Fri Mar 24 2023 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm


The Florida Ballet | Jacksonville, FL

A portrait of human struggle and how the human spirit faces some of life’s most difficult questions and moments
About this Event

The 5 & Dime Theatre Co.



Written by Anna Deveare Smith

What relationships do people have with their bodies? What happens when a body breaks down? What kind of healthcare do people receive? What keeps people alive? How much control do people have over their health? How do people face the realities of disease and dying? What happens when people die? There are as many answers to these questions as there are people in the world. Anna Deavere Smith uses the exact words of 20 different people as they speak to these hard questions. Professional athletes, a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, a former supermodel, the mother of a young woman with AIDS, a minister and others: each person has a different perspective, different experiences, different feelings. Combined, they create a portrait of human struggle and how the human spirit faces some of life’s most difficult questions and moments.


Kate McManus

Ma Bones

Madelene Skinner

Mariella Peralta

Shelby Ellis


Zach Rivera, Director

Rachel Jones, Assistant Director

Valerie Fretz, Stage Manager

Bradley Akers, Scenic Designer

Gabe Barnert, Lighting Designer

Elizabeth Rivera, Props Designer

Bethany Paolini, Costume Designer

Erik Anderson, Sound Designer

Fridays, March 17 and 24 at 8pm

Saturdays, March 18 and 25 at 8pm

Sunday, March 19 at 2pm

Thursday, March 23 at 8pm

A special Pay What You Please performance sponsored by PNC Bank Foundation will be held Monday, March 20 at 8pm; reservations not required.

The Florida Ballet

10131 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Tickets prices are as follows:

$22 general admission for online purchases

$25 at the door (cash and credit accepted)

Approximate running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.

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Ever wanted to sponsor a production? YOU can directly make theatre happen as a sponsor at The 5 & Dime with our brand Spotlight Sponsorships!

For only $125 or $250, you can sponsor a single performance of our upcoming production of Let Me Down Easy—all proceeds from this sponsorship help cover production costs such as set, lighting, props, and costumes.

With your Spotlight Sponsorship, you'll receive:

  • 2 or 4 Tickets with RESERVED seating
  • Special Recognition on our website and social media, in the playbill, and during the curtain speech

To become a Spotlight Sponsor, select the date you'd like to sponsor/attend, then choose your sponsorship level!


The 5 & Dime is committed to providing a safe atmosphere for everyone in attendance, onstage, and offstage, at Let Me Down Easy. We appreciate your cooperation with our COVID-19 safety protocols as we bring theatre back to Jacksonville!

*The 5 & Dime reserves the right to adjust or update these protocols at any time with ample notice.*

  • Masks are optional.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • We encourage all tickets to be purchased online ahead of the event for a contactless check-in.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting The 5 & Dime and our nomadic partners, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. All visitors must follow The 5 & Dime's health and safety protocols. Please help keep each other safe!


Where is it happening?

The Florida Ballet, 10131 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 0.00 to USD 250.00

The 5 & Dime Theatre Co.

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