Openings and Closings
Opening this week:
I Am My Own Wife
at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Doug Wright’s stunning play that provides a tour de force with Tom Wahl playing 30 roles in this mostly-true story of survival narrated by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf , a Berlin transvestite who outlasted the Nazis and then the Communists – but at a questionable ethical cost.
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October 4 – 21
The King and I
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave.
The boy-meets-girl plot of this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is woven into the historical context of the British Imperialism in Asia. It is also the story of a clash between cultures and the dynamics between Great Britain and The Orient. The King of Siam invites an English governess to come to his country and teach the children of his many wives about the modern world. Yet he himself resists changing his traditional role as the benevolent patriarchal dictator until the bold young governess wins his heart and his respect.
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707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale
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Area Stage Company
560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables,
A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a long-running Off-Broadway hit, David Rimmer’s play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent ‘60s. The language is frank, but unfailingly funny, as the four struggle with impending adulthood and their awakening sexuality. The music of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys is ever present as a telling counterpoint to, and emotional anchor for, the lives of the young foursome. (Professional)
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Balm in Gilead
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
Lanford Wilson’s first major play written in 1965 centers on a cafe frequented by heroin addicts, prostitutes and thieves. Directed by NWSA faculty member Gail Garrisan, the show highlights the talents of 28 New World School of the Arts college and five high school students, along with guest artist Rayner G. Garranchan, a 2011 graduate from the NWSA college program.
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A Talent For Murder
Delray Beach Playhouse (Mainstage)
950 NW 9th, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281 Ext. 4
What if Agatha Christie had become the intended victim in one of her own mysteries? That is the premise of this witty and constantly surprising comedy mystery about a world famous mystery writer, a deeper mystery written by Jerome Chodoror and Norman Panama. (Community)
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Oct. 5 -28
Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre
500 71st Street, North Miami Beach
A revival of the locally popular play about a Russian Jewish immigrant and his bride who are relocated to Texas just after the turn of the century. They move in with a Southern Christian banker and his wife. The play follows two generations of these different families and how their lives intertwine. This is a remount of this summer’s successful revival at Stage Door’s Coral Springs venue. Read our review, click here.
No closings this week.