Our 20th Anniversary Season Announced!March 24, 2017
Join us for our 2017-2018 Season!
Expect a Revival of a Florida Rep Favorite,
Gut-Busting Comedies, A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama, a Brand-New Musical Revue, a World Premiere, and MORE!
Subscribe to our 20th Season today!
by John Patrick Shanley
SEP 19 – OCT 22, 2017 • In the ArtStage Studio Theatre
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a delightful romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Outside Mullingar follows the unlikely romance of two lovable misfits. Anthony and Rosemary are farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, a familial rivalry, and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Starring Ensemble Members, Rachel Burttram and Brendan Powers.
“Mr. Shanley’s finest work since Doubt!” –New York Times
“A valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love!” —NY Daily News.
by A.R. Gurney • OCT 24–NOV 15, 2017 • In the Historic Arcade Theatre
Sylvia is BACK by popular demand! This revival of Florida Rep’s biggest hit is the perfect play to celebrate twenty years! The Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep’s 2011 production of A.R. Gurney’s classic “clever and cute in all the right ways!” When empty nesters, Greg and Kate, find themselves at a crossroads – his career winding down and hers ramping up – they move to Manhattan to escape the suburbs. Kate thinks the dog phase of her life is over, but when Greg brings a street-smart labradoodle named Sylvia into their home, all bets are off. Sylvia quickly becomes a bone of contention, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Once again starring Ensemble Member, Michelle Damato
“Beautiful, funny, touching, and profound!” —NY Daily News.
From the author of previous Florida Rep hits, The Cocktail Hour and Black Tie!
by Ayad Akhtar • NOV 7–DEC 10, 2017 • In the ArtStage Studio Theatre
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an engaging and provocative story of religion, race, and betrayal. Contemporary attitudes are put under the microscope in this fearless play about a successful Muslim-American lawyer who has worked hard to achieve the American Dream. Amir is on track to attain his lifelong ambition to partner in his law firm, but when an innocent dinner party turns dangerous, he finds that success comes at a cost.
A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama! One of the most-produced plays of 2016!
“Politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But….there’s no arguing that they make good theater!” —New York Times
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Alfred Uhry • NOV 28– DEC 17, 2017 • In the Historic Arcade Theatre
It is the winter of 1939: Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland. But in Atlanta, the city’s elite German Jewish community is more concerned with who is attending the social event of the season than with the mounting tensions in the world. In this Tony Award-Winning BEST PLAY from the author of Driving Miss Daisy, a tender love story plays out against the backdrop of impending war. This touching romantic comedy is a beautifully written portrait of a Jewish family facing who they are and where they come from as generations and cultures clash in the American south. Starring Ensemble Member, Carrie Lund!
A Tony-Winning BEST PLAY from the author of Driving Miss Daisy!
“An achingly beautiful play! Luminous and powerful!” —Los Angeles Times
NIGHT AND DAY: A COLE PORTER REVUE
Conceived and Directed by Robert Cacioppo •
The Music & Lyrics of Cole Porter
DEC 19–FEB 25 • In the ArtStage Studio Theatre
Anything Goes in this BRAND NEW musical tribute to one of America’s most beloved songwriters! Brought to you by the same creative team behind Fascinatin’ Gershwin and Too Marvelous for Words, this thrilling and glamorous revue features over forty songs from a film, Broadway, and recording career that spanned decades. Porter penned some of the most-sung songs of the 20th century, and you’ll fall in love with them all over again when you journey back in time with “It’s De-Lovely”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Let’s Fall in Love”, “In the Still of the Night”, and so many more!
A glamorous and thrilling musical tribute to one of America’s favorite songwriters!
From the creator of Fascinatin’ Gershwin and Too Marvelous for Words!
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
by Alan Ayckbourn • JAN. 9–31 • In the Historic Arcade Theatre
One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and three couples heading for trouble cause matrimonial mayhem in this expertly written farce from the genius mind of Alan Ayckbourn. Experience comedy at its finest as two dinner parties – on separate nights – unfold at the same table. Two couples entangle themselves in a mixed-up love triangle and another gets caught in the middle as fidelity is put to the test. Social graces go out the window as love, lust – and even table manners – take center stage in this unique and clever farce.
A masterfully crafted farce from the Olivier & Tony-Winning author of previous Florida Rep hits, Relatively Speaking & Bedroom Farce! Matrimonial discord has never been more fun!
THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson • FEB 13–MAR 7 • In the Historic Arcade Theatre
This timeless American classic tells the true story of how a determined teacher was able to save young Helen Keller from her isolated silence. Just before the turn of the 20th century, desperate for help, the Keller Family hires a young woman to help their blind and mute daughter learn to communicate with the outside world. 21 Year Old, Annie Sullivan sees that Helen is more than a spoiled and violent child trapped behind a wall, and against tremendous odds, she frees Helen’s spirit and opens her mind. Made famous by the film starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker, is a moving, inspirational, and electrifying story of perseverance, friendship, and hope.
A captivating and emotional true story!
A timeless American classic and Tony Award-winning BEST PLAY!
A CLASSIC MUSICAL: To Be Announced April 17!
MAR 20–APR 11 • In the Historic Arcade Theatre
Our 20th Anniversary with a hit musical from Broadway’s Golden Age! We have to keep the title secret for a few weeks, but we promise a riveting story and an award-winning score!
We can’t tell you yet, but look for an announcement on in April to see what classic musical is in store for you in 2018! We promise a dynamite cast, amazing dancers, and a production you’ll never forget!
A WORLD PREMIERE: To Be Announced this Summer
APR 3 – MAY 6 • In the ArtStage Studio Theatre
Be the first audiences in America to see an exciting NEW PLAY! From the hard-hitting portrait of a family struggling to make ends meet in Doublewide to the door-slamming hilarity of The Dingdong, Florida Rep’s commitment to nurture new work continues in 2018! Join us for this year’s PlayLab Festival (Apr. 27-30) to see readings of six plays being considered and to join the discussion as we choose a title.
*All Titles and Dates Subject to Change