8 live theatre shows in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

threads theatreTHREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD: WOMEN OF THE PANAMA CANAL

Oct. 22-30: A Classic Theatre announces will open the 2015-16 season with “Threads of Silver and Gold: Women of the Panama Canal.” Created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the play looks at the role of women who arrived from the West Indies, England and the United States during the construction period in Panama. Director/Playwright Deborah B. Dickey has selected a talented group of nine actors to portray the fifteen colorful characters in the production. Taking the challenging role of Theodore Roosevelt is Kelly McTaggart of St. Augustine.  Also from St. Augustine are Chelsye P. Ginn, Shiray Thomas, Carmel Rowley, Joy Manning, Vanessa Warner and Jan LoPresti-Beach. Coming from Jacksonville are Patric Robinson and Toni L. Philips. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-30; and 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday Oct 25. All performances will take place at the Pioneer Barn at Ft. Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. All tickets are $20 and can be purchase at www.aclassictheatre.org. Call 904-501-5092 or email aclassictheatre@hotmail.com.

THE CHRISTIANS AT LIMELIGHT THEATREThe Christians poster

Oct. 23-Nov. 15: Limelight Theatre stages The Christians, a thought-provoking play which asks, “What does it take to be a Christian in today’s world?” The drama is staged in the black box space, Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org

stone soupSTONE SOUP THE MUSICAL

Oct. 23-25: A one-act musical version of the old folk tale with a good lesson about trust and ingenuity. Three starving soldiers, cut off from their company, enter a small village in Belgium shortly after the battle of Waterloo. The suspicious inhabitants refuse them food and point them on their way back home to France. Only the soldiers’ cleverness saves the day and makes a hearty feast for one and all, seemingly out of one tiny stone. This show is performed by students in the KidzfACTory program at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Show times are 5 p.m. Oct. 23, and 11 a.m. Oct. 24-25. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org.

Flagler play

A scene from Life is a Dream, on stage Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at Flagler College. Photo by Nikki Falcao

LIFE IS A DREAM

Oct. 28-Nov. 1: Students in the Flagler College Theatre Arts Department will stage this show by Calderon de la Barca. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-31, and 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Ticket are $10 and can be purchased at the door prior to each performance or at flagler.universitytickets.com

A VOICE IN THE DARK, A SALEM STORYsalem story

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Told through the eyes of a teenager, A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story is a thrilling and poignant tale from one of the darkest eras in American history. Abigail Hobbs, a shy, yet kind 15-year-old, lives a modest, happy life. But things are changing in Salem, Mass. Healthy girls are becoming ill and whispering of the devil are in the air. Two women have been hung as witches, and a third accused is missing still. When the Nurse Family, with whom Abigail is close, becomes the center of new suspicions, Abigail accidentally uncovers information that could save them. She is faced with a difficult choice: Will she remain silent and let the witch hunt continue? Or will she risk her own safety and speak out for what is right? This show is performed by students in the KidzfACTory program at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Show times are 5 p.m. Oct. 30, and 11 a.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org.

3 by tennAGNES OF GOD & 3 BY TENN

Nov. 19-22: The St. Johns County Center for the Arts  Theatre Department at St. Augustine High School will present two fall productions, John Pielmeier’s classic drama Agnes of God and 3 by Tenn, three short plays by Tennessee Williams. Please be advised these productions contain mature and adult themes. Agnes of God performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, and 2 p.m. Nov. 22.  3 By Tenn performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 22, and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in the school auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

EMOTIONAL CREATURE

Nov. 12-14: This play by Eve Ensler will be performed by students in the Flagler College Theatre Arts Department. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, and 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. This play has mature content. Ticket are $10 and can be purchased at the door prior to each performance or at flagler.universitytickets.com

PROJECT SHERLOCK

Nov. 14-15: It’s elementary my dears! Students will use characters and conventions from the popular Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories to create a unique theatre piece. Performances are 2 p.m. Nov 14-15 at Rock Art Studio, 1333 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine. Email staugyouththeatre@gmail.com or go to www.staugustineyouththeatre.com

 

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