Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love. A favorite Shakespearean comedy, As You Like It celebrates the pastoral romance with cross-dressing,
love notes; poetry, brilliant conversation, gentle satire, slapstick and passion.
Written and performed by Jacksonville native Lee J. Kaplan and directed by Padraic Lillis, Bully is an autobiographical solo show inspired by Kaplan's sixth grade journal entries, which detail the verbal, physical and emotional abuse he endured at that age. Kaplan plays multiple characters during the show, including teachers, classmates and other figures from his youth. It is the fight of his life: a story about finding the will and a way to finally stand up to the bullies. Bully arrives at Theatre Jacksonville on the heels of critically acclaimed runs this summer at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC and the New York International Fringe Festival.
Sport produces great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quotable personalities of all time. Though football's Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man—his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible.
This charming new romantic comedy lights up the Theatre Jacksonville stage immediately following its NYC Off-Broadway premiere run. Hilarious circumstances bring together a young Israeli woman with little command of English and a young American man with little command of romance. When the sparks fly, will it be inevitable love or an international incident?
It is May of 1946 and Timmy Cleary has come home from the war to his estranged parents, John and Nettie, in the Bronx apartment where he grew up. He is joyously welcomed at first, but soon past conflicts resurface as the three try to navigate through the consequences of overwhelming marital strife. As time goes by, Timmy finally understands the family dynamics
that shaped his life. Frank Gilroy's humorous and poignant drama won the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
From the pen of Canada's most produced playwright Norm Foster who appeared in Theatre Jacksonville's 2013 International Theatre Festival, Hilda's Yard follows the story of on ordinary family on one ordinary day in 1956 as empty-nesters Sam and Hilda Fluck discover their nest's not so empty after all. When their grown children return home with far-out ideas, will the Fluck family be able to bridge the generation gap? Find out in this hilarious peek
over the picket fence.
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world, and it caps Theatre Jacksonville's 94th season in an exclusive first for local theatres in Northeast Florida. It's 19th Century France. The nation is in the midst of revolution, and convict Jean Valjean is running from the law. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must create a new life and honor his promise to raise the young orphaned Cosette.
This epic story follows the increasingly dangerous cat and mouse chase between the two men as Valjean seeks to protect the ones he loves. Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
Les Miserables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI)
by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.