Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Players By The Sea hosting fundraiser for upcoming show

Players by the Sea Theatre will host a fundraiser on January 18th to raise money for “Romeo & Juliet” that takes the Main Stage in February.  The special fundraising event begins at 6 pm with a silent auction.   Attendees can expect opportunities to win reserved tickets to the show, have a show night dedicated to them or someone special, and more.  There will also be a stage fight demonstration, much like what will take place on stage for “Romeo & Juliet”.

Amy Canning Love and Ashley Jones are directing the show.  All funds collected from this special event will go towards cultivating their magical, futuristic vision.  Romeo & Juliet will feature a cast of 20 women.  All parts are played by female actors.

“Much like we never know why the two households are at war with each other; we are never sure where the men in the play are located or even if they even exist at all—we can only speculate that the women were able to survive without them… the one gender cast in Shakespeare is a modern tradition- but only to be celebrated when executed with fidelity and purpose.  We have such purpose and that purpose will sharpen even more as we prepare,” say Canning Love and Jones about their production.

“Romeo & Juliet” will show at Players on February 20, 21, 22, and 23.  Tickets are available now at playersbythesea.org or by calling the Box Office at (904) 249-0289.  Season Membership packages cannot be applied to this show.

About Players by the Sea - For over fifty-three years, Players by the Sea has brought quality creative and classic theatre to the Jacksonville community.  Players mission is to enrich the community through excellence in theatre.  The nonprofit community theatre welcomes all creative artists to participate in making the magic of theatre come to life, whether on stage, through advocacy or assisting backstage.

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