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With “The Rainmaker,” Palm Coast’s City Rep Theater Reads Into America’s Most Reassuring Mythologies

| November 17, 2016

“The Rainmaker” is at heart a sentimental comedy that reprises some of the oldest mythologies of America’s Great Plains optimism: the faker and the husband-hunting rube whose mutual combustion unravels their greater selves.

Palm Coast City Rep’s “Mystery of Irma Vep” Is Latest Victim of Hurricane Matthew

| October 14, 2016

Patrons who purchased single-performance tickets will be given refunds. Season ticket-holders will be able to use their “Irma Vep” tickets to attend a performance of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” in February. That show, a fundraiser for CRT, was not included in the 2016-17 subscription package.

Giving Charm a Chance, City Rep’s 6th Season Opens With “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

| September 16, 2016

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” the musical opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Friday, was written not by Schulz but by Clark Gesner, who of course based his “average day in the life of Charlie Brown” on the beloved comic strip characters.

From Charlie Brown to Signs of Intelligent Life, City Rep Launches Next to Normal 6th Season

| August 24, 2016

Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theater is opening its sixth season with its usual mixture of daring, squirm-inducing and mainstream fare, with such uncommon works as “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the musical “John and Jen,” Jean Anouilh’s “The Waltz of the Toreadors” and the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

| July 22, 2016

CRT’s “Odyssey,” staged this weekend at City Marketplace in Palm Coast, stars eight performers ages 15 to 21 in the culmination of the six-week-long workshop that sought to break the performers from the bad habits of middle and high school theater.

Bogosian’s “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” at CRT: The Frightening Drift of American Life, Updated

| May 5, 2016

Those who see the show at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre will find themselves in very recognizably angry American territory even though the play was written in 1990.

“Wrong Turn at Lungfish”: CRT Comedy Pairs Blind Grump and Street Tart in Duel of Wits

| March 10, 2016

A battle of wits plays out between a blind and bitter college professor and an uneducated street tart in “Wrong Turn at Lungfish,” the Gary Marshall comedy-drama at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast, opening Friday.

“The Last Romance” Bids a Golden Valentine for Adult Sensibilities at City Rep Theatre

| February 12, 2016

Joe DiPietro’s romantic comedy at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre stars real-life couple Sue and John Pope, who must act as if they don’t love each other.

In City Rep’s “Working,” A Job Becomes a Musical

| January 15, 2016

“Working,” the musical based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 best-selling book on the American workplace, takes the stage at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Jan. 15 through 24.

Santa Claus Meets His Match: “A Mark Twain Christmas” at City Repertory Theatre

| December 10, 2015

Like the other one-man Twain shows Robert Gill has created, “A Mark Twain Christmas” is composed of about 75 percent of the author’s monologues and writings recited verbatim, and about 25 percent is Gill‘s creation.

To Raise the Roof for Palm Coast Arts Foundation, A Bimbo Is “Born Yesterday”

| November 5, 2015

Annie Gaybis as the sweet but ditzy Billie Dawn is at the heart of Garson Kanin’s 1946 Broadway play, “Born Yesterday,” staged for one night only as a fund-raiser for the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Raise the Roof Campaign, on Nov. 13 in Marineland.

When Slick Adults Become Brawling Children: Reza’s “God of Carnage” Whacks City Rep

| October 29, 2015

Two sophisticated couples become more like savage when they try to sort out their children’s fight in Yasmine Reza’s play, at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre starting Friday and through Nov. 8.

Jesus as Clown, Disciples as Dirty Stinking Hippies: City Rep Returns With “Godpsell”

| October 10, 2015

City Repertory Theatre, Palm Coast’s only daring troupe, opens its 5th season with the rather surpriring and popular “Godspell,” with laughs and sentiment to boot.

Xanax In Song: In “Committed,” Depression Turns Musical on City Rep’s Stage, Starring FPC

| May 2, 2015

“Committed,” the new play at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre,has never been staged outside of New York, features music and lyrics by 2003 FPC graduate Andrew David Sotomayor and a cast repleted with FPC connections.

Barely Less Stingy, More Demanding Palm Coast Completes $30,000 Arts Grants Awards

| March 31, 2015

The amount Palm Coast devotes to the arts remains woefully low, however—amounting to just 37 cents per year per resident. The grant program represents a paltry 0.11 percent of the city’s $28 million general fund budget.

