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3675 San Pablo Rd. South, Jacksonville, FL | Get Directions


ABET Has A New Home!

We’re happy to announce our upcoming 30th season will be at…

The Foundation Academy
3675 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224

We are thrilled about the new location, which will allow us to spread out and expand our productions as well as our audiences. The larger space will allow for social distancing to make our patrons, volunteers, technicians & performers feel safe and comfortable.

Our brand new 2021/2022 Season has been announced!

We can’t wait to see you back at ABET!

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Carson Merry-Baillie

Remembering Carson Merry-Baillie

Carson Merry-Baillie left this stage for a grander role on December 8, 2021. ABET was her vision and her gift to us all, along with many fond memories from that very first play in 1992 to her second “retirement” in 2007. After directing the first ABET play, Tocoi Light, she went on to direct 48 more plays, including all of the Russian plays, acting in many as well as handling the photography and publicity. She loved the theatre and she loved ABET, and we loved her. Her obituary in the Florida Times-Union can be found here. https://www.jacksonville.com/obituaries/p0175376


Shawshank Redemption — May 20 – June 5, 2022

adapted for the stage by Owen O’Neill & Dave Johns
Directed by Tracy Anne Olin

When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King. The Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage.

Shawshank Redemption

$20 online
$25 at the door

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