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A scene from "Hay Fever" at Florida Repertory Theatre, through March 9. (Photo by Joe Dafeldecker)

Florida Repertory Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

The lineup includes a Ken Ludwig farce, a world premiere, and ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.’

FORT MYERS, FLA.: Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the lineup for its upcoming season, which will include nine total productions across its two theatres.

The theatre’s 22nd season will open with Always…Patsy Cline (Sept. 27-Nov. 10), Tedd Swindley’s celebration of the popular country singer.

Following this will be The Fox on the Fairway (Nov. 1-20), a Ken Ludwig farce about love, life, and golf.

Next up will be J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls (Dec. 6-22), a thriller following a wealthy British family forced to examine their morality.

After this will be Alabaster (Dec. 20-Jan. 26 2020), a world premiere by Audrey Cefaly. Chosen from Florida Rep’s 2018 PlayLab Festival, Alabaster is an intimate portrait of survival and healing.

The romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park (Jan. 10-29) will follow. Written by Neil Simon, the Tony-nominated play explores what goes wrong when newlyweds try to play matchmaker.

Next up in the season will be A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Feb. 14-March 4), the 2014 Tony winner for best musical. With book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, Gentleman’s Guide follows a young man juggling a fiance, a mistress, and multiple counts of murder.

Following this will be Every Brilliant Thing (Feb. 28-March 29) by Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe. The solo show is a humorous, emotional, and intimate journey of healing and self-discovery.

Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (March 20-April 8) is next in the lineup. A sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 play, Hnath’s comedy examines how marriage and the roles of women have and have not changed since the 19th century.

The season will close with Ripcord (April 24-May 10). Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, the high stakes comedy is about two women locked in a battle to the death.

Founded in 1998, Florida Repertory Theatre is committed to providing theatre to Southwest Florida, improving the quality of life in the community through the performing arts, and making theatre accessible.

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