Friday, July 24, 2009

Viva Mad Cat

She may be away on vacation, but Christine Dolen filed a story on Viva Bourgeois that appears in today's Miami Herald.
If you heard that a South Florida theater was getting ready to open Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman), you might wonder which crazy company would be taking a chance on a large-cast classic in the middle of summer.

Chances are, you wouldn't guess Mad Cat, the vibrantly edgy company that performs in the tiny space at the Light Box. But Mad Cat it is.
She spoke with Mad Cat Theatre Company's artistic director Paul Tei (Burn Notice's 'Barry, the Money Launderer'), as well as several cast members.
Substituting creativity for cash, Tei and Mad Cat have built a solid reputation for quality, an avid following among younger-than-usual theatergoers and have reached their 25th show with Viva Bourgeois!.
Mad Cat is the real deal: one of the most chilling things I've ever seen was Portrait, an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story. It was written by company member Yvonne Azurdia and directed by Tei. It's the only live show that literally raised goose bumps on me. I'm looking forward to their take on Molière.

The show opens tonight, and plays Thursday through Saturday evenings through August 22nd.

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