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Occurs on Tuesday September 17 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


25 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville FL 32601

Event Notes

× In the Hippodrome’s Observership Program, YOU are invited to join the backstage world which few audience members get to see. Join the cast and designers from the first rehearsal to the last. Get insider info about the art of acting. Learn how designers create a production from designs to construction. See first-hand how each show presents unique challenges and learn how we go about solving them. Become an active member of the Hippodrome family and join us to discover how a show goes from page to stage. Our first Observership of the 2019-2020 season is The Blameless by Nick Gandiello; directed by artistic director Stephanie Lynge. This will be the second-ever production of The Blameless, posing unique challenges and exciting opportunities for the Hippodrome creative team. Excitingly, the playwright, Nick Gandiello, will be joining us in rehearsals to directly contribute to the mounting of this production. The Blameless asks audiences a profound question: How can you carry on after living through the unimaginable? Explore this funny, heartbreakingly-real story of a family broken apart by violence and their struggle to heal and forgive.

The Observership package includes 5 classes and 1 ticket to a preview performance. The dates are as follows:

Friday, September 13th (4-6PM) – Crash course on themes of the play – why this show now? – and behind-the-scenes look at the Hipp.

Friday, September 20th (12:45-3PM) – Meet the cast, director, and designers. Attend the first read-through and see design presentations.

Friday, September 27th (3-5PM) – Discuss the creative process with the designers and attend a rehearsal.

Thursday, October 3rd (Time TBD) – Attend a full run-through on the mainstage with the Press in attendance.

Wednesday, October 9th (7-10PM) – Attend a preview performance and observe the director’s notes afterwards with the cast.

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