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Immediate Closing Of Mosaic Partly Rooted In Fiscal Reasons

If personal reasons motivated Richard Jay Simon’s resignation from the Mosaic Theatre that he founded, it was money that caused his board to close his “baby” Sunday, according to Simon and board chairman Myron Levy in interviews Monday.
The company was not in dire financial straits although it was struggling with a temporary cash flow problem, Simon said. But the board believed Simon’s planned departure at the end of this 12th season would create a financial setback that they could not overcome, Levy said.

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Mosaic Theatre Closes Immediately With Resignation Of Richard Jay Simon

Mosaic Theatre, one of the most respected theater companies in the region, is closing immediately, a decision made Monday by its board of directors, according to an announcement Sunday night. The closing was prompted by the resignation of its founder and Executive/Artistic Director Richard Jay Simon, also disclosed Sunday.

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Mosaic’s Madman Blessed With Ken Clement’s Tour De Force

The deteriorating orbit into insanity is tracked with impressive skill and infinite variety in Ken Clement’s bravura tour de force as the government drone Poprishchin under Richard Jay Simon’s direction in Mosaic Theatre’s 12th season opener, The Diary of a Madman.

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Mosaic’s Edge Of Our Bodies Is Provocative If Confusing Drama

Playwright Adam Rapp shares Beckett’s indifference to whether audiences comprehend his idiosyncratic depiction of his dark vision. But in Mosaic Theatre’s The Edge of Our Bodies, he also is writing something of weight and worth, even if you’re not at all certain what it is.

Which brings us to Rapp’s The Edge of Our Bodies closing out Mosaic Theatre’s season. This extended monologue by a high school girl reading from her journal and acting out what she has written is by turns illuminating and opaque, precise and equivocal, comprehensible and incomprehensible.

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Mosaic’s A Measure of Cruelty Is a Benchmark Triumph

Neither protagonists nor antagonists, the haunted trio at the center of A Measure of Cruelty are desperately seeking compassion and redemption for their separate sins when all they can find in themselves are levels of self-disgust. Your awareness of your own transgressions and your ability to muster forgiveness for others is jammed into a crucible for self-examination by the spectacle of flawed humanity in this stunning world premiere at the Mosaic Theatre of Joe Calarco’s play.

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Mosaic Play Looks At Teen Violence In Premiere Of A Measure of Cruelty

To clarify misconceptions, the drama formerly entitled The Michael Brewer Project did not end up being specifically about Michael Brewer. A Measure of Cruelty, having its world premiering at Mosaic Theatre on Thursday, only uses the burning of the Deerfield Beach teenager in 2009 as the inciting incident, said playwright Joe Calarco and director Richard Jay Simon.

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Touchdown! Mosaic Theatre Scores Big with Lombardi

Mosaic Theatre’s Lombardi starring Ray Abruzzo brings an intimacy to the game of football as well humanity to a legend. Don’t miss it.

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Scenes from a (Mentally Ill) Marriage — Mosaic Scores with a Powerful Production About a Marriage in Crisis

Side Effects by Michael Weller, a raw, visceral look at a marriage at the mercy of the wife’s mental illness, comes to stunning life at Mosaic Theatre in Plantation.

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Deborah Sherman’s Role in Mosaic’s Side Effects Has Personal Resonances

Actors are accustomed to carving out the marrow of their lives to provide the psychic building blocks of a performance. But for Deborah L. Sherman, her role as a bi-polar housewife in Side Effects opening this weekend at Mosaic Theatre cuts awfully close to the bone.

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