A new play, Earthquake, written and directed by Mad Cat Theatre Company member Jessica Farr, will be performed one night only, in a benefit performance, as part of the South Beach Comedy Festival with the proceeds going to the Mad Cat Theatre Company.
The plot was described in a Mad Cat news release as “In an attempt to crawl out of obscurity and find himself relevant once again, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Trevor Winston writes a new “hard hitting, important play” bent on changing the lives of its audience members. But as the play passes through the producer’s fingers, the rehearsal process, and the egos of those presenting the work onstage, Trevor discovers he is creating “sensationalist disaster porn disguised as altruism.”
“With his eyes set on a successful Broadway opening that doesn’t completely overlook his original intentions, Trevor finds himself compromising his work for all the wrong reasons. What happens in the eleventh hour when all of his choices hang in the balance and fate grasps him in its hands? Earthquake may just shake up Broadway after all.”
The comedy will also be directed by Jessica Farr, with Paul Tei as artistic director. The performance is 8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8 at The Gleason Room Backstage at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
Earthquake will feature Antonio Amadeo, Noah Levine (Mad Cat company member), Bonnie Sherman (company member), Andres Maldonado, Carey Hart (company member), Caiti Wiggins, Michael Gioia and Amanda Corbin. The sound design will be by Matt Corey and costume design by Karelle Levy (company members).
Mad Cat first took part in the South Beach Comedy Festival in 2010. Some of Mad Cat’s regular season productions have originated in early developmental performances at the festival.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.madcattheatre.org, at The Fillmore box office or by calling (305) 673-7300. For all festival information and tickets visit www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com. The festival runs from April 8-11.