Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Scene for the weekend of January 10

Opening/Now Playing:

New Theatre is getting ready to open the world premiere of Lauren Feldman's new play, Fill our Mouths. It opens January 10, and runs through February 10, 2008.

Gay or straight? Hearing or deaf? Set in Paris, a heterosexual woman's sexually adventuresome affair with a hard of hearing lesbian weaves a sensual fabric of communication and self-realization. As the relationship grows between them, both characters see themselves and the world around them in a different light. Using spoken English and American Sign Language, FILL OUR MOUTHS... is a story of love and choice, deafness and hearing, the trials of communication, and the search for self when caught between two worlds.

Starting January 13, the Caldwell Theatre presents the world premier of Suite Surrender, a new play by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever.

It’s 1942, where the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a new farce.

You have one more week to see Florida Stage's adaptation of a rare Mark Twain story: A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage. It continues its run through January 13, 2008. They are located in Manalapan, see their web site for directions and show times.

Palm Beach Dramaworks offers The Fourth Wall through February 3rd. This A.R. Gurney play is directed by perennial South Florida favorite, J. Barry Lewis. Dramaworks is located in downtown West Palm Beach.

This is the last weekend to catch Gore Vidal's The Best Man at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West. It runs through January 12, 2008. You don't get much more South Florida than Key West.

New Vista Theatre is running Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale through January 6th. It then moves to Boca Raton from January 17 through February 3rd.

Rising Action Theatre Company is running John Kane's The Eleven O'Clock Number through February 17. Ethel Merman appears to grant a gay man's birthday wish.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane
GableStage is running The Little Dog Laughed through February3rd at its intimate space in the Biltmore Hotel.

This fast-paced and hilarious look at the world of celebrity-- where coming out of the closet for an actor can still be taboo-- has audiences in stitches.

Opening in the near future:

Actors Playhouse previews its anticipated production of AltarBoyz on January 16, and opens on that Friday, January 18. This spoof of a highly spirited (spiritual?) boy band runs through February 10.

Altar Boyz is a high-energy musical that follows Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham on the last leg of their Raise the Praise tour. The Boyz come ready to steal hearts and sing songs to an audience of screaming, adoring fans.

Next, The NakedStage will be mounting The Lonesome West at the Pelican Stage, in Miami Shores. The playwright, Martin McDonagh, is the creator of The Pillow Man, and The Lieutenant of Inismore, two plays which garnered awards and critical praise for GableStage. It opens January 24th and runs through February 17th.

As always, COMPLETE listings (or MORE complete listings) can be found at the South Florida Theatre League's site,

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