Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on January 8, 2004
‘WHAT THE BUTLER SAW’
Play by Joe Orton at GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets $35. Runs through Jan. 11. Details: (305) 446-1116.
Palm Beach Dramaworks Studio Theatre presents "The Dresser" by Ronald Harwood. The plot revolves around Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor-managers. As his dresser tries to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear, he is having difficulty remembering who and where he is, let alone Lear’s lines. With a Herculean effort on the part of Norman, the dresser, Sir finally makes it on stage and through the performance in a World War II-era English provincial theater during an air raid. Backstage after the performance, more drama unfolds and presents a challenge even Norman is not prepared for. 8 p.m. Fridays and select Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, at 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. $25 adults, $22.50 seniors, $10 students. Runs through Jan. 18. Details: (561) 625-6010.
‘RUM AND COKE’
Cuban American actress and playwright Carmen Pelaez’s acclaimed comedy runs through Jan. 25. "Rum & Coke" showcases Ms. Pelaez’s dramatic and comedic talents as a writer, performer and director when she portrays a host of colorful characters – fictionalized versions of real-life women she has known. Her characters include an aging ÈmigrÈ aunt, a psychic, a Cuban hooker who supports an ungrateful family and a former dancer at Havana’s famous Tropicana who now works in the nightclub’s bathroom folding and selling toilet paper. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Miami. Details: (305) 442-4000.
‘A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS’
The Off-Broadway hit "A Couple of Blaguards" by brothers Malachy and Frank McCourt delivers an Irish stew of bittersweet and blarney in tales from their childhood growing up in Ireland. Performances through Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $27-$29. Details: (954) 462-0222.
"My Cousin’s Wedding" follows an unmarried couple as they face a relative’s wedding from the paranoia of choosing the perfect wedding gift to the humiliation of performing the chicken dance at the reception. Following the 7:30 p.m. opening-night presentation Jan. 15, a Coral Springs couple will tie the knot onstage. Runs through Jan. 18. $27-$29. Details: (954) 462-0222.