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Time is not always kind to continuing enterprises like The Naked Stage’s annual fundraiser The 24-Hour Theatre Project. But the seventh edition on Monday proved once again to be stronger and more consistent than each previous year while preserving its ambiance of camaraderie amid the chaos.
Not quite as life-and-death as the TV series 24, but every bit as nail-biting, the Naked Stage’s 24-Hour Theatre Project is one of the most highly anticipated events of the theater season.
As we’ve said, this is the summer of free staged readings of works in progress and works being considered for future production. There’s two more intriguing entries slated for Monday night the 5th at GableStage and Naked Stage including three works by Christopher Demos-Brown.
In theater, that most mutable and evolving art form, the passage of time is the forgotten factor in what the audiences see. So while having critics review a show opening night is unavoidable, even necessary, it’s also problematic. What a patron sees a week or three later in run may not be what the opening night audience saw.
The first hour of meta-theater in A Man Writes A Play in which students build a set, will fascinate civilians and amuse veterans and serves as the delightful curtain raiser to the more traditional scripted second act, an engaging and intriguing world premiere written, produced, designed, directed and co-starring Antonio Amadeo in a feat reminiscent of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater productions on stage and in film.
Eighteen Silver Palm Awards honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida during the 2011-2012 season will be presented Dec. 3, as well as two Remy Awards from the South Florida Theatre League.
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James’ psychological thriller gets a superbly accomplished production as The Naked Stage’s first outing in almost two years featuring flawless performances by Katherine Amadeo and Matthew William Chizever, and director Margaret M. Ledford deftly creating a world of half-shadows and whispers.
—Illness delayed the opening of Naked Stage’s production of The Turn of the Screw at the Pelican Theatre at Barry University. But it’s ready to go with a run now scheduled for July 27-Aug.12. —Ten alumni and current students from …
So much for the myth of the summer doldrums…. Besides recent and imminent openings at Mad Cat, Palm Beach Dramaworks, GableStage, Actors Playhouse, the XXVII International Hispanic Theatre Festival, three shows at the Stage Door venues, not to mention the Arsht’s Donkey Show, here’s some news and notes you might not have heard about regarding Naked Stage, Island City Stage, Lake Worth Playhouse, David Kwiat and PPTOPA.
After an unnerving series of losses, several low-key announcements provide some encouraging news this week for the South Florida theater scene: Rising Action Theatre has succeeded in resurrecting itself as Island City Theatre with a production scheduled for August and hopes for another in the late fall. Naked Stage, which has been in hiatus for nearly a year and half, is preparing shows for July and next winter.