News Of Slow Burn, New Theatre And Infinite Abyss

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Slow Burn Theatre Company is staging a song cycle musical as a fundraiser for itself and its host venue West Boca High School Drama Department on Thursday and Friday— and true to form, it’s a little-known piece focusing on the problems that face young adults in the 21st Century.

Edges, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is described as “a charming and witty examination of some of the many and varied trials of adulthood – touching on such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning.”

The news release states, “The musical explores the questions that four young adults face as they come of age and seek simple truths in a complex world: how many other people also spend Friday nights at home on Facebook; or what to do when your boyfriend likes theatre and flower arranging a little bit too much! With warmth and humor, the musical vignettes follow them on a journey of confronting emotions, escaping expectation, and deciphering complicated relationships.”

The production will be staged at the high school auditorium where Slow Burn has performed for the past five seasons. The company moves next season to the
Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

“We’ve always been grateful to West Boca for taking a chance on us way back when and giving us a start.” said Matthew Korinko, executive director of Slow Burn Theatre Company. “And though it’s a collective effort between us with every show we do, we thought it would be great to end this year with an event that can benefit us both.”

The cast of Edges includes Abby Perkins, Nicole Piro, Carbonell Award nominee Bruno Vida and Alexander Zenoz. The show is directed by Carbonell and Silver Palm Award winner Patrick Fitzwater, with musical direction by Carbonell Award winner Eric Alsford.

The show will be presented at West Boca Performing Arts Theater on the campus of West Boca Raton High School on 12811 West Glades Road. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door each night.

Short Takes

New Theatre is holding its twice-a-year Miami 1-Acts on Saturday and Sunday featuring 16 plays, 16 directors and uncounted actors at two different locations this year.

In Saturday, you can see half the short plays at 4:30 p.m. and the other half at 8:30 p.m. at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes. On Sunday you can see half of the same roster at 1 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. at Artistic Vibes, a warehouse space at 12986 SW 89 Ave. in Miami near the Falls Shopping Center.

Admission is $12 per program or $20 for both programs. Happy hour before the show.

Program A:
Regresar, by Raquel Almazan, Directed by Marina Pareja
A Life Enriching Community, by Philip Middleton Williams, Directed by Jerry Jensen
P.O.W — A Purgatory Of War, by Will Cabrera, Directed by Andrea Bovino
Swamp Girl, by Marj O’Neill-Butler, Directed by Chachi Colon
Sixty Shades Of Shake, by Vanessa Garcia, Directed by Michael Leyte-Vidal
A Foot Apart, by Brian Cohen, Directed by Cynthia Joyce Clay
Perfect Pitch, by David Victor, Directed by Vanessa Elise
The Lesson, by Ron Ayala, Directed by Steven Chambers

Program B:
Lucky Thirteen, by Todd Caster, Directed by Jair Bula
Honeymoon 2014, by Frank Quintana, Directed by Kenya Moore
Wake Up Santa, by David Bernstein, Directed by Will Cabrera
Going, Where, by Thomas D. Valls, Directed by Amanda Ortega
Reality Sucks, by Sonia Cordoves, Directed by Frank Quintana
Michael Bay Wants…, by Ruben Diaz, Directed by Ivan Lopez
Naked Girls Eating, by Alexis Roblan, Directed by Erik J. Rodriguez
Vertical Constellation With A Bomb, by Gwydion Suilebhan, Directed by Phillip Church and Anton Church

Back From The Dead

Infinite Abyss, the tiny company which specializes in specialized theater, has resurrected itself again in time for the holidays with a very short run of a Grand Guignol show that mashes up Christmas and Nightmare on Elm Street.
On Dec. 26 and 27 in its new home in Wilton Manors, it’s staging The Krampus, described as “a live, immersive production that promises to scare the jingle bells right off of you! In Germanic folklore, the Krampus is Santa’s satanic sidekick- a demon beast with horns, hair and fangs who lashes naughty children with his long tongue and hauls the really bad ones down to the Underworld. This is one list NOT to be on!”

The company warns, “This experience is not for the faint of heart. There will be blood, disturbing, graphic scenes and (of course) monsters.

Directed by founder Erynn Dalton Torrenga, the actors include Dominick Daniel, Rosalie Grant, Will Brolle, Sabrina Lynn Gore, Willy LeSante and Lindsay Johr.

The show is slated for 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the new home at 2304 N Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets are $20, Visit
www.infinite-abyss.org,

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