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South Florida continues to have stellar theater in the tri-county area. That level of excellence is reinforced by the list of Silver Palm honorees. The Silver Palm honorees will be recognized when the awards return to The Addison of Boca …
Native Gardens is, indeed, a comedy infused with character-based humor that satisfies as a warm summer evening of laughs. But Karen Zacarías’ social satire at GableStage gently weaves in themes about a new generation gap, unintentional racism, pride, ambition, immigration, borders, ageism, classism, competition, obsession and a half-dozen other topics.
The past, the present and the future intertwine in a magical dance seasoned with love and guilt in GableStage’s outstanding El huracán as three generations of women wrestle with loss and forgiveness that crosses nine decades.
The intense and dense cyclonic swirl of ideas expertly delivered in GableStage’s production of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House Part 2 is the theatrical embodiment of “thought-provoking.” This deep-diving examination of human relationships – but especially marriage – is some of the best work since Bari Newport inherited the mantle of producing artistic director.
Evil thrives when good people, normal people, do nothing. This banality of evil provides the crux of playwright David Meyers’ incisive play We Will Not Be Silent, receiving a bold, powerful production at GableStage.
Quite a come back year: World premieres, epic musicals, moving two-character dramas, you name it. Here’s not so much a “best of the year” list – no such list can be reliable or complete – but a random recognition of outstanding performances, productions, trends and just moments that theaterlovers will carry with them into 2023.
There is a delightful irony to Heisenberg, GableStage’s enthralling play about uncertainty: When you leave it, you’re not quite sure what it was really about. The reward is you can debate it in the car ride home and theorize about it the next morning. About the only thing you can be really sure of is, if were willing to open yourself, you have had an engrossing night of thought-provoking, challenging theater.
Fade predictably indicts talent succumbing to ambition, but what’s special is how the verbally intense script infuses an insider’s incisive depiction of a diversity within modern Latinx life in a predominantly Anglo society.
In the 84-year-old Ruben Rabasa, a tall skinny but gnome-like looking creature brimming with life and humor, GableStage audiences are treated to a wild and quirky interaction with this winning clown in Rubenology: The Making of An American Legend.
The upcoming seasons listed here are as varied as anyone could plan with time-tested bets and works so new that no one knows what to expect. GableStage’s Bari Newport spent months juggling a dozen factors. “Most people know what it’s like to plan a big wedding,” she said. But “every single one of these (productions) is a big wedding that happens not once but 25 to 31 times.