Previews: February 14th & 15th

In a well-to-do Victorian home, a doctor innocently invents a new machine to treat female “hysteria.” While his young and lively wife tends to their newborn baby, she begins to wonder what her husband is up to in the next room. As she tries to uncover what all the buzz is about, the doctor’s new invention sends a shock wave through the lives of his patients and to his surprise, his own marriage. Nominated for three Tony awards, this poignant and provocative comedy explores the nature of love, intimacy, and electricity.

Evening shows begin at 8:00 PM
Matinees begin at 3:00 PM.

$38 Preview Performances Feb. 14 & 15.

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Please be advised that In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl contains tasteful adult content and mature themes. Parental discretion is advised for children 17 and under.

Ashley Bufkin
Mhari Sandoval
Evan Sibley
Alex Trow
Christopher Russo
Hanley Smith
William Connell

KRISTEN MARTINO (Scenic Designer) is thrilled to be returning to Gulfshore Playhouse after previously designing The Revolutionists, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Price, Leading Ladies, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Christians. Kristen is a freelance Scenic Designer based in Chicago, IL. She is an Associate Scenic Designer for XL Scenic and Kevin Depinet Studios in Chicago where she has had the opportunity to assist with designs at theatres internationally. Kristen is a part of the team selected to design the USA’s Emerging Artist Exhibit for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. She received her MFA in Scenic Design form Indiana University. www.kristenmartino.com

 

WHITNEY LOCHER (Costume Designer) National Tours: Into The Woods (NETworks); Love Never Dies (Troika). London: Into The Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory); New York: Georama (NYMF); Woman And Scarecrow, On A Clear DayYou Can See Forever,The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep); Into The Woods (Roundabout); H2O (59E59); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (TFANA); Measure For Measure (New Victory)Cymbeline (TFANA/Barrow Street Theatre); For The Last Time (Theatre Row); Dead Dog Park (59E59); Ethel Sings (Theatre Row); Henry IV, Part 1 (Pearl Theatre Company); The Hello Girls,Nymph Errant (Prospect Theatre Company). Regional: Long Wharf, Folger Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Old Globe, McCarter, Kansas City Rep, Virginia Arts Festival, Cape Fear, Ohio Light Opera. Adjunct Professor at Pace University. www.whitneylocher.com

 

JAMIE A. ECKHOLD (Production Stage Manager) has a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from the University of Michigan.  She apprenticed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL where she had the privilege to work on the original production of August: Osage County (2007), among other large productions at the regional level.  Upon arrival in Naples, Jamie served as the Resident Equity PSM for TheatreZone for 6 seasons, stage managing over twenty productions between 2008 through 2013. Jamie continued to SM at TheatreZone through 2017, and has also done several productions for Opera Naples, including Carmen (2009), Die Fledermuas (2015) and La Traviata (2016).  She is thrilled to return to Gulfshore Playhouse this season for STARCROSSED, Forum, In The Next Room, and Skylight. Previous GP credits include Miss Keller Has No Second Book (2018), My Fair Lady (2016), STARCROSSED (2018), and The Festival of New Works (2016, 2017). Jamie also enjoys being off the grid in the wilderness and group fitness, especially Barre and Buti Yoga.  She would like to thank her husband (aka Best Daddy Ever), for making it possible for her to continue to grow professionally in a field she loves.

 

KENDALL SMITH (Lighting Designer) Theatre credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Walnut Street, GEVA Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare, Weston Playhouse, Syracuse Stage and North Shore Music Theatre.  As the Resident Designer for Michigan Opera Theatre for the last twenty five years, he has designed over 70 productions. Regional Opera companies include Florida Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Kentucky Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Virginia Opera.  Ballet companies include Royal New Zealand Ballet and Queensland Ballet.

