Don’t miss Theatre Jacksonville’s virtual production of The Belle of Amherst, by William Luce presented On Demand April 15th -19th, 2021. In the parlor of her Amherst, MA home, the reclusive nineteenth-century poet Emily Dickinson recollects her past through her work, her diaries and letters, and a few encounters with significant people in her life. Luce’s classic play reveals both the pain and joy of Dickinson’s secluded life and celebrates her enormous talent that was not truly recognized or appreciated until well after her death.
Sinda Nichols shines as Emily in this one-woman tour de force performance recorded live on the mainstage at Theatre Jacksonville. And through the magic of online technology, ticketholders will be able to enjoy the show from the comfort of their own home at any time during the run.
The Belle of Amherst premiered on Broadway in 1976 starring Julie Harris in her Tony Award winning performance. The play garnered glowing reviews and has become an oft-produced piece on stages far and wide ever since. Its success may be best described by the author himself in his note to the script:
The Belle of Amherst is a love affair with language, a celebration of all that is beautiful and poignant in life. As it turns out, shy Miss Emily was writing for theater as surely as she breathed. In her every evocative phrase there is theatrical texture. On stage, the strange ways of Emily Dickinson become dramatic qualities in an arena large enough to give them the look of “divinest Sense.” Thus, the theater seems a thoroughly appropriate setting for Emily’s life and art, enabling actress and audience to “climb the Bars of Ecstasy” together.
By George Stevens, Jr.
February 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm
February 21 & 28, 2021 at 2 pm
Join us for our second production of Theatre Jacksonville’s 101st Season as we present Thurgood.
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's first African-American justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Marshall graduated from the Howard University School of Law in 1933. He established a private legal practice in Baltimore before founding the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he served as executive director. In that position, he argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Smith v. Allwright, Shelley v. Kraemer, and Brown v. Board of Education, the latter of which held that racial segregation in public education is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Four years later, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Marshall as the United States Solicitor General. In 1967, Johnson successfully nominated Marshall to succeed retiring Associate Justice Tom C. Clark as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall retired during the administration of President George H. W. Bush, and was succeeded by Clarence Thomas.
The talented cast includes Eugene Lindsey and David Girard, directed by Barbara Colaciello.
All performances are live and online at 7:30pm, except matinee performances at 2:00pm.
Parents strongly cautioned – Some material and language may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Tickets must be purchased 2 hours before showtime to ensure receipt of active log-in/password for access.
The Further Adventures of
Nick Danger, Third Eye
By Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman & Phil Proctor
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm
October 25 and November 1, 2020 at 2 pm
Join us for our first production of Theatre Jacksonville’s 101st Season as we present The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye.
In a funny and satirical homage to the great radio plays that were a staple of entertainment through the mid-20th century, we will be streaming this show online for your listening pleasure at specific performance times. So instead of heading into the playhouse, you can gather around your laptop, tablet, phone or other internet device and have a listen to what would have been the family radio in the living room from days gone by.
The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye is a parody of the hard-boiled detective genre. Just think The Maltese Falcon, but this time with a lot of laughs. The story involves stereotypical film noir situations, including mistaken identity, betrayal, a good guy detective, evil bad guys and dangerous dames. Nothing is left uncovered as our talented voice actors spoof the conventions of those old detective radio shows, right down to the studio sound effects, the sponsors, the on-air host, the convoluted plots, and just about anything else that one might have heard on a classic serial.
The talented cast included Jas Abromowitz, Cathy O’Brien, Rich Pintello, Ron Shreve, David Allen Thomas, and Curtis Williams who also served as the director.