Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Scene for November 21, 2014

A lot of shows closing this week, and while that likely means a light week for theater viewing next week, it also means a lot of companies will be in rehearsal through the Thanksgiving Holiday to open the first week of December.  So if opening nights are your thing, Christmas is coming early.
 
Just a remind that this years’ South  Florida Theatre League Holiday Party will be held at STACHE at 7:30 pm on December 1, 2014.  The party is free to members, and $25 at the door for non-members.  The party will include the presentation of the Remy Awards, followed by the Silver Palm Awards.  So come, and join in the celebration with all of the honorees.
    
Here's what's playing on South Florida stages this weekend:  

Broward Stage Door: Old Jews Telling Jokes (reviews)

BSD -Jokes - On StageOld Jews Telling Jokes opened at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on November 1, 2014.

Get ready for an outrageous evening of one-liners, double-entendres and hysterical routines sure to triple you over with laughter! OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs—brand-new and satisfyingly old—as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the Old Jews Telling Jokes website, which inspired the show. Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone! You'll laugh 'til you plotz.

Peter Loewy directed a cast that featured Gail Byer, Adam Chisnall, Michael H. Small, Ashley Brooke and Ben Brayz.

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Scene for November 14, 2014

It’s another packed week here on The Scene, with nearly two dozen plays on stages all across South Florida.  There’s no excuse not to go out and see something, you won’t have to travel too far to find something nearby.
 
Just a remind that this years’ South  Florida Theatre League Holiday Party will be held at STACHE at 7:30 pm on December 1, 2014.  The party is free to members, and $25 at the door for non-members.  The party will include the presentation of the Remy Awards, followed by the Silver Palm Awards.  So come, and join in the celebration with all of the honorees.
    
Here's what's playing on South Florida stages this weekend:  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zoetic Stage: Detroit (reviews)

ZOETIC DETROIT TLSF BANNERZoetic Stage opened its production of Detroit at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on November 6, 2014.
Ecstatic and dangerously funny, Detroit rips up the floorboards to reveal the racing heart under a crumbling suburban dream. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour, this comedic drama takes place somewhere in the suburbs of a mid-sized city when Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the mysterious couple who moves next door. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they've built. Soon they find themselves increasingly pulled toward their wild new friends – to incendiary effect. A dangerous new comedy, named one of The New York Times' "Top 10 Plays of 2012," Detroit exposes the nerves that live just under the surface of American life today.
Stuart Meltzer directed a cast that featured Betsy Graver, Irene Adjan, Chaz Mena, Matt Stabile, and David Kwiat.

Theatre at Arts Garage: The How And The Why (reviews)

Arts GarageThe Theatre at Arts Garage opened its production of Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why on November 7, 2014.
Two brilliant women scientists, mother and daughter, meet for the first time on the eve of a national conference. Both are evolutionary biologists who share a zeal for science and a bold, contrarian approach to their male-dominated field. As they struggle to find the connection that any mother and daughter cherishes most, the truth about their history and relationship unfolds. From the writer/producer of television hits like House of Cards and In Treatment comes this smart and compelling new play about science, family and survival of the fittest.
Margaret Ledford directed a cast that featured Elizabeth Price and Laura Turnbull.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Scene for November 9, 2014

The theatre season is going full steam, now that it’s November.  A good handful plays opening, a few that are just here for the weekend, and some pretty heavy hitters closing on Sunday.
 
Just a remind that this years’ South  Florida Theatre League Holiday Party will be held at STACHE at 7:30 pm on December 1, 2014.  The party is free to members, and $25 at the door for non-members.  The party will include the presentation of the Remy Awards, followed by the Silver Palm Awards.  So come, and join in the celebration with all of the honorees.
    
Here's what's playing on South Florida stages this weekend:  

Island City Stage: POZ (reviews)

POZIsland City Stage opened its production of POZ at Empire Stage on October 23, 2014.

Island City Stage presents the world premiere of the comedy POZ, the story of Edison, a handsome young man with leukemia who can only get insurance to cover his chemo if he's HIV+. Robert is an older man, HIV+, and a self-proclaimed "sex pig" trying to change his life. Each has what the other wants. But what will they do to get it? Toss in an aging stage star, an eccentric medium, an old-school queen and a ghost and you get POZ, an extremely funny, thought-provoking, totally unconventional love story.

Michael Leeds directed cast that included Janet Weakly, Jeffrey Bruce, Pierre Tannous, Christian Vanderpas, and Larry Buzzeo.