High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

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2020 -2021 Season

HIGH SPRINGS PLAYHOUSE

proudly presents the 28th season

Enjoy six shows in our 2020 -2021 Season for the great low price of five. Come once to each show or come more times to your favorite show. You decide.

DRACULA
October 2 – 25, 2020
by  Leroy Clark
Directed by Steve Bates
An adaptation of the Bram Stoker’s classic thriller, is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the beginning of the jazz age. Into this Creole and Cajun culture in the courtyard behind Dr. Seward’s home, Dracula begins attacking his victims. Clark has mixed in voodoo rituals, drumming, Spring Carnivale strangers in masks, even comic characters such as Aunt Quincy who likes to drink as much as she likes to eat chocolates.

 

A TUNA CHRISTMAS
December 4 –  20,  2020
by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
Directed by Catherine Karow
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.

 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
February 5 – 28, 2021
By Neil Simon
Directed by Julie Macklin
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

HALLELUJAH GIRLS

April 2 – 25, 2021
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Julie Tucker
Five Southern Belles decide to turn an abandoned church into a day spa. A sixth Belle wants it for her own private museum. The laughs are non-stop as the ladies compete, and then the secret in the church basement just adds to the hilarity.

**This show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

GILLIGAN’S ISLAND: The Musical
June 4 – 27, 2021
By Hope Juber, Laurance Juber
Directed by Steve Bates
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans…romance develops…the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter…it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.

 

LITTLE WOMEN
July 29 – Aug 8, 2021
Louisa May Alcott, author – Scott Davidson, playwright
Directed by Katie Belanger and Mimi Macklin
Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.  This adaptation skillfully compresses the novel while still including milestones such as Meg’s declaration of independence from the tyranny of Aunt March, Amy’s trip to Europe and even Beth’s death.  The play ends with Jo’s realization of her life’s work — the publication of her first novel.  Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives.  Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today.

*Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

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