Leading Ladies

Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies
NOV 7 – DEC 10, 2017

Cast of Gulfshore Playhouse ‘Leading Ladies’ elevates farce

In Shakespeare’s time, men would play both the male and female roles.

In Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” a pair of Shakespearean actors are once again pretending to be women — but they do so in attempts to swindle a dying woman out of her money by claiming to be her long-lost nieces.

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BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is Wonderfully Witty!

LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is truly one of the most hilarious, witty, and well-performed plays I have ever seen. It is Gulfshore Playhouse’s first production post-Hurricane Irma, and I have to say, they are starting out incredibly strong, after what I am sure was a tough recovery. (more…)

Gulfshore Playhouse comedy: Donning hair to be an heir

Seams straight. Lipstick on. Heels — high enough for smart young women of the 1950s.

Yet these are two guys. They not only must be young men, but young women in the next moment. Then — who knows? — perhaps Cleopatra and Richard III. (more…)

Gulfshore Playhouse comedy: Donning hair to be an heir
Harriet Howard Heithaus Naples Daily News

Gulfshore Playhouse

Cast of Gulfshore Playhouse ‘Leading Ladies’ elevates farce

In Shakespeare’s time, men would play both the male and female roles.

In Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” a pair of Shakespearean actors are once again pretending to be women — but they do so in attempts to swindle a dying woman out of her money by claiming to be her long-lost nieces.

(more…)

BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is Wonderfully Witty!

LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is truly one of the most hilarious, witty, and well-performed plays I have ever seen. It is Gulfshore Playhouse’s first production post-Hurricane Irma, and I have to say, they are starting out incredibly strong, after what I am sure was a tough recovery. (more…)

Gulfshore Playhouse comedy: Donning hair to be an heir

Seams straight. Lipstick on. Heels — high enough for smart young women of the 1950s.

Yet these are two guys. They not only must be young men, but young women in the next moment. Then — who knows? — perhaps Cleopatra and Richard III. (more…)

Gulfshore Playhouse comedy: Donning hair to be an heir
Harriet Howard Heithaus Naples Daily News

The Show Must Go On


Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples had to cancel its fifth annual New Works Festival, which was already in progress when Irma bore down on the Florida peninsula Sept. 10. That meant grapping with the logistics of getting flights for eight actors and four playwrights who had to return to Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and Montana.

In addition to cancelling its New Works Festival, the company has cancelled its opening play of the season, “Paradise.” Chosen from last year’s New Works Festival, it was supposed to open Oct. 14. (more…)

The Show Must Go On
Nancy Stetson Florida Weekly

Gulfshore Playhouse Education

Theater intensive brings aspiring young playwrights into the process

 

Gulfshore Playhouse offers aspiring playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to create an original work and have it performed in a public reading by professional actors. The STARwrights program is a behindthe-scenes professional theater intensive where students work with Gulfshore Playhouse staff and guest artists to develop their writing skills, create a short play and attend Gulfshore Playhouse productions, panel discussions and opening night parties.

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SURVIVOR TAKES STAGE

Sabine van Dam of Naples and her sister were 4 and 9 years old when their family put on all clothes they could wear, loaded their coat linings with valuables and slipped out the door of their Polish home forever. The sisters were close to the age of schoolchildren who will see their chilling story this year wherever the drama “In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam” is invited in Collier County schools. It’s a collaboration between the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and Gulfshore Playhouse, based on van Dam’s life.

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SURVIVOR TAKES STAGE
HARRIET HOWARD HEITHAUS, Naples Daily News

5th Annual New Works Festival

SEPT 7-16 2017

Tycho’s Fool by Ross Peter Nelson
Hungarian Rhapsody by Susan Cinoman
Buried Under a Blackbird Sky by Stephen Spotswood
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear by David MacGregor
Miss Keller Has No Second Book by Deb Hiett