BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun
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BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun

NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Kristen Coury, tells the story of the two couples at war over a property line, a party, and peonies. The Del Valle family, Tania (Elizabeth Ramos) and Pablo (Armando Acevedo), has just moved in next to the Butley family, Virginia (Maureen Silliman) and Frank (William Parry). The Del Valles...

Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength
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Gulfshore Playhouse’s ‘Native Gardens’ creates a neighbors’ feud with weed-killer strength

By the time “Native Gardens” roars toward its conclusion, there are few hot buttons left to push. The two couples fighting over property rights to a 2-foot strip of back yard have put their trigger fingers all over race, status, gender, politics — even gardening philosophy. In the near-perfect current production from Gulfshore Playhouse, these historical-district neighbors...

Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines
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Tensions by the yard: Gulfshore Playhouse comedy pits neighbors over more than lot lines

You sit down at your desk one morning to find the ledge overlooking your cubicle a veritable livestock parade of plastic farm animals your new Midwestern coworker has mounted there. “Reminds me of home,” he announces happily. Or you walk into your dorm room and find your roommate has loaded your shared refrigerator with so many frozen...

COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE
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COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE

Actors Maureen Silliman and William Parry have been a couple in real life for almost three decades, but they rarely get to play one together onstage. The two are so beloved by Southwest Florida audiences that Kristen Courey, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, had to find a play for them. “She thought...

Naples couple pledges $1.5M for new Gulfshore Playhouse theater
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Naples couple pledges $1.5M for new Gulfshore Playhouse theater

An effort to build a new downtown Naples theater received a big boost Tuesday. Sandi and Tom Moran of Naples have pledged $1.5 million toward the Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre and Education Center, expected to be built near Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South. Sandi Moran is a member of its board of directors. Gulfshore Playhouse — which for...

Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Regional Culinary Leader Brian Roland To Consultant Team
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Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Regional Culinary Leader Brian Roland To Consultant Team

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional theatre, has announced Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire/Venue Naples has joined the consultant team designing the Food and Beverage program for the new Theatre and Education Center. Currently in the design development phase, the Next Stage Capital Campaign is rounding the corner on $25 million raised toward the construction goal...

Gulfshore Playhouse parking garage proposal advances, could spur redevelopment in Naples downtown area
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Gulfshore Playhouse parking garage proposal advances, could spur redevelopment in Naples downtown area

A Naples public-private partnership to build a new downtown parking garage would bring value to the area and spur redevelopment, city officials and community stakeholders said Monday. The Naples City Council, meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency board, voted unanimously Monday to advance the proposal. The council directed staff to write up an agreement among the involved parties, include a...