Monday, January 30, 2012

Current Productions for the week of January 30, 2012

The Motherfucker with the Hat
at The Gable Stage Until Feb 5
A high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery.  Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade.  But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living with and loving his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober.  Still, their love is pure.  And true.  Nothing can come between them – except a hat.

at The Lake Worth Playhouse Until Feb 5
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
at The Caldwell Theatre Company Until Feb 12
Fresh from its Pulitzer Prize nomination, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is the comedic look into the world of professional wrestling but told through a thoughtful examination of race relations, geopolitics, and personal introspection.

Next To Normal
at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Until Feb 12
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. It is about one woman's struggle with manic depression and the toll it takes on her family. Next to Normal's surging score is intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful of how the family comes to terms with their past and faces their future.

Brooklyn Boy Staring Avi Hoffman
at Para​de Productions Presents Until Feb 12
Brooklyn Boy follows the career of Eric Weiss, a writer whose novel hits the bestseller list the same time his life begins to unravel.   His wife is out the door, his father is in the hospital and his childhood friend thinks he has sold himself to the devil.  A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame.

Dead Mans Cell Phone
at The Waterfront Playhouse in Key West Until Feb 18
In a quiet cafe a cell phone rings.  And rings.  The stranger at the next table has had enough.  She confronts the owner of the cell phone, but, well … he’s dead.  She begins to answer his calls and suddenly finds herself enmeshed in his life and family.  Unfortunately, the dead guy has quite  a number of shady loose ends.

at New Theatre Until Feb 19
In this witty new play, what begins as a scheduling "headache" arranging for the funeral of fraternal twins Peter and Christina Winter's recently deceased mother evolves into an all-out blood feud between the siblings and their mother's mysterious, young live-in assistant.

at The Kravis Center Until Feb 19
Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who have come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever.

Barney Cashman is middle‐aged, overweight, and married. He wants to join the sexual revolution to have one last fling. Knowing that his mother's apartment is empty on certain days he lures three different women there and attempts to seduce the,. He bungles every attempt.  He utterly and hilariously fails at seduction. In desperation he asks up the only other woman he can think of: his wife.


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