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New City Players Tackles a ‘Magical’ Streetcar Named Desire

  By Aaron Krause “South Florida is going to really sink its teeth into something that is going to be magical, musical, and monumental,” award-winning South Florida director Stuart Meltzer enthuses. And New City Players’ (NCP) Producing Artistic Director Tim …

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New City Players’ 1000 Miles a journey of the immigrant experience

  By Oline H. Cogdill The immigrant experience with its promises for a new start wrapped in the frightening reality of the suspicion of strangers, the fear of the unknown and the loss of what has been left behind are …

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New City Players’ A Blast From The Past in A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

By Britin Haller Is there any literary character portrayed more than Ebenezer Scrooge? There are, but not many. The miserly grinch has been interpreted over many decades in myriad incarnations. But his message itself is simple and may be summed …

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NCP’s Little Montgomery Morphs From Cute Comedy To Exam of the Human Comedy

New City Players’ Little Montgomery starts as a satisfyingly cute summer chuckle of a comedy, but morphs into a deeper examination of human beings struggling awkwardly to cope with the word “family.”

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Choice, Politics & Dreams In 1964 Haiti In ‘Cry Old Kingdom’ From New City Players

Jeff Augustin’s incisive tragedy Cry Old Kingdom from New City Players provides an embarrassingly rare look for Florida mainstream theater into Haiti’s past. With passion – repressed then explosive, the play depicts with unapologetic clarity how people struggled to deal with the horrifying despotism of Duvalier in 1964.

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New City Players’ It’s A Wonderful Life Is Indeed

In the 21st Century, the adjective “merry” has fallen out of use except in conjunction with a holiday. But “merry” is precisely the right word to describe the brew of warmth and humor in New City Players’ smile of a production in It’s A Wonderful Life. While staged as a radio play, this production involves three-dimensional acting by five real-life performers who portray the 50 or so characters.

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Damaged Souls Seek Redemption in New City Players’ Water by the Spoonful

How do human beings in extreme pain provide compassion and support for each other when such connections risk even more pain alongside the possibility of resurrection? The answer is depicted in Quiara Alegriá Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, receiving a strong, ultimately moving production from New City Players.

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Dire Ecology & Economy Eclipsed By Relationship Challenges in New City Players’ Lungs

The protagonists’ primary fear in Lungs — bringing a child into an environmentally crumbling world and an economy in freefall – is secondary to the challenging script’s focus: examining the fragility and tensile strength of relationships – both given a solid production by New City Players.

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South Florida Theater Sprouting Back Up Live, Outdoors, Online

Forgive the sappy saccharine metaphor, but it’s inescapable: Spring has arrived for South Florida theater with buds and shoots peeping out of the what was not barren but rocky ground. All you have to do is look at the Florida Theater On Stage calendar or Facebook or the inbox of your email for the next two or three weeks with programs competing head-to-head not just online but in person.

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2020 SoFla Theater: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

A look back at 2020: Yes, South Florida theater was crippled by the pandemic. But its acolytes remained driven to express their artistry, and patrons remained ravenous for their work. They continued to explore projects, create avenues and seek paychecks with efforts ranged from filmed full-fledged productions to monologues newly penned in bedrooms.

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