Monday, November 18, 2013

Mondays are Dark

Yes, we've been remiss keeping up with your Monday reading list.  But honestly, we meant to post every one of the last few Mondays.  It's just that we never seemed to find time to do it.

But we're back.

This week's "dark" theater isn't dark at all, tonight.  The Plaza Theater is presenting a reading of The Sniper's Nest, by Lisa Soland. And for the first time in over a year, you can cross the intercoastal right at Ocean Avenue in Lantana, instead of detouring through Boynton Beach or Lake Worth.

And now for your Monday reading list:

The Show Must Go On... Somewhere.
The Roxy Performing Arts Center sprung a leak, forcing New Theatre to find another venue to open its latest production, Megan Breen's My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit. The Drama Queen and Florida Theater On Stage were both on the story.

But Not at The Kravis Center.
IATSE International reports that The Kravis Center still hasn't obeyed any of the court orders issued against it.  Before you start posting comments, understand that the Kravis Center has had its day in court THREE TIMES.  And lost ALL THREE TIMES.  We're not sure why management up there can't get its act together, but we are disappointed that they can't seem to comply with Federal labor laws.

Sightings: Rachel Bay Jones
In addition to appearing in the Broadway revival of Pippin, South Florida native Rachel Jones has been in the studio recording for the 2013 edition of broadway's Carols for a Cure.  Broadway World brought a camera to one of the recording sessions.

It's a Dog's Life
Where did Palm Beach DramaWorks find a dog for their production of Of Mice and Men?  Stage Manager James Danford, of course.  Catch the story on WPTV.
Louis is treated like a star.

He has his own driver, dressing room, and even gets paid.

"We do give him a little treat when he does come off stage, so he's always very anxious to come to work," said Beryl.

This is the 14 year old's first acting experience. He's a natural.

"He's an old actor with 4 legs," said James Danford.

Before he took to the stage, he was a service dog spending ten years guiding his owner around in a wheelchair.
Speaking of New Theatre
The Miami Herald's Christine Dolen reminds us that it's been 10 years since the small company became the first non-New York theater to commision a play that went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Ten years after his life-altering Pulitzer, Cruz is one extremely busy theater artist, one whose work has broadened to include opera, theatrical songs and screenplays.

On Thursday, a Cruz-directed Arca Images production of his 2001 play Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Hortensia y el museo de sueños) opens at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s OnStage Black Box theater. On Nov. 22, the FUNDarte-Teatro El Público collaborative production of Anna in the Tropics (Ana en el trópico) begins a weekend run at Miami Beach’s Colony Theater, after winning acclaim during recent performances in Havana. Both plays will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Quite a ride, and there's no end in sight!

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