So Much Drama

A magical meeting of professional theatre and music for the entire 11th grade of Collier County

Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic at Artis—Naples first joined forces with the Collier County Public Schools in 2017 to present Starcrossed, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, free of charge to the entire 11th grade of Collier County (3000+ students). In fall 2019 Shipwrecked, a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, took the stage. This partnership is designed to enhance students’ understanding of Shakespeare’s work while giving them the unique opportunity to witness world-class performances from professional actors and musicians.

Past Productions

Shipwrecked (2019)

When a ship crashes on a mysterious island, dark magic, sinister schemes, and young love collide. World-class actors and musicians from Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic take the stage by storm in this tale of vengeful servants, unearthly creatures, romance, and forgiveness. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Directed & Adapted by Hester Kamin

Cast: Sam Ashdown, Jeffrey Binder, Christopher Gerson, Angela Janas

Starcrossed

The world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, finds new life in a captivating theater and music performance. World-class actors and musicians from Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic will tell this epic fable of feuding families and star-crossed lovers.

Directed & Adapted by Hester Kamin
Spring 2018 Cast: Samuel Ashdown, Kate Eastwood Norris, Angela Janas, and Cody Nickell
Fall 2018 Cast: Samuel Ashdown, Jeffrey Binder, Laura Sohn, and Claire Warden



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