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The Gulf Front Players' First Performance

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Courtesy of The Gulf Front Players

Sarasota’s newest theater company, The Gulf Front Players, is about to present its first show, A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” May 19 at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  We’ll learn more about the play from director and co-star Michael Marcello.  We’ll also explore the Gulf Front Players unique outreach mission with the company’s managing director Nairn’ Gillet.  Proceeds from the company’s public performances help to bring their plays to audiences at senior centers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities and other groups.

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.