Gulfshore Playhouse to Present David Mamet
Gulfshore Playhouse will present the David Mamet
January 27 through February 12, with a preview performance January 26 at the Norris Center.
This hot new Broadway hit follows a law firm taking on a racially-charged case. Two attorneys, one black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. A true case of "he said, she said", Race
will make you question what you thought, what you heard, and what you think you know. This thought-provoking new play by the master of great dialogue David Mamet
is a must-see.
Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury
will direct. "I love to direct theatre that makes you think, and with these actors, it is bound to have the audience debating the themes as they walk out of the theatre" says Coury.
Fresh off the national tour of The 39 Steps, Eric Hissom
will star as Jack Lawson
. Other credits from Eric include The Vibrator Play
at Woolly Mammoth in Washington DC, The Turn of the Screw
at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, directed a production of The 39 Steps
at Florida Studio Theatre
in Sarasota, the world premiere of Ken Ludwig
's The Game's Afoot
at Cleveland Playhouse
, A Moon for the Misbegotten
at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia and August: Osage County
. He has an MFA from Florida State University and has performed and/or directed at many other theatres across the country including Actors' Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse
, Seattle Rep
, Meadowbrook, Cape Playhouse
, Syracuse Stage
, Milwaukee Rep, Asolo Rep, and Cape May Stage.
will play Charles Strickland
. Brent is a graduate of the University of Evansville and the University of North Carolina. New York theatre credits include The Europeans
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2 and Couldn't Say
at Abingdon Theatre. Regional theatre credits include The Crucible
at Hartford Stage, She Stoops To Conquer
, Twelfth Night
at McCarter Theatre
, Richard II
at Yale Repertory Theatre
and A Streetcar Named Desire
and Henry V
at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Brent also appeared in Law and Order: Criminal Intent
is a recent graduate from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. She was last seen in Donald Margulies
at the Penguin Repertory Theater in Stony Point, NY. At NYU, Edena was seen in Henry Box Brown
, Romantic Roulette
and The Ruby Sunrise
. Her other credits include: NYSITP All's Well that Ends Well
,Memphis Women and Fried Chicken, Girl Crazy
, Pres Du Lune
Gulfshore Playhouse is Naples' first and finest professional theatre company offering a variety of stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining productions from important classics to Broadway hits and innovative new works. Their shows are conceived and created in-house using a team of professional designers and technicians as well as Equity actors with credits ranging from Broadway shows to film and television. All Gulfshore Playhouse productions are presented exclusively at The Norris Center in Downtown Naples.
Gulfshore Playhouse's production of Race
will run January 27 through February 12. Tickets start at just $35 and can be purchased by visiting their website at ww.gulfshoreplayhouse.org
or by calling the box office at 866-811-4111.
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