"Next Fall" Searing New Production by 5 & Dime Theatre

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The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company is honored to present the North Florida premier of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. Performances will be held at the WJCT Studio A Sound Stage Join us after the jump for details

Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play's central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, Next Fall goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to "believe" and what it might cost us not to.

Director and newlywed Staci Cobb Grant explains of the show, “I saw this piece off Broadway . . . what I found was a thought-provoking, honest, FUNNY piece about two people falling in love and trying to navigate a typical couple issue [an atheist and a Christian in a relationship].  To me, Next Fall is a beautiful snapshot of the idea that we love people both in spite and because of who they are.”

When asked about the manner in which the play comments on the current socio-political climate, Mrs. Grant continues, “I'm excited to bring this show to Jacksonville in light of all of the dialogue recently being stirred up. But at its core, this play is about two people in love dealing with issues any couple might deal with - they just happen to be two men. I hope their love speaks loudly and that more conversations in our community are sparked as a result.”
This uncommonly striking cast of award winning Jacksonville theatre veterans includes: Kevin Roberts (Adam), Joe Walz (Luke), Kelby Siddons (Holly), Brooks Studier (Brandon), Isom Steve Philips (Butch), and Toni D'Amico (Arlene).

The production team includes stage manager Abigail Saenz, assistant stage manager Evan Gould, multimedia designer Caryl Butterley, set carpenter Michael Schnepf, set and costume designer Lee Hamby, and production manager Zeina Salame.

The 5 & Dime, whose motto has been to, “take part in making change” is approaching its one year anniversary of hosting exciting and innovative artistic events in Jacksonville’s Urban Core.  For more information and reservations visit www.The5andDime.org.  

, 100 Festival Park Avenue in Downtown Jacksonville.  Dates and times are July 20, 21, 27, 28, at 8:00pm and Sunday July 29 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $15, or discounted for advance sale at $10.  For reservations visit www.The5andDime.org.