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.

Thanks to donor support, our 2021-2022 student matinee offerings are free of charge to students.


Student matinee tickets must be booked two weeks prior to the performance. To book tickets for your group, please contact Steven Calakos at [email protected]

The 39 Steps

Performance: March 3, 2022 at 11:00AM

Recommended Audience: Middle School, High School

Description: A Hitchcock masterpiece meets spy novel in this hilarious whodunit. Richard Hannay, trapped in a boring life, encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. Soon thereafter, she is murdered and Hannay finds himself entangled in a nationwide manhunt, pursued by a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps.” This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning comedy is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), and abounding theatre magic.

The Invisible Hand

Performance: April 7, 2022 at 11:00AM

Recommended Audience: High School

What is the price of freedom? American investment banker Nick Bright is held for ransom by a militant group in Pakistan, and nobody is coming to his aid. In exchange for a shot at freedom, Nick strikes a risky deal with his captors where he will teach them how to manipulate the global market, but is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s suspenseful and provocative political thriller explores the consequences of fanatical devotion to both the scripture and the dollar.

Another Revolution

Performance: May 12, 2022 at 11:00AM

Recommended Audience: Middle School, High School

The year is 1968 and times are a’changing. Two graduate students are forced to share a lab at Columbia University and find they are opposed in more ways than just their scientific disciplines. Amid interpersonal differences, a campus devolving into political chaos, and the uncertainty and turmoil of the outside world, they each discover what it’s like to be thrown into someone else’s orbit. You won’t want to miss this timely new work about finding hope in one another through the uncertainty of the around us.