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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.
Theatre Lab, a professional venture specializing in new, developing and thought-provoking work, has opened as the resident company based at Florida Atlantic University under the leadership of Louis Tyrrell, the founder of Florida Stage.
The key to enjoying world premieres like Uncertain Terms at The Theatre at Arts Garage is to understand that you are seeing a work in progress. So picking out what works and what doesn’t is part of the reason to look in on Allison Gregory’s flawed but droll exercise in quirky whimsy about an extended family laying conflicting claims to the same home.
Lou Tyrrell, founder of The Theater at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, will resign as its artistic director at the end of the run of its current show this month, which closes the company’s fourth season.
I and You has one of the least promising elevator pitches: teenagers studying the poetry of Walt Whitman discover that the eternal cycle of life and death is less inscrutable or meaningless than it seems. But as Arts Garage’s production illustrates, Lauren Gunderson’s play succeeds as both a droll dark comedy and an insightful, even moving inquiry into mortality.
Entirely well-acted, thoughtfully directed, in a evolved play about past loves we can’t leave behind, Fighting Over Beverley by Israel Horovitz has its way way off Broadway tryout at Theatre at Arts Garage.
Arts Radio Network kicked off its series of live radio play versions of iconic movies with a one-night production of A Star Is Born on Aug. 15 on the stage of the host, The Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. To hear a podcast of that full production, click here
Arts Garage is hosting a series of live radio play versions of iconic movies produced on stage by Arts Radio Network. Radio scripts from the 1940s adapting A Star Is Born, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, and Sunset Boulevard will be performed in one-night-only engagements with live casts, copious sound effects and commercials from the period beginning August 15.
Lungs at Arts Garage seems to be about a young couple debating whether to bring a baby into this perilous, even doomed world. But in the wake of plot twists, Duncan Macmillan’s breathtaking script comes clear as an examination of the fragility and tensile strength of relationships, featuring brilliant performances by Betsy Graver and Cliff Burgess.
The Delray City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone selling the Arts Garage’s home base for two months, giving the venue a reprieve from relocating or even closing. Faced with an overflow crowd of arts patrons ready to speak at a public hearing, a box with 1,800 petition signatures and a lose-lose choice, Mayor Thomas Carney proposed delaying action until April 16 – suggesting that two parties interested in buying the property are willing to explore a compromise.