Written in the aftermath of World War II, Love Goes to Press opened in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. Written as a relief for the survivors of Blitzkrieg and ration cards, today it is a devilishly entertaining portrayal of the Battle of the Sexes. In this wise-cracking romantic comedy, set in a press camp on the Italian front in 1944, two women war correspondents - smart, sexy, and famous for scooping their male competitors - struggle to balance their professional lives with their love lives. The two glamorous American journalists are autobiographical creations of the authors: Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles who met while covering the Spanish Civil War.
The performance run of Love Goes to Press coincides with the nationally touring exhibit, The American Soldier, showing simultaneously at the Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts located on the campus of St Johns River State College in Orange Park. Emmy and Tony award winning producer Cyma Rubin curated the exhibit, and is also the subject of the documentary, The American Soldier: Depth of Field. Ms. Rubin has graciously given Theatre Jacksonville permission to screen the video in the lobby during the run of Love Goes to Press.
At each performance of the play, a drawing will be held for a copy of the limited edition companion book to The American Soldier exhibit. Proceeds of the drawings will go to K9s For Warriors located in Ponte Vedra Beach. Theatre Jacksonville is highlighting this veteran's support organization in conjunction with Love Goes to Press as part of the theatre's ongoing commitment to honoring the military community in northeast Florida. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm
sponsored by: J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver