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Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Arcadia is Tom Stoppard’s love letter to the miracle of human intelligence’s pursuit of learning — with a gentle jab at the hubris of those who are so taken with that pursuit.
With humor, poignancy and insight, Dietz portrays just such a patchwork invisible to its residents in his new play This Random World at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company at Florida Atlantic University.
Director J. Barry Lewis has a way of approaching a play like Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, the Pulitzer Prize-winning work that gets a staging by Palm Beach Dramaworks beginning March 27 and through the month of April.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre delivers a courageous and skilled revival of Glengarry Glen Ross that depicts a group of foul-mouthed cutthroat Chicago real estate for whom nothing is out of bounds in order to make a sale.
For such a seemingly simple play, Our Town requires the audience to generously invest their attention and imagination. Thornton Wilder’s classic only works when its visitors travel more than halfway there. But for those willing to make that journey, the gossamer delicate play can vibrate the heartstrings and the synapses.
Arts Garage staged It’s A Wonderful Life as part of its Radio Theatre series, which kicked off in August with the radio play adaptation of A Star Is Born. Eight actors, plus two sound effects “actors” performed the play for one day only — a shame really that such a worthwhile production only had a matinee and evening performance. But others are on the calendar.
If you wonder what theater was like back when it was as popular as film and far more influential than the upstart television, you can see a prime example in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s time machine production of the 1952 potboiler Dial M For Murder.
Veteran South Florida actor Dan Leonard has won Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s Page to Stage competition recognizing new plays. The three-time Carbonell nominee was selected for his play Aftermath Of A Boom which will be staged in a reading at the Coral Gables theater at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17.