New Briefs: Lynn University, GableStage and Holocaust Play

Forbidden Fruit

Lynn University’s fledgling theater program stays active during the sultry months thanks to the leadership of Jan McArt, its director of theatre arts program development. I’s first program slated for 7:30 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday is the spoofy musical comedy Forbidden Hollywood, a spinoff of the satirical Forbidden Broadway series.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the box office in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets also may be purchased online at or by phone at (561) 237-9000.

Looking Back At The Holocaust

GableStage is continuing is initiative to help develop new works with a What If Works Inc.’s staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Monday of Holocaust: A Living Journey-Book. The docudrama features nine actors performing a mosaic of self-scripted monologues drawn from historical and personal accounts of the Holocaust, augmented with archival film clips, survivor testimonials, song and compositions attributed to Holocaust composers.
The play is directed by Phillip M. Church, associate professor of theater at Florida International University with assistant director, Vicky Collado. The cast includes Caitlyn Lincoln, Rafael Martinez, Amanda Ortega, Yarelis Chavez, Patrick Rodriguez, Gabriel Bonilla, Juanita Castro and Erik Rodriguez , with music by Amernet String Quartet cellist Jason Calloway and clarinetist Carla Cao.  Multimedia content is by Anton Church.

General Admission is $15 with all proceeds from ticket sales to support the What if Works’ building bridges US-UK initiative.

The program will be held at GableStage inside the Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables.

Raising the Curtain and Funds As Well

Tonight is amateur night at GableStage, but it’s for a good cause. Volunteers will perform short scenes from Shakespeare as one part of the food, drink and general celebration at GableStage’s second annual fund-raiser at the Coral Gables home of board member David Coulson and Jeannie Etter. The tickets of $150 include live Celtic music for the celebration beginning at 7 p.m. For tickets, call the GableStage Box Office at (305) 445-1119.

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