Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 12, 2009
Playwright Len Jenkin updates Aristophanes’ "The Birds" to include real-estate developers, computer sex addicts, dirty politicians and televangelists. The play follows a washed-up comic and his manager as they flee bad debts and unsavory associates in Las Vegas. Somehow they end up in a paradise of the birds and hatch a plan to blackmail the gods. 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends. Feb. 22. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-0496 or carta.fiu.edu.
The Miami Children’s Theater puts on a production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s "Aida." The show is a contemporary musical take on the classic love story between a soldier and an enslaved princess. While their love condemns them to death, it transcends the cultural differences between the warring nations. 8 p.m. Feb 14, 19 and 21. 2 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22. Alper JCC Performing Arts Center, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $12-$22. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
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.
THE LIFE OF TRUTH
The M Ensemble Company continues its 2008-09 Season with "A Woman Called Truth written by Sandra Fenichel Ashe The play is based on the life of Sojourner Truth and chronicles her life up to the day of her freedom and her subsequent achievements. 8 p.m. Thursday though Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends March 1. The M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami. $25. Details: (305) 895-0335 or www.themensemble.com.
University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre presents a performance of the comic-strip classic "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown." The musical will bring together Snoopy and the rest of the memorable cast to delight audiences of all ages with such scenes as Charlie’s disappointments on Valentine’s Day to Snoopy’s flying ace battling the red baron. 8 p.m. Feb. 18, 20, 26 and 28. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $8 students, $18 others. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.