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Eleanor Blair Painting Adds Colorful Flair to Downtown Festival’s Poster

The longtime Gainesville artist backtracked a few years to find just the right image to promote the 38th annual show this weekend in downtown Gainesville.

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Matheson Museum Honors Tom Petty With Its First Music-Related Exhibit

The downtown history museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, where a young Tom Petty performed long before the Heartbreakers.

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‘Florida Man’ Will Take You Places Where Few Plays Have Gone Before

Michael Presley Bobbitt’s comedy has already played off-Broadway. This week it premieres locally at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

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‘Sordid Lives’ Travels Rocky Road to Very Heart of Dysfunction Junction

Actors’ Warehouse presents Del Shores’ play that puts a comedic twist on a tale of unconditional love, acceptance and “coming out” in a Texas family.

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‘The Blameless’ Asks Tough Question: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

The Hippodrome Theatre presents the east coast premiere of Nick Gandiello’s play that explores the power of familial bonds under the most extraordinary circumstances.

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Q&A with Michael Presley Bobbitt: The Phenomenon of ‘Sunset Village’

The Gainesville playwright, fresh off another trip to New York, is bringing his play about a swinging retirement community across town to Gainesville Community Playhouse.

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The ART’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Offers Proof There Are Two Sides to Every Person

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre begins its 39th season with a pop-rock musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel about a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry.

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‘God of Carnage’ Parental Advisory: Grownups Acting Just Like Children

Actors’ Warehouse opens its 2019-20 season with Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play about two sets of parents who need time-out.

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‘Curious Incident’ Takes Audiences on Teenage Boy’s Magical Mystery Tour

The Hippodrome and UF School of Theatre + Dance present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” to open the 2019-20 mainstage season.

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After 33 Years, Actor Finally Makes Triumphant Return to the Stage

Jacquie Garvey plays a stroke victim in the Actors’ Warehouse play “Fuddy Meers,” but that’s nothing compared to what she’s endured in real life.

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