Travelling White Rose Miami Resurfaces With The Pillowman

White Rose Miami, the tiny ad hoc drama troupe known for its varied venues including someone’s backyard, is taking another show on the road around Miami-Dade County May 17-June 2 with the harrowing drama The Pillowman.

With the wry motto, “Have Play, Will Travel, ” White Rose will be moving to different spaces every few days, ranging from a music store to a comedy club.

“The space will inform the performance, so you’ll never get the same show twice,” wrote Melissa Almaguer, co-creative director.

Some of the venues in the third week still haven’t been nailed down, but negotiations are underway with storefronts on South Beach and galleries in Wynwood.

“We are taking a leap of faith,” wrote Ivan R. Lopez, co-creative director who appeared in New Theatre’s Bird In Hand. “It’s a little scary, but we’ve always trusted our instincts and know that the energy of the company and project will continue to guide us correctly and that by the time the third weekend comes along we’ll have somewhere to tell the story.”

Martin McDonough’s story tells of Katurian, a writer whose bizarrely violent tales have led two brutal detectives from a totalitarian state to arrest him and his mentally challenged brother in connection with the murder of a child. Lopez will star as the writer; Almaguer with direct and act as the brother; Samuel Umoh, recently in AAPACT’s Dutchman will portray one of the detectives, and Wayne E. Robinson Jr.,  who taught both Almaguer and Lopez, will portray the intelligent but troubled lead detective.

White Rose last produced a short play festival called Miami Time in February 2013.


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Admission is $15,Students/ Seniors $10.

The performance schedule is:

–Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at PAX Miami, 337 SW 8th St., Miami, (305) 640-5847.
(Tucked away under the I-95. Free parking in a lot directly behind venue, but you must drive around block to get to it)

–Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at Artistic Vibes, 12986 SW 89th Ave., Miami. (305) 305-9103

–Friday, May 24 at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami. (786) 693-9309

–Saturday, May 25 at 8p.m. – Venue TBA

–Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Just The Funny, 3119 Coral Way, Miami (305) 693-8669

–May 31-June 2 performances times dates and venues TBA

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