SEASON 101 | 2020-2021
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.
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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.
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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 fiancé 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 amulti-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.