News: Stage Door, AAPACT & Demos-Brown’s Allapattah

Someone Must Have Said, “Macbeth” Backstage

The opening of Broward Stage Door’s return engagement of the bittersweet comedy Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks was postponed last week when actress Phyllis Spear fell off the stage in dress rehearsal. The run in the Coral Springs theater has been rescheduled to reopen today (Friday, Nov. 16, and close Dec. 9. The production about a lonely widow whose life is revitalized by the titular lessons with a dance instructor played by Larry Buzzeo was produced at Stage Door’s Miami Beach facility at the Byron Carlyle Theatre last June. For more information, call (954) 344-7765.

Once More, Dear Friends, Unto The Breach

Quick reminder: Christopher Demos Brown’s Our Lady of Allapattah will have a reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 20 at GableStage in the Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables. It was originally slated for the day before.

The play focuses on two Miami police detectives assigned to investigate the image of the Virgin Mary that appears on the side of a bodega in a strip mall – a situation that may sound familiar to South Floridians. The linchpin of the case is Eddie Camaro, a brilliant but morally depraved slumlord owner turned cult leader.
The detectives’ different feelings about religion creates a tension between faith and friendship.

This production’s cast includes Todd Durkin, Chaz Mena, John Archie, and Betsy Graver. Stuart Meltzer, who is a member of Zoetic Stage along with Demos Brown, will direct.

Video Versions

Here’s an interesting way of increasing theater’s revenue: If you missed AAPACT’s September production of Amiri Bakara’s Dutchman, you can order a DVD copy of the show for $20.  Place your order by sending an email to theatre@aapact.com. Send your payment by check or money order to: AAPACT, P.O. Box 472451 Miami, FL 33247. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for shipping and handling.

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