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At some workplaces, employees indulge in healthy rivalry, support each other professionally and personally and, sometimes, forge deep friendships that last long after the job has ended. That is not the kind of environment the editorial assistants toil in the caustically dark dramatic comedy Gloria, getting a whip-smart production at GableStage.
Raging family dysfunction played against an equally volatile backdrop of social upheaval makes for two seemingly separate but brilliantly acted and directed plays united in GableStage’s production of If I Forget — the emotional equivalent of a skiff tossed about in a raging tempest in the middle of a wintry ocean.
One pleasure of a theater critic’s job are these year-end retrospectives that require looking back at reviews and be reminded, “Oh, yeah, that was really great. And right, there was that. And how could I forget that one?”
News about benefit concert for ailing choreographer Ben Solmor, another public hearing on the Coconut Grove Playhouse set for Thursday, and Andrews Living Arts closes
A genial older woman with a warm smile, a self-deprecating charm and a cute mittel-European accent via Brooklyn greets the audience to her apartment like new neighbors. While packing for a move, she tells the story of her life in vignettes marked by humor and pathos. The narrator providing such good company is the titular heroine of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a one-woman bio-play.
GableStage’s production of The Humans is like watching a Kmart photo department family portrait that has been left too near a wall heater. Almost imperceptibly, the edges start to brown, the image shudders a bit, then the edges curl ever so slightly. And suddenly, the perfect image erupts in flames.
In what is believed to be a groundbreaking move, Palm Beach Dramaworks and GableStage plan a co-production of the acclaimed Broadway play Indecent to be next fall.
If you know where to look, certainly you can find reliable warhorse titles in the upcoming theater season in South Florida, but it’s easier to find vibrant, contemporary and challenging offerings.
Local stages have some special programs running for only one or two days starting tonight including Palm Beach Dramaworks, GableStage and Arts Garage.