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South Florida theaters still mount familiar warhorses, but the 2015-2016 season is proof that companies realize the future of theater is to attract pre-retirement audiences with shows steaming fresh out of Manhattan, edgy intellectually challenging works, imaginative takes on familiar titles, regional premieres of shows you only read about in The New York Times over the past few years and some shows you have never heard of, period.
Get an early look-and-listen to works in progress by local playwrights every Monday night for 18 weeks beginning June 3 at theater across four counties through the South Florida Theatre League/WLRN ‘s Summer Theatre Fest Reading Series.
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue, getting a gleefully mischievous world premiere at the Arts Garage, is a black comedy with all three Aristotelian verities – beer, blackmail and blood. The internationally honored playwright has penned an offbeat tale rooted in blue collar rage against the one-percenters as two workmen and two Brahmins interact in wildly varying ways that will leave dead bodies in their wake.
Alliance Theatre Lab’s world premiere “roomies” by Mark Della Ventura is a welcome entry in the fledgling development of a South Florida theater of, by and for young adults that focuses on their concerns, references their cultural touchstones and reflects their attitudes – not to mention giving them an artistic outlet that they can’t find in mainstream venues.
In the sense that economics are the root cause, observers might group The Promethean Theatre’s imminent closing with the high profile problems plaguing other South Florida theaters during the past year.
But co-founder Deborah L. Sherman makes a distinction. The eight-year-old theater in Davie is closing in the black, before it owes a dime, and, most important to her, while the quality of its productions allows her colleagues to hold up their heads with pride.
News Briefs: Funny Thing Won’t Move, Sirois & Della Ventura Show to NYC, McArt Holds Finstrom Reading
By Bill Hirschman Variations on a Theme The Harvest One Act Play Festival, sponsored by the Variations Theatre Group in New York City, has accepted two plays each from local actor/playwrights and close friends Mark Della Ventura and David …
Marsha Norman’s powerful play, ‘night Mother, gets a moving production at the Alliance Theatre Lab.
By Bill Hirschman (CORRECTED 9:47 A.M.) Theater reviewers must have a better than average ego to flatter themselves into believing that their judgment has worth, regardless of what anyone else thinks. So imagine critics asking each other for a reality …