Theatrical entertainment in early Florida was greatly facilitated by water transportation. The Florida towns with which this story is concerned were all within easy distance, by sea or river, of cities which had well-established professional theatres. They therefore provided actors in those theatres with favorable opportunities to supplement their regular season by a preceding or subsequent engagement; or, sometimes, to fill up part of an otherwise vacant summer.
Dodd, William G.
"Theatrical Entertainment in Early Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol25/iss2/3