Written and performed by Jacksonville native Lee J. Kaplan and directed by Padraic Lillis, Bully is an autobiographical solo show inspired by Kaplan's sixth grade journal entries, which detail the verbal, physical and emotional abuse he endured at that age. Kaplan plays multiple characters during the show, including teachers, classmates and other figures from his youth. It is the fight of his life: a story about finding the will and a way to finally stand up to the bullies. Bully arrives at Theatre Jacksonville on the heels of critically acclaimed runs this summer at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC and the New York International Fringe Festival.
"Bully is devastating and should be required viewing."
- The Washington Post
The performance is as physical as any I've seen...
[Lee] is enormously engaging and empathetic."
"The combination of these emotionally intense
moments and comedic anecdotes make this show a contender."
SPECIAL FREE FAMILY PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 @ 2pm
FREE ADMISSION for Saturday Matinee ONLY on a first come, first serve basis for children and their parents/guardians.
Free performance is appropriate for all school age children. Other performances recommended for children age 13 and over.
ADMISSION CHARGED FOR ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES.
$15 general public / $10 subscribers and students
There will be a TALK BACK with Mr. Kaplan and representatives from Mental Health America of Northeast Florida immediately following each performance.