Author Archives: Bill Hirschman

Main Street Players’ Wolf & Badger Wrestles With Post-Recession, Pre-Trump America

The ghosts of Eugene O’Neill and Sam Shepard creak the floorboards of Main Street Players’ Wolf & Badger, the latest exorcism of filial trauma from New Jersey playwright Michael John McGoldrick. Unfolding in 90 minutes of real time, MSP’s first production since the pandemic is a story of brotherly conflict as old as Cain and Abel as well as a contemporary portrait of late capitalism in decline,

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Maltz Construction Produces A Surprise In The New Season

The show must go on, and it absolutely will, assures Maltz Jupiter Theatre chief Andrew Kato. But the first show of the season won’t be inside the theater under construction. The locally-produced season opener of Jersey Boys will be held in the Roger Dean Chevrolet baseball stadium in Jupiter.

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Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s 2021-2022 Season

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2021-22 season.

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GableStage Reopens Eclectic Season With Adler’s The Price

Echoing the resurrection of local theater, the new artistic director Bari Newport will inaugurate GableStage’s 2021-2022 season in November directing the late Joseph Adler’s detailed plan for The Price — the first title in an eclectic season featuring a musical and world premieres.

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GableStage’s 2021-2022 Season

GableStage’s 23rd season under its new producing artistic director Bari Newport will have more productions and additional performances in what is currently planned to be offered in full houses. The schedule is unveiled here.

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The Ingenue Of Theatre Lab’s Next Show Is …. Well, Unusual

Not exactly svelte, and, yes, her taste in clothing leaves a bit to be desired, her grooming is decidedly askew and her gait will never be described as slinky. But the lovely Jess will likely score as the most memorable ingénue in South Florida in the coming season.

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Empire Stage Mounts Last Premiere For Michael Aman

Local playwright Michael Aman, whose died of cancer in May and whose Poz won the Best New Work Carbonell for the 2015, will have yet one more world premiere this month with the bow of Off Balance.

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Four New Members Further Diversify Carbonell Board

In the wake of contentions that leadership in the South Florida theater community is not sufficiently diverse or sensitive enough to racial concerns, the Carbonell Awards board of directors has appointed four new members significantly increasing its diversity.

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Studying Themselves Instead Of Lines, SoFla Artists Look At Lessons From Pandemic

Many artists define themselves by a calling that relies on faith that their art form will always be there. But in 2020, the foundation of their sense of who they were and what they believed made their lives worthwhile vanished. They were forced into introspection about the primacy of their profession and their art in their lives. Here, they reveal what they learned about South Florida theater and especially themselves.

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News: Primal Forces Reborn; In The Heights @ Arsht; Dramaworks’ Wilson & Wendy; Audio Plays @ Theatre Lab

Lots of News: Primal Forces reorganizes as Boca Stage, Dramaworks series on August Wilson and Wendy Wasserstein, Local production of In The Heights set for Arsht, Theatre Lab reads new audio plays by Andie Arthur and Juan C. Sanchez

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