International Theatre Festival premiers in Jacksonville

Theatre Jacksonville offers progressive live theatre in festival setting for 1st time

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco is bringing international arts to the River City in three upcoming performances designed to engage, challenge and inspire its audience.

Sarah Boone is the executive director of the Theatre.

"This really is a unique opportunity for the public here in Jacksonville to celebrate performing arts from beyond our borders in three North Florida premiers," said Boone.

Boone said three shows coming to Jacksonville are "On a First Name Basis," "The Bad Arm," and "Tsunami Tales."

"Each one is incredible entertaining and affordable," said Boone.

Boone says "On a First Name Basis" is a heart warming story of a very successful Canadian novelist and his maid of 28 years. The novelist suddenly discovers that he doesn't know anything about this maid, but she knows everything about him.

"The Bad Arm - Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer" is about a mother who teaches her children about Irish dancing and a daughter who doesn't know when to stop.

The third performance, "Tsunami Tales," are stories of humanity following the tsunami that hit the coast of Japan in 2011.

"A talented cast of local actors from the First Coast brings to life this compilation of emails, letters, broadcasts and other eye witness accounts of the devastating tsunami," said Boone

The International Theatre Festival can be seen in San Marco on January 18th, 19th, and 20th. Adult Admission for subscribers is $15 and for non subscribers, tickets are $20. The theater is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, Fla.

Donations accepted the Tsunami Tales performance benefit The American Red Cross and it's continuing efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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