All of our mainstage productions are currently performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This theater is entirely owned and operated by the City of Gulfport, Florida. It is located at Beach Blvd. & 26th Avenue South in Gulfport, FL. We rent this theater for our performances from the City.
Theater rental rates may by obtained from the City of Gulfport by contacting Gulfport's Events Supervisor.
5501- 27th Avenue South
Board of Directors
Eileen Navarro, President
Jim Cartwright, Vice-President
Julius Preston Brock, Secretary
Jim Tobin, Treasurer
Carol Polk- Board Member Honorarium
Donna Naughton- Board Member Honorarium
For our other performances, rehearsals, set buildings, and meetings the Gulfport Community Players have their own theater, known as the Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport, FL. For more information on this particular theater, click on this link.
Play dates: February 20th - March 9th, 2014 (3 weeks)
Director: Eileen Navarro Producer: Jim Tobin
Stepping Out, a comedy by Richard Harris
Audition dates: Feb. 3rd & 4th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: April 3rd - 20th, 2014 (3 weeks)
Director: Richard Rosen Producer: Eileen Navarro
Choreographer: Rose Mallare
14th Annual Summer One Act Festival
Dramas and comedies by various playwrights
Audition dates: May 19th & 20th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: July 10th - 20th, 2014 (2 weeks)
Directors: to be announced
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Back Door Theater 727-322-0316
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Julius Preston Brock
The Gulfport Community Players are now running a two-act drama by Jeff Baron entitled, Visiting Mr. Green, at the HIckman Theater.
The cast includes David Harris as Mr. Green and Rudy Gonzalez as Ross.
The story line involves the elderly Mr. Green wandering into New York traffic and almost getting hit by a car driven by Ross, a young corporate. For this crime, Ross is given a 6- month sentence that involves community service of helping this recent widower once a week for 6 months. At first, these two men don’t even want to be in the same room with each other, but, after a bit of time passes and they get to know one another, those attitudes change completely and they really start caring about each other. Soon old wounds that they've both been hiding for many years are opened and the real drama starts. Audiences will find this play to be very absorbing, very moving, and fit for all ages.
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The play will run for 3 weeks, closing on March 9th.
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It's That Time Again!
Request for One Act Play Submissions
The Gulfport Community Players are once again asking for one-act play submissions from preferably local playwrights. These will be judged in April by a committee for consideration to be used in our 14thAnnual Summer One Act Festival in July, 2014. Their decisions will be voted on and approved during our Board meeting in May. The winning playwrights will be contacted after that voting has taken place. You will not be paid if you win, however, but your play will be performed at the Hickman Theater in July.
Plays should be 20 minutes or less in length, simple to stage, family-friendly, original, and never staged in this area before. The deadline for submissions is March 31st.
You must submit 3 hard copies of your work(s) to this address: