Auditions: Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club

Sunday, August 24, & Monday, August 25, at 7pm

Production dates: October 10-26, 2014

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for its October 10-26 production of “Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club,” by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Bradley T. Hicks.

Auditions will be held at the theater (619 South Main Street, in the Baird Center) on Sunday, August 24, & Monday, August 25, at 7pm.

Both major and minor speaking roles are available. 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 breakdowns available on our facebook page!

Welcome to the Suicide Club— a secret London society where some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a game: the game of murder. But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, brooding, the greatest detective in the world. Does Holmes wish to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? Or doesn’t Holmes want to be saved? A new thriller featuring the famed sleuth in a tale full of mystery, romance, twists and chills.

“Hatcher has a winner with SHERLOCK HOLMES. It’s intelligent, clever, teasing, seductively engaging and just plain fun.” —Tucson Weekly

True West – Aug 22 – Sep 7

ARRIVING to our MAINSTAGE– August 22-September 7

True West

By Sam Shepard

Directed by Michael McShane & George Steven O’Brien

Here is a classic case of sibling rivalry— Austin, the screenwriter, reconciles with older brother, Lee, as their mother vacations in Alaska. Enter the Producer, Saul— and things begin to churn. Witness as the raw emotions build to a head: Can the two brothers coexist? What of the absent father? Will anyone survive the curse of the family and the battle between the old west and the new?

“Shepard’s masterwork…. It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37 year old genius.” —New York Post

Don’t miss this gritty, moving, thought-provoking drama. It features the talents of Michael McShane and George Steven O’Brien as the estranged brothers, Shamrock McShane as Saul and Carolyne Salt, who wishes she never went to Alaska.

True West runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, from August 22 through September 7 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. A two-for-one (half-price) preview is scheduled for Thursday, August 21.

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). Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

Buy your tickets now: http://acrosstown.org/tickets/buy-tickets

2014-2015 Season Gala – August 15 at the Thelma A. Boltin Center

ART GALA 0814 WEBThe Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its Community Celebration Fundraising Gala for the 2014-2015 Season on Friday, August 15th at 7:00 PM at the Thelma A. Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue!

Attendees will enjoy scenes from the ART’s upcoming six mainstage shows– True West, Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Another Antigone, Kimberly Akimbo and A Piece of my Heart.

Between scenes, a silent auction will be held to benefit the theatre, featuring products and services from some of Gainesville’s most iconic shops and professionals. Tickets to shows will be given away throughout the night and specials on flex tickets and season tickets will be available. Directors and board members will be on-hand to answer inquiries and celebrate the season.

Tickets are on a sliding scale, starting at $5. Wine, soda and light hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the night.

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre began in 1980 as a venue for productions that are not part of the usual offerings of a community theater. Here, audiences can see plays by local authors, plays that touch upon current social issues and plays that challenge one’s beliefs and provoke engaging discussion. But there are also plays by familiar playwrights; plays that have been enjoyed by audiences for years.

For more information, please visit our facebook page or phone 352-BE IN ART.

Details on our full season can be found on our Season Calendar.

We’ll see you Friday, August 15 at 7:00 PM at the Thelma A. Boltin Center!

  • 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.