New Theatre Postpones “My First” A Week; Four Openings This Week; Six Next Week

NewTheatrewhiteonblackNew Theatre is postponing opening night one week for its world premiere of Megan Breen’s My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit, moving from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15.

Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez wrote in an email, “The reason is simple: My First, My Fist is an incredibly physical theater piece, therefore requires more attention to literally mount.  It is actually thrilling that we can give ourselves more time to breathe life into it and take another week to postpone its arrival to theatergoers!”

The play to bow at the Roxy Performing Arts Center in Miami is described this way: “Federico Garcia Lorca’s strident mother character, Bernarda Alba, has been murdered in a New Mexico desert. Her surviving daughters writhe with opposing sentiments and gut wrenching physical reactions to her mysterious death. One must preserve tradition; one must release deep desires; one must attain vengeance; one must omit her wrath altogether; but all must deal with their mother’s imprint…. (This play) is the dramatic “love child” of Anais Nin and Lorca; the play pulsates with erotic poetry, mother/daughter struggles, primal passion and sexual liberation. Part of the Boomfrog series aimed at young adults.”

Addicted theatergoers and critics will cheer because at least six other shows are opening the weekend of the 7th: Mourning becomes Electra at Florida Grand Opera, a rarely-performed work by local resident Marvin David Levy; Fear Up Harsh at Zoetic Stage, a world premiere by local playwright Christopher Demos-Brown; Savage in Limbo at Alliance Theatre Lab, a drama by John Patrick Shanley; Fingers & Toes, a musical at The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan; They’re Playing Our Song at Boca Raton Theatre Guild, and Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash musical at Lynn University.

This week, we have opening Sophisticated Ladies at Broward Stage Door in Coral Springs; The Long and Short Of It, a musical at Arts Garage in Delray Beach; Much Ado About Nothing at Outré Theatre Company in Boca Raton, and just announced yesterday, Knowledge and Noise, a new play by local writer/actor Theo Reyna plays Nov. 1-16 at the Sandbox, part of Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores.

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