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Miami, FL 33155
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10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
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New Theatre is excited to announce its milestone 30th Anniversary -- With the underlying theme of "MEMORIES" we are proud to announce that our season will include 4 local playwrights who are and have been part of New Theatre's history, celebrating our past, present and the future of our community of playwrights in South Florida. Our 30th Anniversary Season marks the return of Susan J. Westfall and Ricky J. Martinez (previously announced) and now is joined by Sandra Riley and Mario Diament. Diament's play Franz & Albert will receive its US Premiere while running in rotating repertory with Riley's Footprints on January 4 - February 21, 2016. Performances will be held at the beautiful South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189. Staying true to its mission statement of producing vibrant theatre that stimulates, provokes, challenges, and entertains by cultivating "New Voices, New Works" and re-imaging the Classics, the season consists of one Classic and four Premieres by local playwrights.
Two Weekends and a Day by Susan J. Westfall
World Premiere - November 20 - December 13, 2015
Penned by local playwright Susan Westfall, this new work is set on one couple's beachside porch and another couple's country deck, over the course of two weekends and a day. This sexy and bittersweet play follows the friendship of four adults who, in the words of Jimmy Buffett, are growing older... and finally growing up through the most devastating moments in their lives... after mid¬life crisis. The play was conceived with the help of the Cultural Affairs Departments Playwrighting Development Program alongside the mentorship of Deborah Zoe Laufer in 2014.
Franz & Albert by Mario Diament
What happened when Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein met in Prague, in 1911? In Franz & Albert, his latest work, Mario Diament recreates the circumstances of this encounter and imagines what those two young geniuses would have said to each other. The result is a maelstrom of thoughts and ideas, a conversation where nothing is left out, from space-time to insects, from war and revolution to sex and marriage.
in rotating repertory with
Footprints by Sandra Riley
World Premiere - January 29 - February 21, 2016
Footprints centers around the pioneer lives of Mary Barr and Kirk Monroe. Their intense passion for each other propels them to create the community of Coconut Grove and battle adversities at all cost to save Paradise Key Everglades.
ROOF! by Ricky J. Martinez
World Premiere - April 8 - May 1, 2016
This fresh new work by New Theatre Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez revolves around young Cuban American roomies Vic and Adam who are throwing an off the chain Friday night rooftop barbecue with their friends: a Columbian bombshell; a British hunk; a Nubian ghetto drag queen; and whoever else decides to show up Bohemian¬style, as usual. But what is "usual" quickly tumbles into a life shattering moment that tests their friendship.
Death of a Salemsan by Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman written by American playwright Arthur Miller was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This classic masterwork addresses the painful conflicts within one family, but it also tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream and charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy -- a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country's founders.
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