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THE SUMMER CLASSIC IN SAN MARCO:
The Mousetrap
By Agatha Christie

September 18, 19, 24**, 25, 26, 27*, October 1**, 2, 3, 4*, 2015

The world’s longest running play! A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when someone is killed! Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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Always a Bridesmaid
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

November 6, 7, 12**, 13, 14, 15*, 19**, 20, 21, 22*, 2015

In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. If you’ve ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride’s bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying “I do” or been forced to wear the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny comedy is definitely for you.

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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The Light in the Piazza
Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. Book by Craig Lucas.
Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer

January 15, 16, 21**, 22, 23, 24*, 28**, 29, 30, 31*, 2016

It’s the summer of 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan Countryside with her beautiful 26 year old daughter Clara, who has the mental and emotional capacity of a young girl. While sightseeing, Clara meets and falls in love with a handsome Florentine, Fabrizio. Margaret is determined to keep them apart to protect Clara, but as the romance intensifies, Margaret must decide whether or not to release her hold—and bravely give the young lovers her blessing. A smash hit on Broadway and winner of six Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards.

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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The Melville Boys
By Norm Foster

March 4, 5, 10**, 11, 12, 13*, 17**, 18, 19, 20*, 2016

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. So is confronting eldest brother Lee’s terminal illness. But their trip is thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a tender comedy full of vigor about brotherhood and the unexpected.

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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The Explorers Club
By Nell Benjamin

April 22, 23, 24*, 28**, 29, 30, May 1*, 5**, 6, 7, 2016

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film

June 10, 11, 12*, 16**,17, 18, 19*, 23**, 24, 25, 26*, 2016

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order in the ocean’s depths. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

All performances 8:00pm except *Matinee performance 2:00pm **Evening performance 7:30pm

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guerillaGUERILLA SHOW SERIES:
Contemporary cutting edge dramas and comedies that are beyond the traditional. Minimalist and progressive live theatre that will engage, challenge and inspire.

Shows and Dates TBA

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Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.