The Pitmen Painters
THE PITMEN PAINTERS
by LEE HALL
directed by STACI GRANT and LEE HAMBY
July 26, August 2 & 3 at 8PM
July 28, August 3 & 4 at 1PM
THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave
Tickets are $20
*$15 discounted tickets are available to everyone
purchasing tickets up until 24 hours prior to performance*
- - - - Ticket price includes admission to the museum and gardens one hour before curtain.- - - -
Lunch will be available for purchase at The Tree Cup Cafe at
The Cummer Museum beginning at 12pm before Sunday matinee performances
THE PITMEN PAINTERS by Lee Hall, comes to Jacksonville fresh from an acclaimed run in London and on Broadway. This earthy, honest examination of art in ordinary life retells the true story of a group of Newcastle (UK) miners in the 1930’s whose lives change when they mistakenly enroll in an Art class. They went on to gain worldwide attention as artists known as the Ashington Group. Like Hall’s acclaimed film and musical Billy Elliot, this script tells another inspiring story of what happens when working class laborers (or any disenfranchised group) are exposed to the arts and have the opportunity to realize their potential.
RICHARD DeSPAIN as George Brown | KENNY LOGSDON as Oliver Kilbourn
THOMAS TRAUGER as Jimmy Floyd | BROOKS STUDIER as Young Lad
DAVID M. GILE as Harry Wilson | JOSH WALLER as Robert Lyon
KRISTEN WALSH as Susan Parks | TRACY OLIN as Helen Sutherland
and MATT TOMPKINS as Ben Nicholson
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Making Change In Jacksonville
A group of artists and friends came together with a common goal: to make a change in the Jacksonville cultural arts community. From this, The 5 & Dime, a theatre company, was born. It started with a simple question, “Why not us?” And so we offer this: why not YOU? The 5 & Dime opens doors to and for all artists of all disciplines whose passion, skill, drive and enthusiasm need a place to call home. We hope to facilitate diverse opportunities and a supportive environment to feature flourishing talent and collaboration. So, with a renewed hope in what is possible – from people just like you - we boldly set forth on this new venture. Come along, won’t you?
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