 

CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI (Sound Design) – Christopher is a Philadelphia-based sound designer and composer. Recent work: Betrayal and Hapgood (Lantern Theater Company) Charlotte’s Web (Arden Theater); Sweat (Philadelphia Theater Company); A Doll’s House, Part 2  (Weston Playhouse); Upcoming: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Walnut Street Theater) and Skylight here at the Gulfshore. In June 2019 he will be attending the Prague Quadriennale of Performance Design and Space. Christopher has received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, 8 Barrymore Awards and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. MA, Philosophy; Western Kentucky University. For more sounds please visit Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/cmsound) and YouTube (https://tinyurl.com/yd89tm64)

 

JEFFERY BINDER (Director)- Directorial Debut at Gulfshore Playhouse. Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse: An Iliad, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Actor #1), Scapino (also playwright), The Price (Victor Franz), Merchant of Venice (Various), Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, et. al.), My Fair Lady(Henry Higgins), An Enemy of the People (Doctor Thomas Stockmann), Boeing, Boeing (Robert), The God Game (Matt, World Premiere at Gulfshore Playhouse/Capital Repertory Theatre) Broadway: Lion King (Zazu), Lieutenant of Inishmore (James, Original Broadway Cast), Mary Poppins (George Banks), Side Man (Clifford). West End: Side Man (Al, premiere). NYC: Music Hall (Artiste, US Premiere 59E59th), Romance/The New Testament (NY Premieres/Neil LaBute, 59E59th), Dr. Faustus (Lucifer, Scholar, etc., Classic Stage Company), Birth and After Birth (Bill, Atlantic), Princess Turandot (Pantalone, Blue Light) Regional:  The White Chip (Sean, World Premiere), Love in the Wars (Odysseus, premiere, Bard Summerscape), The Master and Margarita (Bard Summerscape), Bob (Bob, Humana 2011), Tartuffe (Valére, NJSF) Television’s “Damages” (recurring), “Law and Order,” “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” MFA, NYU, 1998.

Tickets begin at $42    Box Office: 1-866-811-4111

Evening shows begin at 8:00 PM; Matinees begin at 3:00 PM.

All performances at The Norris Center
755 8th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

Office:  239-261-PLAY (7529)

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ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, except as noted.
Show Attendance Not Required.

Actor & Director Talk-Back

Members will be able to join the cast after the show for a Q&A about the process, the show, or even just to learn what it’s like to be an actor. Actor & Director Talk-Backs will take place the second Thursday of each production following the evening performance.

February 21st

Pre-Show Discussions
Delve into the themes and topics of a performance before you see it by engaging in a group discussion with a member of the Gulfshore Playhouse artistic staff! Pre-show discussions begin 45 minutes prior to the show on their specified date.
February 17th, 20th, March 3rd, 6th
Script Club

Learn how theatre artists translate what’s on the page to the stage! Through a unique partnership with the Collier County Public Libraries, Script Club will consist of book club-style discussions surrounding the scripts for Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2018-2019 productions, diving into the themes and topics of each text as well as teaching the art of script reading and interpretation. With meetings at South Regional Library, this free program is accessible and open to all in our community!

February 19

Curtain Conversations

After the curtain falls, join us for a post-show conversation, moderated by a member of the Gulfshore Playhouse staff, to have a discussion with your fellow audience members about the themes and ideas of the play. Curtain Conversations may feature special guests from the region or the production to further enhance the discussion.

February 24th

Please contact us for Group Rates. Office: 239-261-PLAY (7529)

or email Vivian Brackett at: vbrackett@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

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Special Thanks To

Season Benefactors: Steve and Jane Akin, Jay and Patty Baker
Corporate Partners: Cohen and Grigsby Law Firm
Executive Producers: Christine and Terrance Flynn, Susan Regenstein and Barry Frank, Tom and Nancy Gallagher, Valerie and Nizar Ghoussaini, Mosey and Don Gunther, Bob and Linda Harden, Christine Paddock, Dottie and John Remondi
Show Sponsor: Barbara and Jack Morgan; Fred and Anne Stratton
Star Sponsor: Julie and Sam Wyman
Chocolate Sponsor: Norman Love
Dining Deal: 
The Claw Bar