Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 19, 2004
GableStage presents the Florida premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s
"Ten Unknowns." 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through March 7 at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
The University of Miami’s Theatre Arts Department presents two works that show the versatility, endurance and pleasure of Anton Chekhov’s plays. "The Cherry Orchard" is a wise, witty and compassionate portrait of a disappearing way of life in turn-of-the century Russia. The story of a once-prosperous family facing financial ruin and an uncertain future was translated by "Noises Off" author Michael Frayn. 8 p.m. today (2/19), Wednesday (2/25) and Feb. 27; 3 p.m. Sunday; and 2 p.m. Feb. 28. "Anton in Show Business" is a hilarious skewering of theatrical egos battling through an ill-fated production of Chekhov’s "Three Sisters" set in Texas. Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award. 8 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Feb. 26 and 28; 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission $16 Friday and Saturday nights, $14 other performances. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s "Assassins" takes the Miami stage before its Broadway engagement. Tickets are on sale for New World School of the Arts theater division’s college production of the show that is this season’s most-anticipated Broadway musical premiere. Seen only by a few in its original 1991 off-Broadway run and rarely presented regionally. , "Assassins" is the stuff of musical theater legend. Looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, and Lee Harvey Oswald. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Louise O. Gerrits Theater, 25 E. Second St., Eighth Floor, Miami. $12 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Details: (305) 237-3541.
JOLSON AND CO.
A dramatic and musical chronicle of the life of Al Jolson, one of the most famous and successful performers in the history of popular culture. Runs in the Mainstage Theater through March 7. $35-$45. Details: (305) 442-4000.
‘BEAUTY OF THE FATHER’
Nilo Cruz’s "Beauty of the Father" plays at New Theater, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.