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The Lost Virginity Tour, produced by Pigs Do Fly Productions, tells of four senior women who take a roadtrip across the country to revisit the sites where they…. well, read the title.
Theatre Lab’s family-friendly production of When She Had Wings posits a young girl, convinced she could fly before she could walk, trying to regain her power of flight.
Pigs Do Fly’s production of 2 Across is the story of two radically different but similarly lonely neurotic urbanites who meet on a pre-dawn San Francisco commuter train. They start as strangers on a train, but you can see the improbable inevitable bonding coming numerous stations ahead, no matter how seemingly incompatible they are in temperament.
GableStage’s Admissions is one of the more uncomfortable evenings of theater that avowed liberals and proud progressives will sit through any time soon. It holds up an unsparing mirror that asks whether such advocates will stay true to their ideals when the consequences directly affect them and their families.
In a move that will spread the brand of Miami-based City Theatre around the world, the company begins this month producing collections of its short plays on Azamara Club Cruises luxury ships. The effort to maximize the extended use of its huge catalog of 10-minute plays represents what City Theatre sees a new producing prototype not just for itself but the theater industry.
Not every theatrical event has to be an outsized venting of passion filled with intellectual pyrotechnics. Sometimes a work can be satisfying to the brain and the heart as a gentle celebration of imagination and human behavior as with Pigs Do Fly’s world premiere of Michael Leeds’ Impressions.
Pigs Do Fly Productions — which has done mostly short plays by, for and about people 0ver 50 — has jumped even deeper into the play-ing field by presenting the world premiere of Michael Leeds’ Impressions, which opens this weekend.
GableStage’s Stalking the Bogeyman, a true life tale of sexual abuse and revenge, stands out for its intelligence, bravery, sobriety and sheer darkness Buoyed by the raw sting of truth that great nonfiction provides, Bogeyman is more than a play. It’s a public service.
2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.
Susan J. Westfall’s Two Weekends and a Day at New Theatre is a classic example of a world premiere that has admirable virtues worth exploring further, but a serious need for more re-tooling.