News Briefs: Two Late Additions Plus GableStage’s Fundraiser That CostsYou Nothing

Last Minute News: Two Shows

M Ensemble Company is launching a new play series this weekend only with Hate! An American Love Story, a one-woman piece written and performed by local actress Christina Alexander and directed by Karen Stephens.

No official word from M Ensemble but Alexander’s Facebook page and a message from Karen Stephens provide this information:

The show “addresses various perspectives on love and marriage in America. The major themes are interracial and gay relationships and marriage. … Audience members have a chance to weigh in some of their perspectives.

The show is slated at 8 pm. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street, Miami. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (786) 953-8718

And

Now for something a bit different: MicroTheater Miami’s late night slot at 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays features six 15-minutes plays being performed simultaneously in different parts of the Koubeck Center on 2705 SW 3rd Street at the University of Miami.

Audiences go from room to room, and are able to see as few or as many shows as they like for $5 each. Each piece is performed in a loop five times each night for up to 15 audience members in each performance.

Among the six pieces is Validating the Shit out of Each Other written by Ann Gillespie, directed by Thinking Cap Artistic Director Nicole Stodard, and performed by Jenny Blando, Arianna Coltellacci and Adriana Pascual. It’s described as “a short and brash comedy about how women handle break-ups: oscillating between over-analyzing everything and gossiping about sex.”

Art Isn’t Easy

There’s a lot of fundraising events slated for this fall; we’ll publicize many of them here. But GableStage needs no more than a few seconds of your time and not a dime of your money, to drum up support for its youth programs that have taken theater for over 20 years directly to one million students, the audiences of tomorrow. GableStage is vying for a grant from the Chase Community Giving program, which is looking for evidence of community support. You can do that by voting one of two ways: (a) If you are a Facebook member, sign onto your own page and search for Chase Community giving, click Chase Giving from the menu, search for GableStage and click “vote.” (b) If you are a Chase Online Banking customer, go to www.chasegiving.com and search for GableStage , then click on “vote.” You may vote once through Sept.19.

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