Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Current Productions for the week of June 11, 2012

Proof by David Auburn
At The Palm Beach Dramaworks Until June 17
Catherine is the daughter of a recently deceased mathematical professor, Robert, whom she cared for during his lengthy mental illness.  Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office.  Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship and authenticity while at the same try and sidestep her father’s inheritance of insanity?

Summer Shorts
Presented by City Theater
At The Adrienne Arsht Center Until June 17
Summer Shorts is one fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest "short" plays! Strung together in a whirlwind of bite-size nuggets, these mini-plays will one minute have you laughing hysterically and the next shocked beyond belief. Hang on for the ride of your life in this wonderful evening of theater that promises something for absolutely everyone!

Don't Rain On Our Parade: A Tribute to Barbar Streisand, Bette Midler and Carole King
At The Plaza Theatre Until June 17
The one-act performance, directed by Kevin Black, will feature performers Melissa Jacobson, Shelley Keelor, and Missy McArdle belting out the hits we’ve all sung for years including: The Way We Were; Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy; Wind Beneath My Wings; You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow; Chapel of Love; Locomotion; and One Fine Day.

AVENUE Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty
At The Andrews Living Arts Studio Until June 23

AVENUE Q is an "Autobiographical and Biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything"; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more "special" than anyone else.
Warning: This Show Contains Puppet Nudity

Small Membership by Mark Della Ventura
At The Alliance Theatre Lab Until June 24
Matt, a big boy with a small problem, is 26 years old and seeking attention and guidance from a group of strangers.  The show centers on male insecurity and through a series of flashbacks we see his childhood and adulthood struggles with puberty, sexual orientation, anxiety, true love, heartbreak and self-determined celibacy.

A Bicycle Country by Nilo Cruz
At New Theatre Until June 24
Three characters, whose lives seem to be moving nowhere, set out to build a dream even if that dream seems perilous.  This stirring portrait of three Cuban exiles and their harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea, in the play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz,  examines the universal themes of freedom and oppression, hope and survival.

La Cage Aux Folles Staring George Hamilton
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Until June 24
LA CAGE tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!

The Edge of our Bodies by Adam Rapp
At Mosaic Theatre Until July 1
The Edge of Our Bodies was a tremendous hit at this year's Humana Festival and features Bernadette, sixteen, on the train from her New England private school to New York City to give her boyfriend some big news. Achingly articulate about all she can't know or control, this play captures a young woman at the threshold of vulnerability and experience.

DeathTrap by Ira Levin
Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Until July 1
The trap is set… for a wickedly funny who’ll-do-it. Broadway’s longest-running mystery is a classic pulse-pounding thriller with devilishly wicked characters and multiple twists. The plot thickens as a once famed playwright, now living on his laurels, is sent a more-than-promising manuscript from an aspiring playwright. His dilemma: Can he get the young author to collaborate with him?  If not – is murder an option?  Of course it is.

Love Scenes by David Pumo
At Emire stage Until July 1
Six, individual scenes.  Each with it's own flavor and perspective.  Each depicting a different type of relationship in gay america.  Each unique chacrter as different as six random people you would meet on the street.  All played by one actor.
Warning: Nudity and adult themes.


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