Tag Archives: Chaz Mena

Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder: McKeever’s Finding Mona Lisa At Actors’ Playhouse

The world premiere of Michael McKeever’s Finding Mona Lisa at Actors Playhouse initially might seem a light, fascinating beach read about Leonardo DaVinci’s masterpiece — a sometimes droll, sometimes broad comedy for a summer evening. But this episodic time-travelling romp is far more about the multi-faceted relationship of Art and human beings

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Timely ‘All The Way’ Exposes How Your Sausage Is Made

Although the Actors’ Playhouse folks are working very hard to master this Everest of a play, All The Way, about Lyndon Johnson’s campaign to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this time they have barely fought the work to a standstill.

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Zoetic’s Shimmering Sunday Explores Conflict Between Artists’ Calling And ‘Real Life’

A wave of sheer glory lifts the audience into a firmament of validation, redemption and pure beauty in the last ten minutes of Zoetic Stage’s production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George.

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Haunting Jewish-Cuban ‘The Golem Of Havana’ Explores Cross Cultural Tragedies

Miami New Drama’s musical The Golem of Havana melds warm comedy and profound tragedy in an intriguing, sometimes moving, often thought-provoking evening. It encompasses the Holocaust, the Castro revolution, a hymn to a Yoruban deity, and Old World klezmer music pivoting instantly into a hot salsa celebration.

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Demos-Brown / Zoetic Stage’s Shattering ‘Stripped’ Is Incisive Thought-Provoking Evening

In Christopher Demos-Brown’s shattering world premiere Stripped at Zoetic Stage, the audience is faced with a complex child custody case is forced to judge past the surface facets of a case in which it will be impossible to “do no harm.”

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Affair In Reverse Provides Thoughtful Fodder In Betrayal

If God is omniscient, He must be inconsolably sad. Zoetic Stage’s superb production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal puts its audience in that poignant and painful position in which Knowledge is, indeed, the poisoned apple in Eden.

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The Best Of Times Is Now: Memorable Moments Of 2014

Here’s a look back at 2014 including a very subjective subjunctive reductive list of outstanding shows, performances and developments guaranteed to make someone unhappy they were not on the list. Take comfort in that there was so much good work that this is the crème de la crème de menthe.

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Dashed American Dream at the Center of Zoetic Stage’s Marvelously Rich “Detroit”

Detroit, Lisa D’Amour’s finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is a thought-provoking piece of theater. The Zoetic Stage production finds its own complex groove in Detroit to present a must see in Miami.

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Sondheim’s Dark Musical Assassins Is A Triumphant Bullseye From Zoetic

Zoetic Stage director Stuart Meltzer and a superb collection of actors and designers have scored, forgive me, a bull’s eye with this production of Assassins. . Any Stephen Sondheim fan understands that his work is not everyone’s cup of saltpeter. But for those who seek intelligent, thought-provoking musical theater, there are few pieces as superb as this.

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New Briefs about Mosaic, Actors’ Playhouse, Chaz Mena, Fla. Follies, PB Theatre Guild, David Goldyn

Mosaic has a reading Tuesday, Chaz Mena has one-man show, Florida Follies does a good turn, David Goldyn bows out, Actors’ Playhouse has a sale, Palm Beach Theatre Guild gets new blood

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