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:

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:

“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:

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

Be in ART!


Auditions for Kimberly Akimbo, January 4 & 5

Sunday, January 4, and Monday, January 5, at 7pm

Production dates: March 6-22, 2015

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for its March 6-22, 2015, production of “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Jessica Arnold.

Meet Kimberly: a normal teenaged girl struggling with normal teenaged problems— a dysfunctional family, feelings of being misunderstood, the possibility of first love… and a body that ages four times faster than it
should. This Pulitzer-prize winning play treads that delicate area where black comedy, satire and all-too-familiar realism meet— a rare treat in theatre.

Auditions will be held at the theater (619 South Main Street, in the Baird Center) on Sunday, January 4, and Monday, January 5, at 7pm.

No prepared monologues are required, cold readings from the script will be provided. There may be some movement work, so please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

The Acrosstown is entirely volunteer-run and -operated, and all levels of experience are welcomed. Backstage help is needed, too– please phone the theater at 352-234-6278 (352-BE IN ART) if you would like to get involved!

If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family :)

Character breakdown (all ages and types will be considered; the ensemble as a whole will determine casting):

5 characters: 2M 3W:

Kimberly, a teenage girl with an aging disease who struggles to find happiness in a chaotic family where nobody understands her

Buddy, her father, an alcoholic (becomes sober midway through the show) who only wants what’s best for Kim

Jeff, a nerdy boy who is basically Kimberly’s love interest, who is neglected by his father at home

Pattie, Kimberly’s mother who thinks she is dying and is pregnant with her second child

Debra, Pattie’s sister who causes the family some problems and lives with them on and off

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

  • Mission

    The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s mission is to engage, educate, challenge, and inspire the minds and hearts of our diverse community of patrons through the healing mediums of artistry, community outreach, and sponsorship of local talent wherever we may find it; and by practicing mindful, compassionate awareness of the importance of culture in our lives. Founded in 1980 and staffed entirely by volunteers, the ART is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit.