Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Current Productions for the week of August 20, 2012

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill
At Broward Stage Door Theatre Until Aug 26
It’s 1959 and legendary musical performer Billie Holiday is just four months away from death as she steps to the microphone in a seedy bar in Philadelphia for one of her final performances. Though she is there to sing, the audience will find she has a lot more on her mind than music. In addition to featuring a dozen of her hits, Holiday tells the tale of who she is, in her own original style.

The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson
At Empire Stage Until Sept 9
Presented by Island City Stage
Awarded the 2011 PEN Award for Drama and the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Production of a Play, The Twentieth Century Way is based on a little-known incident in history.  This theatrical thrill ride explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two actors, auditioning for a film, end up juggling roles that eventually lead to entrapment of homosexuals for "social vagrancy" in the Long Beach, California of 1914.


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