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Cancelled, Postponed, Understudies: The Show Goes On In SoFla Theater — Sort Of

The calendars in South Florida theater are being written in pencil—with  erasers. Regional theaters are forging through the Covid spike with no panic and limited public fuss, but with a total lack of certainty of anything—cancelling performances, jettisoning titles, postponing productions a week, a month, a year; inserting swings; and calming ticket buyers by email.

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Dickens Nailed It: South Florida Theater Two Years In Review

If Dickens’ opening line in A Tale of Two Cities has become a trite cliché through overuse it has become a painfully accurate truism about theater over the past two years, especially South Florida theater. Crippling loss and inspiring resurrection. Surrender and perseverance. And , now, the Covid threat has reasserted. But looking back on those two years delivers a testament worth celebrating and learning from.

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Swirling Realities Within Realities In Gay-Themed ‘Twentieth Century Way’

The Twentieth Century Way creates intersecting, overlapping realities in Island City Stage’s celebration of its 10th season by restaging its 2012 inaugural play. This thought-provoker melds questions about people acknowledging their true identity, amalgamating actors in general hiding behind their roles, and gay men hiding their sexuality from a homophobic society and themselves.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 3 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 2 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a 3-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about awhy this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 1 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-22 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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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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Bright Colors Is Manic Tour de Force for Island City Stage

Drew Droege’s Bright Colors and Bold Patterns deftly avoids common tropes of the solo show in its compulsively watchable regional premiere at Island City Stage, a fringe festival-style tour de force for actor Thomas Mark.

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Island City To Deliver Williams’ Summer, Ludlam, Premiere

Island City Stage celebrates its tenth season with the anticipated Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer sidelined by the pandemic, plus a world premiere, a Charles Ludlam classic, a return of an earlier success and a contemporary play described as “an unflinching portrait of being Black and gay in America today.”

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Island City Stage Dives Deep Into Current Racial Divide

In an exceedingly timely appearance, Island City Stage mounts a scathing production mirroring current tumult about race in America — a taut, intense, drama The Niceties.

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