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Summer Evenings with André

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 7:30pm


Did you know that J. André Smith, founder of the Maitland Art Center, was not only an architect and artist, but also a playwright?! This Summer, the A&H — in partnership with Central Florida Community Arts — will regale you with his tales of treachery and mystery! Three Saturday evenings of play readings will be offered, each followed by a Q&A session. All proceeds benefit the Art & History Museums – Maitland’s National Historic Landmark.

Please note, due to the adult themes, these plays are recommended for ages 13 and up, with parental discretion.

JULY 14:

How to Write a Play: A playwright gets inspiration by hiring his chauffer to seduce his wife, but his plans goes awry when his chauffer and wife actually fall in love. Hilarity ensues.

A Darkened Room:  A young woman seems on the brink of finding happiness and a home, but when a stranger show up in town, she is forced to confront her past.

The Radiant Visitor, or Mrs. Hupp’s Triumph: A quarrelsome couple has their lives changed when a beautiful woman starts dropping by their home. But is she who she pretends to be?

July 14th’s readings directed by Kaitlyn Harrington | Stage directions read by CC Smith
How to Write a Play cast: Mickey Lewis, Holland Hayes, Peg O’Keef, Kaitlin Elizabeth Baxter, Donald Johnston, and Gabrielle Hockensmith
The Darkened Room cast: James Blaisdell, William Moss, Kendall Smith, Josh Melendez, Peg O’Keef, and Sarah Villegas
The Radiant Visitor, or Mrs. Hupp’s Triumph cast: Sarah Villegas, Austin Humphrey, Annabelle Cuitino, and Chelsea Swearingen


Unnamed WWI Play: A soldier, left for dead, returns to reveal the truth about another man who has been labeled a war hero.

Pumpkin Pie – A Shadow Play: When two children go looking for a pumpkin, they encounter a wicked witch. This charming tale of adventure and dismemberment will be sure to delight your children. (If they are age 13 & up!)

The Bandit of the Var: A medieval tale of a prince who has lost his throne, and the woman who can help him regain it. Sure, he kidnapped her, and yes, she’s engaged to his brother, but all is fair in love and war, right?


The Golden Tomb: On a journey to leave New York for a digging party in Egypt with the assistance of an Egyptian Prince, what could go wrong? This group is faced with a battle between power and love. Who will end up lovers and who will love betray?

Advance pricing, with 20% discount — ends July 10th at midnight, with discount code “FIRST” at check-out:
Series (all 3 performances), A&H Members  $48
Series (all 3 performances), Non-Members   $56
Single Performance, A&H Members   $17.60
Single Performance, Non-Members    $20

Advance pricing:
Series (all 3 performances), A&H Members  $60
Series (all 3 performances), Non-Members   $70
Single Performance, A&H Members   $22
Single Performance, Non-Members    $25

At-The-Door Admission:
Single Performance, A&H Members   $25
Single Performance, Non-Members    $28

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July 14
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Art & History Museums – Maitland
231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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