Monday, July 1, 2013

Mondays are Dark

It's a Not So Dark Monday, since Parade Productions is staging a reading of The Gift at The Studio Theater in Mizner Park, while The Red Barn Theater in Key West is reading Moment of Grace

From Parade Productions' website:
Parade Productions will present a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift. The reading will take place on July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton and will feature actors Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey.
From Red Barn Theater's website:
In a One Night Only event, MOMENT OF GRACE, the new play by Key West’s Bob Bowersox (author, producer, and director of last fall’s hit play at the Red Barn, PERSON OF INTEREST), will be read by 8 of Key West’s top actors.
It's all a part of Summer Theatre Fest, sponsored by the South Florida Theater League and WLRN.  As you should know by now, the Theatre League has built an entry for The Great Coconut Grove Bed Race, and has been showing it off all over South Florida.  It's next appearance is July 4th, in the Key Biscayne July 4th Parade. And you still have just under a week to try for free theatre tickets.   Speaking of Monday performances Ground Up and Rising has re-appeared, and it's doing Danny And The Deep Blue Sea tonight and tomorrow at O Cinema.  miamiartzine made it out last week.   Learning to Watch The Minnesota Playlist shares the story of a parent introducing their child to theatre.    

Worth a Thousand Words, and Then Some  
The Stranger brings us the story of a Seattle photographer who got tired of all the crappy promo shots.  

Red Backstory  
The Miami Herald fill us in on the story that inspired RED, currently playing at Miami Theatre Center.
The January 1964 Look magazine centerfold is iconic: Norman Rockwell’s painting depicts a small African-American girl, wearing a white dress and walking resolutely, flanked by four U.S. marshals, all caught mid-stride against a tomato-splattered wall upon which “K.K.K.” and a racial epithet are scrawled.
Read more here:
Red plays at Miami Theatre Center through July 13.  
And Company Makes Two 
  The Shiny Sheet reports that Palm Beach Dramaworks will be peforming Company as well as Man of La Mancha in its concert series.    

 ...the Coconut Grove Grapevine reports that the city has slapped a coat of paint on The Coconut Grove Playhouse.  There are photos showing the workers replacing the rotten plywood that's been covering the braces that are holding up the south end of the building.         .

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