Kimberly Akimbo – March 6-22, 2015

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its March 6-22 production of “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Jessica Arnold.

Meet Kimberly: a normal teenage girl struggling with normal teenage problems— a deeply dysfunctional family, general awkwardness, the possibility of first love… and a body that ages four times faster than everyone else’s. This Pulitzer-prize winning play treads that delicate area where black comedy, satire and all-too-familiar realism meet— a rare treat in theatre.

“Kimberly Akimbo” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 22 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. There will be a half-price preview performance on Thursday, March 5.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance online (link opens in a new window), by calling the Acrosstown at 352-BE IN ART (234-6278), or at our ticket partners Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Avenue, Suite D– off Main Street near the Co-Op and the CMC) and D-Lites Emporium (4216 Northwest 16th Boulevard– in the Fresh Market plaza) beginning two weeks before opening. Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

Link to our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543706952566734

“A wacky, touching and totally charming dark comedy that gives a whole new meaning to ‘coming of age story.’” —NY Daily News

Another Antigone– January 23 – February 8

ANTIG_WEBSNIPThe Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its January 23-February 8 production of “Another Antigone” by A. R. Gurney, directed by Karelisa Hartigan.

A tenured teacher with opinions all his own. A young, Jewish student with challenging beliefs. A battle over communal obligation and private conscience. In this funny and thought-provoking play, Gurney, with his trademark rich dialogue and sly wit, explores University life from both sides and raises many questions about Antisemitism, academic integrity and the tradeoff between classical education and job placement (to name just a few).

Another Antigone runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from Friday, January 23 through Sunday, February 8 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. There will be a half-price preview performance on Thursday, January 22.

More info at our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672911692935415/

Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance online, by calling the Acrosstown at 352-BE IN ART (234-6278), or at our ticket partners Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Avenue, Suite D– off Main Street near the Co-Op and the CMC) and D-Lites Emporium (4216 Northwest 16th Boulevard– in the Fresh Market plaza) beginning two weeks before opening. Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

Tickets now available online: http://acrosstown.org/tickets/buy-tickets/

“A synopsis can only hint at the romantic strength and richness of this splendid play” —The New Yorker.

Now Accepting Play Submissions!

The ART is completely volunteer run, and this includes our directors! If you’d like to direct here next season, please let us know— we’re accepting submissions through February 15.

And if you’re a local playwright who would like to see your creation come to life as a staged reading, please submit your one-act or full-length play to our 2nd Annual Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase– deadline is also February 15.  This is a terrific chance to get feedback from actors and audience members before you take Broadway by storm!

Submitting your play is to be considered for either event (or both!) is as simple as completing our Submission form (now with fewer words!) at:
http://acrosstown.org/contactus/submit-a-play/

Or, you can email us at Submissions AT Acrosstown DOT org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Be in ART!

 

  • Mission

    Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past.  We continually respect, and challenge-- * ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more, * our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more, * other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more, --and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

    The ART is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit.