Student Matinee Performances

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Students from throughout the region have the opportunity to come to Gulfshore Playhouse to see world-class professional theatre and talk with the actors and directors about the meaning and theme of the plays.

2019-2020 Season Student Matinee Dates

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

No man is a failure who has friends.

You won’t want to miss this heartwarming American classic presented as a 1940’s radio show. This beloved story is enhanced with a lush soundscape performed by the actors live on stage. Bedford Falls and the Bailey Family have never sounded better than in this captivating retelling.  Bring your whole family to celebrate the holiday season.

Student Matinee Date: December 12th

 

Native Gardens

A lively, frothy, and funny look at one of life’s most serious subjects: DIRT. In our January play, gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into unreasonable enemies who involve themselves in a variety of backyard antics in this new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

Student Matinee Date: January 30th

 

The Lady Demands Satisfaction

Mayhem and chaos quickly arise in this hilarious, swashbuckling farce. Set in the mid-1700’s, masterful swordsplay and mistaken identities collide with conniving suitors and young maidens to bring to life this action-packed, rollicking spoof of 18th century nobility.

Student Matinee Date: March 12

The Lion in Winter

Two legendary lovers fight a battle of wits over the throne of England

“Well – what shall we hang? The holly or each other?”  Set during Christmas in 1183, King Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine are embroiled in a wickedly amusing battle over which son will inherit the crown. It’s a high-stakes political game of chess, and the future of England hangs in the balance. This Tony Award-winning production went on to become an instant classic and an Academy Award winning film starring Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.

Student Matinee Date: April 9th

The Niceties

A Powder Keg of Race, History and Public Relations

When Zoe is called into her history professor’s office to discuss a paper about the American Revolution, a civil conversation transforms into an urgent and personal debate. As the conflict intensifies, both women quickly pass the point of no return and must face the consequences. Hailed as “bristling and provocative” by The New York Times, this explosive drama forces us all to examine the ways we judge, the ways we debate, and the ways we condemn.

Student Matinee Date: May 14th

Tickets are $13 per student. Groups are entitled to one complimentary chaperone ticket per 10 students (additional chaperones will be charged).

To reserve tickets for your group, please contact:

Nicola Patton, Audience Services Coordinator

239-261-7529 or npatton@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Tickets are $13 per student.

**Gulfshore Playhouse reserves the right to cancel this performance if there are not a sufficient number of reservations. If the performance is canceled, schools will be notified no less than two (2) weeks before the performance and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to another performance.