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Pride and Prejudice

THE SUMMER CLASSIC IN SAN MARCO:
Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory
From the novel by Jane Austen

September 16, 17, 22**, 23, 24, 25*, 29**, 30, Oct 1, 2*, 2016

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

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

The Game's Afoot

The Game’s Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays)
By Ken Ludwig

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

It’s December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play!

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

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker

January 13, 14, 19**, 20, 21, 22*, 26**, 27, 28, 29*, 2017

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates, the journey quickly becomes fraught with danger, threatening the lives of Molly and the boys. The winner of five Tony Awards, this magical and hilarious adventure at last reveals the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook and a far-off place known as Neverland.

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

The God Game

The God Game
By Suzanne Bradbeer

March 3, 4, 9**, 10, 11, 12*, 16**, 17, 18, 19*, 2017

Tom is a Virginia Senator and rising star in the Republican Party. When a long-time family friend resurfaces and offers the opportunity of a lifetime, Tom faces a crisis of conviction while his marriage hangs precariously in the balance. The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences.  Winner! The Ashland New Plays Festival and NEXT ACT! New Play Summit.

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

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Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling

April 21, 22, 27**, 28, 29, 30*, May 4**, 5, 6, 7*, 2017

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Meet outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy; her eager new assistant, Annelle; the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; the local social leader, M'Lynn; and her daughter, Shelby, who’s about to marry a "good ole boy." A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre, it is alternately hilarious and touching - and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

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

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Thoroughly Modern Millie
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film

June 9, 10, 15**, 16, 17, 18*, 22**, 23, 24, 25*, 2017

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns", including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.

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

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

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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,
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