"The Liar" by David Ives, at Gulfshore Playhouse in 2015. Pictured: Kate Villanova, Alexis Hyatt, and Kate Siepert. (Photo by Pedro Zepeda)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season

The season will include a world premiere, classic plays, farces, and more.

NAPLES, FLA.: Gulfshore Playhouse has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring six productions.

“With time-tested classics, hilarious new comedies, and important new works, this year’s season has something for everyone,” said founding artistic director Kristen Coury in a statement. “Our world-class professional actors will inspire, entertain, and remind you of the importance of art and education in our community.”

The season will start with Paradise (Oct. 14-29), by Laura Maria Censabella, about a Yemeni-American student at an inner-city high school who asks her mysterious science teacher to embark on a neurological study.

Next up will be Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies (Nov. 11-Dec. 10), a comedy about two struggling Shakespearean actors plotting to trick an elderly woman into gifting them her inheritance.

Following will be The Price (Jan. 13-Feb. 4, 2018), by Arthur Miller, about two estranged brothers reuniting in their childhood home to sell the family estate.

The season will continue will Scapino (Feb. 17-March 18, 2018), adapted by associate artistic director Jeffrey Binder from Molière, a farce about a servant devising a grand scheme to help two pairs of lovers from different mafias unite against parental opposition.

Next will be the world premiere of Deb Hiett’s Miss Keller Has No Second Book (March 31-April 15, 2018), about an author who questions her duty as an artist when an event brings unexpected visitors into her reclusive life. Amy Van Nostrand and Maureen Silliman will star.

The season will conclude with The Mystery of Irma Vep (April 28- May 20, 2018), by Charles Ludlam, a two-person play that spoofs iconic gothic melodramas complete with mummies, ghosts, and vampires.

Founded in 2004, Gulfshore Playhouse presents new and classic works, and hosts community events and educational programming.

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