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Annie Russell Theatre

The longest continuously operating theater in Florida and named to the National Register of Historic Places, the Annie Russell Theatre stages an exciting season of musicals and plays that feature student performers.

Welcome to the Annie!

For the 2021-2022 Season we have chosen the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as our beacon. The Pulitzer "recognizes distinguished plays by American authors, preferably original in their source and dealing with American life."

The season after next will be a magnificent milestone for the historic Annie Russell Theatre - her 90th birthday! And what better way to anticipate that celebration than to take a look at the rich and diverse range of works recognized as the finest American plays written since the Annie first opened her doors back in 1932?

Season 89 offers you the best of the best: a couple of classic crowd-pleasers alongside provocative newer fare. Join us as we juxtapose Neil Simon's wit with Tennessee Williams' steamy lyricism, Lynn Nottage's timely Sweat with Yorkey and Kitt's mind-blowing Next to Normal

We made it thorugh Season 88 by - if you'll allow me! - The Skin of our Teeth (another Pulitzer winner, by the way). The two things I value most - theatre and education - were among the hardest hit by Covid. It appears that we are, at long, long last, rounding a corner. 

Thank you for sticking with us through The Weirdest Season Ever. My dream is that I will stand in the lobby this fall to personally welcome you back to our beloved theatre. Until then, be well and be safe.

I'll see you at the Annie!

Thomas Ouellette
Professor of Theatre & Dance
Producing Director, Annie Russell Theatre
Summer 2021



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