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Actors, left to right, Nell Page, Sara Morsey and Cristine McMurdo-Wallis, rehearse their roles for the presentation of "Good People" at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville on Thursday, January 2.

Erica Brough/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.


What happens when a blue-collar single mom seeks out an old high school boyfriend (who happens to be a wealthy doctor)? In the Hippodrome Theatre’s new production of “Good People,” the answer is sparks — both comedic and dramatic. And for seven performances of the play, tickets are $15 with donation of specific items earmarked for local charities; call the theater for details.

“Good People”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 2; Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $30-$35, $25 seniors, $15 students. (375-4477,


Friday’s concert by the Gainesville Orchestra, “Of Rivers and Oceans,” will feature Tan Dun’s “Water Concerto” and other works along with an exhibition of water paintings by Margaret Ross Tolbert.

The Gainesville Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $15-$35, $9 for Santa Fe students and staff. (395-4181,

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Music of the Woodstock generation including songs by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors takes centerstage in the touring Summer of Love Concert, which stops at the Phillips Center on Saturday.

Summer of Love Concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$65, $10 for UF students. (392-2787,


“Flora and Fauna of Florida,” the current exhibit at the Matheson Museum, features photographs capturing rare scenes of Florida wildlife and plant species by area photographers through January.

“Flora and Fauna of Florida”: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through January, 513 E. University Ave. Free.


“Devil’s Due”: Horror

“Jack Ryan — Shadow Recruit”: Action

“The Nut Job”: Adventure

“Ride Along”: Comedy


“First Love”: James Patterson

“The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches”: Alan Bradley

“Duty — Memoirs of a Secretary at War”: Robert M. Gates

“The Flamethrowers”: Rachel Kushner


“High Hopes”: Bruce Springsteen

“The River and The Thread”: Rosanne Cash

“Fading West”: Switchfoot

“Songs From the Movie”: Mary Chapin Carpenter


“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: Drama

“Riddick”: Action

“Carrie”: Horror

“Enough Said”: Comedy

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