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Rennie (played by Patricia Thomson) sits in her wheel chair while rehearsing a scene from "Chasing Manet" with Rita (played by Beverly Turner) on Jan. 16 at the Gainesville Community Playhouse.

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Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.



What's Ahead

Vilde Frang: Violinist performs with pianist Michail Lifits, 7:30 p.m., Squitieri Studio Theatre, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30, $10 for UF students. (392-2782,
2013 Jubilus Festival: The Post-Haste Reed Duo performs, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Road.
“A Servant of Two Masters”: Comedy about love and mistaken identities in 18th century Venice, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Constans Theatre, McGuire Pavilion, UF campus. Tickets: $13-$17. (392-1653)
“The Amen Corner”: James Baldwin's drama about a female pastor at a church in Harlem, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Actors Warehouse, 608 N. Main St. Tickets: $15. (870-0064,
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire: Annual festival with jousting, themed performers, food and more, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave. Cost: $7-$14 adults, half-price on Friday. (393-8536)
Good Lovelies: Canadian folk-roots trio performs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Squitieri Studio Theatre, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35. (392-2787,
Jubilus Festival: “Festival of Song,” honoring the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St.

‘Chasing Manet,” Linda Howe's comedy about the inhabitants of an assisted living facility and two women who plot an escape to venture to Paris, runs through Feb. 10 at the Gainesville Community Playhouse.

“Chasing Manet”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse. Tickets: $16, $10 children and students. (376-4949,


The Hippodrome's production of “Venus in Fur,” David Ives' critically acclaimed play about a demanding director and the seemingly ill-prepared actress he auditions, has been extended through Feb. 10.

“Venus in Fur”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10, Hippodrome Theatre. Tickets: $15-$35. (375-4477,

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Final performances of “The Star-Spangled Girl,” Neil Simon's 1960s comedy about two radical-magazine publishers and the patriotic woman who moves in above them, are Friday through Sunday at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

“The Star-Spangled Girl”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $12, $10 students, seniors, educators and military personnel. (505-0868,


Two renowned guitar ensembles — the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio — join for a performance of styles ranging from rock and jazz to world and classical, on Friday at University Auditorium.

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio: 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $25-$35. (392-2787,


“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2,” action

“Hotel Transylvania,” animated comedy

“Paranormal Activity 4,” horror

“Seven Psychopaths,” crime drama

”The Awakening,” thriller


“Bullet to the Head,” action

“Stand Up Guys,” drama

“Warm Bodies,” romantic comedy


“Prodigy,” Marie Lu

“Until the End of Time,” Danielle Steel

“Better Than Good Hair,” Nikki Walton

“A Passion for Him,” Sylvia Day


“Passione,” Andrea Bocelli

“Love, Charlie,” Charlie Wilson

“Heartthrob,” Tegan & Sara

“No Fairy Tale,” Lisa Loeb

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