Raising the Curtain

The stars are aligned tonight, literally.

Some of the best-known names in local theater gather at 7 p.m. Monday as South Florida’s newest company, Zoetic Stage, bows with a one-night-only fund-raising performance of McKeever’s Briefs on the borrowed Caldwell Theatre stage in Boca Raton.

The fare is a slate of short plays by one of Zoetic’s founders, the multi-talented Michael McKeever. Many of the pieces premiered over the years in Summer Shorts or the 24-Hour Theater Project, including American Gothic,’ Craven Tutweiller (The Real Story Of), Tina Thompson Tries The Tuba, Laura Keene Goes On, Peter, Paul, Mom’& Mary, Move On, Or Sondheim At Studio 54 and Splat!

Zoetic co-founder Stuart Meltzer directs a cast drawn from its large ad hoc troupe. Lined up across the stage will be Irene Adjan, Stephen G. Anthony, Elena Maria Garcia, Margery Lowe, Barry Tarallo and Tom Wahl.

Next month, we’ll take a closer look at this company created by McKeever, Meltzer, playwright Christopher Demos-Brown and Stephanie Demos-Brown and featuring an impressive roster of 20 actors, writer and directors.

But its mission statement is intriguing: ‘From the development of new plays and musicals to modern perspectives of classical texts, Zoetic Stage will produce work that reflects our ever-changing society and humanity.’

For more information or to make a reservation call 954-235-6208, or go to zoeticstage.com. A $15 donation is suggested at the door.

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