Thursday, October 17, 2013

PHOTOS: First look at "Something Intangible" from Gulfshore Playhouse"

Ian Merrill Peakes and Shawn Fagan in Gulfshore Playhouse's
production of "Something Intangible" by Bruce Graham.

Here's the latest press release for the Gulfshore Playhouse production of "Something Intangible."
  • Preview (Pay-what-you-can) Tuesday, Oct. 29 (ya'll should go to this!)
  • Preview ($25) Wednesday, Oct. 30
  • Opening Night: Friday, Nov. 1
Set among the glitz and glamour of 1940's Hollywood, the drama goes inside the movie studio and inside the lives of two brothers. One is the creative genius responsible for bringing the first animated feature film to the screen and the other is his loyal brother, who struggles to keep the money coming in to fund the next big dream which will ultimately change the film industry forever: a feature length animated film set to classical music.

Cast: Shawn Fagan, Ian Merrill Peakes, Charlotte Booker, Josh Tobin & Peter Reznikoff. Gulfshore's Artistic Associate Cody Nickell will direct.

"Something Intangible" runs Nov. 1-24. Single tickets start at $33. Half-price tickets are available for all matinee performances one-half hour before the show. Call 1-866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Ian Merrill Peakes and Shawn Fagan in Gulfshore Playhouse's
production of "Something Intangible" by Bruce Graham.

Complete press release below.

Gulfshore Playhouse Continues 10th Anniversary Season with New Award-Winning Drama Something Intangible by Bruce Graham

(October 15, 2013) Gulfshore Playhouse continues their 10th Anniversary season with new award-winning drama Something Intangible by Bruce Graham, playing November 1st  through 24th  with a pay-what-you-can preview performance on October 29th and a $25 preview performance on October 30th.

      

Set among the glitz and glamour of 1940's Hollywood, this lush new award-winning drama goes inside the movie studio and inside the lives of two brothers. One is the creative genius responsible for bringing the first animated feature film to the screen and the other is his loyal brother, who struggles to keep the money coming in to fund the next big dream which will ultimately change the film industry forever: a feature length animated film set to classical music. With deft wit and endearing humanity, Something Intangible explores the ties that bind, artistic inspiration, and that intangible something that can elevate the mundane to the sublime.

Artistic Associate Cody Nickell will direct the production. Last season, Cody directed Gulfshore Playhouse’s production God of Carnage and starred in ‘Art’ and The Whipping Man. Gulfshore Playhouse audiences will also get the chance to see Cody star in the one-man-show Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol in December.

“We are so excited to assemble this spectacular cast to bring Bruce Graham’s play to life. We are having a lot of fun in rehearsals and this beautiful story is jumping right off the page,” states Nickell.

Shawn Fagan is playing Tony Wiston. Shawn’s regional credits include playing Hamlet in the world premiere of Wittenberg at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, and Caleb in The Whipping Man at Cleveland Play House. Ian Merrill Peakes is playing Dale Wiston. Ian has been nationally recognized with three Helen Hayes nominations, two Best of Denver Awards,and  A New Hampshire Theatre Award; as well winning three Barrymore Awards and the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Artist in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Charlotte Booker is playing Sonia Feldman. Charlotte has been seen on Broadway in Born Yesterday and Off-Broadway in Deathbed and Ten Chimneys. Josh Tobin is playing Leo Baxter. Josh’s regional credits include Fifty Ways, As You Like It, Cabaret, and Clybourne Park. Peter Reznikoff will be playing the roles of Doc Bartelli and Gustav Von Meyerhoff. Peter was recently seen in the Broadway cast of Irena’s Vow; other credits include Richard III and Henry VI for the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival. 
          

Gulfshore Playhouse will be hosting their 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on November 4th, 2013 at The Colony Golf and Country Club. After a day of play, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and the chance to win some wonderful auction items. This is a day you will not want to miss! Cost is $350 per player.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase a ticket for our Exclusive Drawing, the 2014 Naples Top Ten Raffle. Only 200 tickets will be sold and the winner will enjoy dinner for four to ten of Naples Top Restaurants! The winning ticket will be drawn at Gulfshore Playhouse’s 10th Anniversary Gala on February 27, 2014. Tickets are $100.

 Take advantage of our exclusive dinner deal with the The Chapel Grill. This seasonal menu features three courses plus a glass of wine or champagne for just $29.95!  Reservations can be made between 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. To take advantage of this special dinner deal, Gulfshore Playhouse patrons must call The Chapel Grill for reservations at (239) 206-4310 and provide their Gulfshore Playhouse e-mail ticket confirmation when they visit the restaurant. This deal is valid only on the date a patron is attending a Gulfshore Playhouse production.

           Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately devoted to creating high-quality professional theatre at affordable prices and diverse educational opportunities for our region. Producing a full season of plays ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary plays and world premieres, Gulfshore Playhouse is committed to surpassing the standards of every valued patron while continuing to contribute to the vibrant arts and culture scene in Southwest Florida.

          Gulfshore Playhouse’s production of Something Intangible will play November 1st  through 24th  with a pay-what-you-can preview performance on October 29th and a $25 preview performance on October 30th. Three, Four, and Five-show subscriptions and single tickets are available now! Single tickets start at $33. Half-price tickets are available for all matinee performances one-half hour before the show. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111 or visiting our website at www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2013-2014 season continues with a heartfelt reimagining of Dicken’s classic tale Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s The God Game, Ken Ludwig’s new hilarious play The Game’s Afoot, and Arthur Miller’s American classic, All My Sons.  All shows in the 2013-2014 season are presented at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples.

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