With “Venus in Fur,” Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre Goes Fifty Shades of Dare

| February 13, 2015

John Sbordone’s latest envelope-pushing offering at City Rep Theatre is a play within a play that mixes kinkiness, subtlety, and–as the lead character puts it–a little S&M porn.

Death Becomes Them: In CRT’s “Grace and Glorie,” An Odd Couple Does Hospice (and Velveeta)

| January 15, 2015

In Tom Ziegler’s “Grace and Glorie,” opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Friday, two women are brought together in an unlikely friendship as one prepares the other for death.

A Play Palm Coast Can Identify With: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” at CRT

| November 8, 2014

Nurse Ratched and Mac Murphy duel in an asylum in a war of wills between an authoritarian hag and a master of insubordination, for a good cause: it’s City Repertory Theatre’s interpretation of the Ken Kesey classic.

Everybody Needs a Little Raciness: City Rep Theatre Launches 4th Season With Joyful, Raunchy “Avenue Q”

| October 2, 2014

Nominated for six Tony awards and winner of three, “Avenue Q,” for the first time in Palm Coast, is a hilarious send-up of Seasame Street by way of hard-edged themes–racism, porn, suckiness–featuring puppets and songs. It’s all laughs.

Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

| September 15, 2014

More than a dozen arts and culture events put the focus this week on arts in education in Flagler and Palm Coast, including theater, art shows, a poetry slam and a costume gala.

Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

| August 8, 2014

“Suddenly Last Summer” will be staged for one performance only on Aug. 16, at Lohman Auditorium in Marineland, under the direction of City Repertory Theatre’s John Sbordone, starring Annie Gaybis and Ann Kraft.

Repertory Theatre Will Keep Its Home in a Favorable Arrangement With City Marketplace

| July 29, 2014

The theater will remain at City Marketplace for at least one more year. City Repertory’s future had been in doubt for months with the departure of Hollingsworth gallery, which had been its landlord until its departure this month.

Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

| June 20, 2014

Hollingsworth Gallery and Nature Scapes in Bunnell are near a deal on the gallery taking over a 6,0000-square-foot building to develop new arts programs and a full arts community there, but leaving City Marketplace leaves City Repertory Theatre without a home, and a fourth season beginning in September.

As City Market Place Plays Hardball With Palm Coast, Gallery’s and Theater’s Future There Dims

| May 15, 2014

The new owners of City Market Place want to jack up rent on Palm Coast city offices by 33 percent, and slam similar increases on Hollingsworth Gallery and other long-time anchors of the strip mall, making every one of those tenants question whether they will be there much longer–and placing a cloud on the future of some tenants, such as City Repertory Theatre.

An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

| May 2, 2014

Adam Fisher’s “An Everlasting Name” and Charlotte Raspanti “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” give voice to children and survivors of the Holocaust in a pair of productions ending City Repertory Theatre’s third season at City Market Place, starting this weekend.

In “I Do! I Do!” a Half-Century of Marriage to the Tune of Four Bedposts at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre

| March 29, 2014

“I Do! I Do!,” the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical, traces a couple’s marriage over 50 years through thick and song, and will be staged at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre over three weekends through April 6.

Clarence Thomas as a White Playwright: “Race” Inflames City Rep’s Stage, With Sequins

| February 22, 2014

David Mamet’s “Race” turns the table on an old American convention: the white rapist of a black woman. This time getting away is not an option in a thrill-ride of a play that turns the tables on stereotypes and prejudices. No one is immune. It is the Palm Coast City Repertory Theatre’s big event of the year, under the direction of John Sbordone.

How Now, Wit: City Rep Theatre Makes Twitter of Shakespeare in 90-Minute “Complete Works”

| January 15, 2014

John Sbordone’s City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast opens 2014 with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,” a supersonic and hilarious run through the bard’s play with a strong dose of improv. From Jan. 17 to the 26th at CRT’s City Market Place theater.

Vagina Monologues Dressed Up: Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre

| November 22, 2013

Ever since god allegedly turned Adam’s rib into a companion of the opposite sex, men have struggled to understand women. You can’t blame them: men are not only the weaker sex. They’re also the dumber. In comes Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I wore” to help them out this weekend at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre.

Always Up For Strange Cases, City Repertory Theatre Does Halloween With Jekyll and Hyde

| October 25, 2013

With “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which opens at 7:30 tonight for a two-weekend run, Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre at Hollingsworth Gallery is back to its dark delights with a scary, profound and edgy play of the Robert Louis Stevenson Classic.

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