SEASON 101 | 2020-2021
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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 Linsey and David Girard, directed by Barbara Colaciello.
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All performances are at 7:30pm, except matinee performances at 2:00pm.
Parents strongly cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
By Todd Kreidler
Based on the screenplay by William Rose
NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family—especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a
multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across
the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace.
Roald Dahl's Matilda, The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED
A captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels
in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story
of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit,
intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents
but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the
course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound
effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize
but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.
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.