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  • We explore and discuss Player Circle Theater’s Florida debut of the Broadway comedy “The Lifespan of a Fact” with director Bob Cacioppo and actors Carrie Lund and Paul Graffy.
  • The Laboratory Theater of Florida in Fort Myers has a robust slate of live theatre offerings throughout its 13th season. We’ll get a preview of what’s in store for Southwest Florida theatre patrons with the Laboratory Theater of Florida’s Founding Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.
  • The Laboratory Theatre of Florida begins its 13th season with the Southwest Florida premiere of the multi-Tony award-winning musical, “The Color Purple,” based on the Pulitzer prize-winning and National Book Award-winning novel by author Alice Walker. We'll explore the production with Director Sonya McCarter and Lab Theatre Founding Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.
  • Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, this week, announced plans for the company’s 28th season. We’ll get a detailed look at the upcoming season with Theatre Conspiracy Founding Artistic Director Bill Taylor.
  • Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers has just announced plans for a robust season kicking off this fall. We’ll take a closer look at how the theatre company has weathered challenges posed by the pandemic over the past year and get a preview of what’s to come for the 2021-2022 season with the Florida Rep’s Artistic Director Greg Longenhagen.
  • Venice Theatre has recently been making some major announcements including the appointment of the nonprofit’s new Artistic Director Benny Sato Ambush, who will join the organization this summer. Earlier this week, Venice Theatre announced plans for it’s 72nd season that kicks off this fall. Following a year full of challenges and a shortened theatre season, Venice Theatre is planning to return with a much-expanded season including classic and contemporary musicals and plays, concerts and family-friendly offerings. We’ll meet Venice Theatre’s new artistic director and get a preview of the upcoming season with Producing Executive Director Murray Chase.
  • Southwest Florida-based actor Rachel Burttram continues to adapt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore growth of the “Tiny Theatre” project she launched back in March with her husband Brendan Powers, their popular virtual interactive murder mystery performances, and Rachel’s experience co-starring in the National Geographic television show “The Right Stuff,” available now on Disney Plus.
  • GulfShore Playhouse in Naples is launching a slightly modified season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the world premiere of the play “Higher” performed by the theatre company’s own Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Binder who also wrote the play during quarantine. The show is being directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury. Both Coury and Binder join us for a preview of the show and for a look at how Gulfshore Playhouse is rising to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
  • Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will continue the theatre company’s “The Best Seat in Your House” virtual performance series June 11 with a special production of three brief, but powerful and timely one-act plays that explore themes including the impacts of systemic racism, racial profiling, implicit bias, police brutality, generational trauma, and equity.
  • The inaugural season of Players Circle Theatre continues with the company’s upcoming production of the “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the…