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Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre – “Southwest Florida’s Premier Professional Theatre!” 

The Florida Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit professional performing theatre located in the heart of the Fort Myers River District. Florida Rep is Lee County’s largest nonprofit performing arts organization and its work has garnered national attention for the seventh consecutive season.  

The Wall Street Journal's acclaimed drama critic and best-selling author, Terry Teachout, gave Florida Rep a sterling review, calling its January 2014 production of Arsenic and Old Lace "very, very funny!" adding to his 2009 praise, when he told two-million readers nationwide to "Make haste to Fort Myers, where the weather is warm and the theater fine!" 

Florida Rep is pleased to announce 2017-2018 its 20th Season! Join us in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre for nine great plays!

Outside Mullingar
by John Patrick Shanley
Sept 19-Oct 22, 2017

From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a delightful romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Outside Mullingar follows the unlikely romance of two lovable misfits. Anthony and Rosemary are farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, a familial rivalry, and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

by A.R. Gurney
Oct 24-Nov 15, 2017

Sylvia is BACK by popular demand! This revival of Florida Rep’s biggest hit is the perfect play to celebrate twenty years! The Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep’s 2011 production of A.R. Gurney’s classic “clever and cute in all the right ways!” When empty nesters, Greg and Kate, find themselves at a crossroads – his career winding down and hers is ramping up – they move to Manhattan to escape the suburbs. Kate thinks the dog phase of her life is over, but when Greg brings a street-smart labradoodle named Sylvia into their home, all bets are off. Sylvia quickly becomes a bone of contention, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect.

by Ayad Akhtar
Nov 7-Dec 10, 2017

Disgraced is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an engaging and provocative story of religion, race, and betrayal. Contemporary attitudes are put under the microscope in this fearless play about a successful Muslim-American lawyer who has worked hard to achieve the American Dream. Amir is on track to attain his lifelong ambition to partner in his law firm, but when an innocent dinner party turns dangerous, he finds that success comes at a cost.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Nov 28-Dec 17, 2017

It is the winter of 1939: Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland. But in Atlanta, the city’s elite German Jewish community is more concerned with who is attending the social event of the season than with the mounting tensions in the world. In this Tony Award-Winning BEST PLAY from the author of Driving Miss Daisy, a tender love story plays out against the backdrop of impending war. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a touching romantic comedy that is also a beautifully written portrait of a Jewish family facing who they are and where they come from as generations and cultures clash in the American south.

Night and Day: A Cole Porter Revue
by Robert Cacioppo • Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Dec 19 - Feb 25, 2018

Anything Goes in this BRAND NEW musical tribute to one of America’s most beloved songwriters! Night and Day: A Cole Porter Revue is brought to you by the same creative team behind Fascinatin’ Gershwin and Too Marvelous for Words, this thrilling and glamorous revue features over forty songs from a film, Broadway, and recording career that spanned decades. Porter penned some of the most-sung songs of the 20th century, and you’ll fall in love with them all over again when you journey back in time with “It’s De-Lovely”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Let’s Fall in Love”, “In the Still of the Night”, and so many more!

How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn
Jan 9 - 31, 2018

One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and three couples heading for trouble cause matrimonial mayhem in this expertly written farce from the genius mind of Alan Ayckbourn. Experience comedy at its finest as two dinner parties – on separate nights – unfold at the same table. Two couples entangle themselves in a mixed-up love triangle and another gets caught in the middle as fidelity is put to the test. Social graces go out the window as love, lust – and even table manners – take center stage in this unique and clever farce.

The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson
Feb 13 - Mar 7, 2018

This timeless American classic tells the inspiring true story of how a determined teacher was able to save young Helen Keller from her isolated silence. Just before the turn of the 20th century, desperate for help, the Keller Family hires a young woman to help their blind and mute daughter learn to communicate with the outside world. Annie Sullivan sees that Helen is more than a spoiled and violent child trapped behind a wall, and against tremendous odds, she frees Helen’s spirit and opens her mind. Made famous by the film starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker, is a moving, inspirational, and electrifying story of perseverance, friendship, and hope.

by Joe Masteroff • Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood • Music by John Kander • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 20 - Apr 11, 2018

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and in a seedy Berlin nightclub, the master of ceremonies tells the audience to leave their troubles outside. With the Kit Kat Klub as the backdrop, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous lives of Berlin’s natives and expats as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Electrifying and harrowing, Cabaret follows an American writer in Berlin, his love affair with an English singer, Sally Bowles, and his journey of self-discovery and awakening in a dangerous time. Cabaret celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year with a third Broadway revival and subsequent national tour and has won Tony Awards for Best, Musical, Best Revival, Best Score. The 1971 film adaptation starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey won a record 8 Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture.

George Washington’s Teeth
by Mark St. Germain
Apr 3 - May 6, 2018

A World Premiere! A hilarious comedy that follows the exploits of the women of the beleaguered New Bunion Historical Society as they battle the male city council to keep the doors open. With time running out to renew their lease, the ladies must find creative ways to snare new members and lure visitors to their sleepy, New England town. When a set of George Washington’s dentures turns up in the hands of an unexpected rival, the ladies of the Society brace themselves for all-out war. Heartfelt and historic, this new farce proves that our differences don’t divide us, they make us strong.

Be sure to support your local theatre
and check the early dates for previews. We suggest that you call the box office today and book your tickets to see these wonderful productions!

Florida Rep is also proud to include a vibrant and expanding Outreach and Education department. Florida Rep Education provides children of all ages (and adults!) with numerous opportunities to experience the arts, including classes, camps, field trips, and more! Visit us today and find out why The Wall Street Journal called us “one of America’s TOP repertory companies!”

Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 First Street
Ft Myers, Florida 33901

239-332-4488 Box Office


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