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Crazed Chameleons Dominate Vanguard’s Parallel Lives

The Vanguard meant no self-aggrandizement posting photos of Lucy and Ethel, Carol and Vicki, across their set for the hilarious sketch comedy, Parallel Lives. But it’s apt. Because Elena Maria Garcia gets to prove once again that she may well be the finest comic actress to grace local stages over the past two decades. And it doesn’t hurt that partner in crime Casey Dressler is on the fast-track in the same category.

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Pigs Do Fly Gains A Little Altitude In Curly Tales

Getting old, or older, is not for sissies, the saying goes… but it’s easier if you can laugh at it and if you know you’re not going crazy all alone. The second half of that is the unspoken maxim beneath Pigs Do Fly Productions as it enters its third season with its newest entry, Curly Tales.

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Pigs Do Fly Gains A Bit More Altitude With New “Flying High!”

The writing seems a little sharper, the direction more incisive and the acting a bit more credible at Pigs Do Fly Productions’ new Flying High. Some of the playlets still are a bit lamer than others and some still limp along a bit, but there’s a noticeable uptick in the quality of this evening meant to provide a quiet, gentle smile.

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Thinking Cap Hosts Comic Daffiness In The Book Of Liz

A naïve young woman from an isolated religious cult called the Squeamish (think Amish) finds herself in an oversized Mr. Peanut outfit on a highway giving the finger to honking motorists. Such daffy nonsense is indicative of the delightful satire in Thinking Cap Theatre’s The Book of Liz, a hoot by Amy and David Sedaris.

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Pigs Do Fly Launches Seven Short Plays For The Over 50 Set

Ellen Wacher’s Pigs Do Fly Productions opens its second season by, for and about people over 50 years old arguing that F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong about no second acts in American life with its newest anthology of playlets under the umbrella title No Fear of Flying.

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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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Parade’s The Whole Caboodle: Clever Plays & Talented Cast Dragged By Confusing Concept

Parade Productions’ collection of short plays by Michael McKeever, The Whole Caboodle, has the makings of a terrific evening of theatre, but an added conceptual element prevents the show from fulfilling its potential.

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Gay Marriage Looks At Shared Values With Hetero Unions In Standing On Ceremony

By Bill Hirschman As the two men eloquently pledge their lives and their loves to each other in the moving vows that close Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, theater reasserts its power to underscore the common humanity that …

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Standing On Ceremony To Take A Wry Look at Gay Marriage

Standing On Ceremony, a collection of short plays bowing next week at the Broward Center, is about the traditional values of love and marriage. Specifically, gay marriage. Produced by Miami’s City Theatre, the slate of works, droll and poignant, aims to win over or solidify public sentiment for marriage equality.

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Zoetic & McKeever’s Moscow Is Rich Comedy With a Heavy Load

Michael McKeever’s Moscow’s in its world premiere by Zoetic Stage in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater is rich in so many ways with deep characters, dialogue that is quick and witty, and, for this production, a cast that couldn’t give more of its all. The only downside is that the mule in this Moscow is saddled with way too many burdens.

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