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Area Stage’s This Is Our Youth Examines A Lost Generation
Area Stage Company travels back to 1982 on an exploration of the sociological jungle of Manhattan as born-rich 20-somethings give birth to the Me Generation in the issues oriented drama with a wry humor in This Our Youth.
Area Stage Prepares To Move This Spring To Different Home(s)
Area Stage Company, the Miami theatrical icon since 1989, will be moving this spring from Coral Gable’s old Riviera Theatre to a temporary home two blocks south in a a shopping center – and likely produce work at the county-owned SMDCAC, while looking for a permanent home to buy.
Upsetting Resonances Make Cabaret Worth A Return Visit
Area Stage Company’s Cabaret underscores how this warhorse musical still serves, not as a cautionary tale, but as a flat out warning to our current socio-political climate: The production’s fresh vision forces even veteran audiences to appreciate the aforementioned themes with renewed discomfiture.
Area Stage’s An Octoroon’ Is Stunning Controversial Play That Will Divide Audiences
An Octoroon is the kind of art that defies a Siskel & Ebert thumbs up / thumbs down assessment. You can praise or fault elements of the script or a production, but Area Stage Company’s courageous effort reinforces An Octoroon’s overarching intent as a thought provocateur.
Area Stage’s An Octoroon May Be Unlike Anything You’ve Seen
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon virtually defines the adjective “provocative.” No matter the quality of the production that the courageous Area Stage Company actually delivers next week, it is inarguably going to be unlike much, if anything, that audiences have seen on a South Florida stage.
Area Stage’s Circle Mirror Transformation Beautifully Meanders Toward Catharsis
Circle Mirror Transformation is finally receiving its professional regional premiere by the intrepid Area Stage Co., and the disarmingly funny production is a ravishing success for Baker purists and newbies alike. It’s a more accessible introduction to her work than the other two plays while still proceeding with uncompromising naturalism.
Area Stage’s The Nether: Moral Implications Of Living Forever In An Internet Fantasy World
Area Stage Company delivers an unsettling, thought-provoking evening with its musings on the implication of an unbridled Internet of the future in The Nether.
Theatre League Celebrates Theatrical Community’s Unsung Heroes With Remy Awards
The South Florida Theatre League has announced its 2014 Remy Awards recognizing outstanding service and pioneering efforts in the development of the arts in the region.
Area Stage’s [title of show] Is Musical Theater Geek Heaven
If you know who Alice Ripley is, if you recognize the name of the musical Brooklyn, then [title of show] at Area Stage Co. was written for you. While its scruffy charm should amuse a general audience, this musical satire is theater geek heaven crammed t with humor rooted in Broadway inside baseball lore.