Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Scene for February 29th (updated)

The Miami New Times' Stage Capsules praise The Sorrows of Young Werther at the Jesus Quintero Studio, Levee James from the M Ensemble, A Nervous Smile at New Theater, and the Actors' Playhouse offering for kids, The Wizard of Oz.

The Miami Herald reports that GableStage has had to push back the opening of Blackbird to March 6, due to the black out that affected nearly half the state this past Wednesday. The fluctuations that preceded the outage were too much for GableStage's aging equipment to bear. The Herald's Critic's Picks for this week are Jar the Floor at the Women's Theatre Project, and A Nervous Smile at New Theater.

Sun-Sentinel's Stage Bill discusses the 1st Stage Theatre Festival at Florida Stage. This is the second year for the festival, and has lined up six new plays by six well-known playwrights. These are staged readings, not full productions, but this is a great chance to see new works by some very important playwrights; William Mastrosimone, Marsha Norman, Vincent Delaney, Christopher McGovern, Catherine Treischmann, and Nilo Cruz.

Speaking of Nilo Cruz: Promethean Theater opens Two Sisters and a Piano a new play by Nilo Cruz, this Friday evening. Mr. Cruz is both a Pulitzer Prize winner and a native of South Florida. Mr. Cruz will be participating in audience talkbacks following the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances.

As always, complete listings for everything playing in South Florida can be found, logically enough, at

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