Tag Archives: Deborah L. Sherman

Miracle On South Division Street: Comedy Is Surprising Gift

Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s production of ,Miracle on South Division Street has all the makings to become a perennial holiday comedy favorite.

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Talkin’ In The Green Room With… Deborah L. Sherman

Spend five minutes around Deb Sherman and one adjective becomes inescapable: passionate. The award-winning actress, playwright, theater impressario and trained clown exudes an aura of intensity in virtually everything she does and says with bracing honestly. Here, she talks about her parallel career as a clown, the benefits of working for a bakery and the dangers of feeding her Diet Coke.

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GableStage’s The Whale Is A Shattering Paean To Human Decency And Hope

Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale at GableStage focuses on a morbidly obese man wanting to reconnect with his abandoned daughter before his imminent death. But the darkly funny and affecting play — awash in profanity, cynicism, alienation and fatalism — reveals itself to be about hope rooted in the innate decency inside scalded souls.

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Celebration Of Jay Harris’ Life Set For Tuesday At Gablestage

Friends, family and colleagues will share stories about the life and contributions of South Florida theater champion Jay Harris at a celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gablestage.

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Naked Stage Unleashes Mercurial Emotions In Miss Julie

For a century, August Strindberg’s tragedy Miss Julie has been interpreted as a seesaw of power exercised through class and sexual politics. But in Naked Stage’s operatic production, as lives lie in ruins, everyone ultimately is revealed a slave, never a master, when they toy with those three elements.

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Mad Cat’s Well-Named Mixtape Is Quirky, Passionate, Puzzling And Did We Forget Funny?

Mixtapes are by definition quirky, passionate, uninhibitedly self-expressive to the edge of self-indulgence, sometimes puzzling, sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious. Mad Cat Theatre Company’s theatrical/cinematic Mixtape 2 is all that — a compilation of playlets, snatches of poetry, music videos and short films by the region’s leading progressive, avant-garde theater.

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Home For The Holidays: Comedy In Making God Laugh Morphs Into Poignancy At Playhouse

Put Actors’ Playhouse production of Making God Laugh pretty much in the insightful column. Playwright Sean Grennan uses our recognition of the laughter and pain common to most familial relationships and uses it as a building block in his farcical comedy that transmutes into poignant drama.

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Janaro Play Reading At GableStage On Monday

The Closet, a play by Miami writer Richard Janaro, gets a reading at 7:30 p.m. Monday at GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables.

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“Time Stands Still” Is Fodder For Introspection As Drama Unfolds

Donald Margulies’ drama Time Stands Still which enjoys a solid production at GableStage is not a thrilling or enthralling production; it’s one that keeps you thinking long after the lights come back up about whether we are jettisoning our responsibility as human beings to, first, feel something and, second, act on it.

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Palm Beach Theaters Dominate Carbonell Awards

Joy and uncertainty imbued the 36th annual Carbonell Awards on Monday night, reflecting a period marked by the greatest concentration of theatrical excellence in recent memory, yet also the closure of two companies and tenuous survival of others. The juxtaposition was no more evident than the Caldwell Theatre production, Stuff, earning three awards – four days after the company revealed it had hired a receiver and was postponing its last play of the season because of cash flow problems.

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