Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on January 15, 2009
New Theatre presents a performance of "Kissing" by Robert Caisley. Things heat up in this quirky romantic comedy and lives spin out of control when two co-workers kiss during an office softball game. The play looks at the biology and sociology of kissing just in time for Valentine’s Day. 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Ends Feb. 15. 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.com.
A smash hit in London and across the US, "Shakespeare (abridged)" is an irreverent 97-minute race through the Bard’s 37 plays performed by just three versatile actors, including Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Designed for Shakespeare fans and phobics alike, the Miami production will feature updates incorporated in a London revival last year. Ends Jan. 18. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45-$50. Details: (786) 468-2326 or www.arshtcenter.org.
KEEP ON COUNTING
Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, the award-winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s 1923 play "Adding Machine" tells the story of Mr. Zero, who after 25 years of service to his company is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. The play is a satiric view of capitalism that bears comparison with today’s unsettled economy. Ends Feb 1. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1116 or www.gablestage.org.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
The theater company Shakespeare Miami offers a free performance of the Bard’s play "MacBeth." 7:30 p.m. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarland Road, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 642-1271 or www.shakespearemiami.com.
The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater stages a production of "Miami Bombshells, The Musical." A VIP reception with cocktails, a light supper, a silent auction and raffles will precede the show with all proceeds benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. 8 p.m. The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $50. Details: (954) 964-4040 or www.diabetesresearch.org.