Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 19, 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 19 and 21. 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Alper JCC Performing Arts Center, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $12-$22. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.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. 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.
The University of Miami hosts a performance of Mozart’s opera "Così Fan Tutte." The opera follows two young men who wage their lovers’ fidelity. The cost, however, could be more than either of them could have imagined. The opera will be sung in Italian with English subtitles accompanied by the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper. 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28. 1 p.m. March 1. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $5 university community, $10 seniors, $20 others. Details: (305) 284-6266 or www.miami.edu.