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Located in the heart of historic downtown Gainesville, the Matheson History Museum is home to the 1867 Matheson House, permanent and temporary exhibits on Alachua County and Florida history, and a local history library and archives filled with resources for the researcher and the curious alike. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs on local and Florida history.
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601-32601
March 30, 2023 7:00 PM
Free Registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hippodrome-theater-is-celebrating-its-50th-anniversary-tickets-566565571877
Zoom Registration - https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k4UlnkeDTdGe4Khz_RJbHA.
In partnership with the Hippodrome Theatre, we are excited to welcome Nell Page Rainsberger (Actor and Development Consultant) and Robert Robins (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) – two of the Hipp’s longest serving employees - on March 30th as they share the history of the theatre.
From its inception in 1973, the Hippodrome Theatre has brought stories to the stage that explore and celebrate the human condition. 50 years ago, six determined individuals, (Marilyn Wall, Bruce Cornwell, Greg Von Hausch, Kerry (McKinney) Oliver-Smith, Mary Hausch, Owen Wechsberg) took a leap into the unknown, creating a theater that challenged expectations.
Throughout its history, The Hippodrome has pushed the limits of storytelling, creating memorable productions like Equus, The Elephant Man, Amadeus, The Royal, and The Mountaintop. The Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre (HITT), Open Stages and TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) brought innovative works beyond the walls of the theater and into the Gainesville schools and community, proving that theater is an important tool that can be used to explore deep issues, educate, and spark discussion. Today The Hippodrome Theatre is Gainesville’s Downtown Art House, with theatre, educational programs, a cinema, art gallery, and events for all ages.
Region(s): North Central