Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on March 19, 2009
GableStage at the Biltmore presents a production of John Patrick Shanley’s "Defiance." The play, set on a Marine Corps base in 1971, follows two officers, one black, the other white, who are on a collision course over race, women and the high cost of doing the right thing. Ends March 22. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50, $42.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
The New Theatre hosts a production of Tennessee Williams’ "The Glass Menagerie." The play follows a young man, Tom, who is torn between his family obligations and his desire to escape his domineering mother, Amanda, and his frail sister, Laura. Ends March 29. 4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
VIVE LA REVOLUTION
The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre hosts the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning masterpiece "Les Misérables." Based on the book by Victor Hugo, the play tells the saga of social injustice and the triumph of the human spirit through heart-wrenching ballads and a powerful ensemble. Ends April 5. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: www.actorsplayhouse.org.
The Florida Grand Opera presents Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro." Performances of the play, on which the opera is based, were forbidden in pre-revolutionary France, but even Marie Antoinette had a reading of the play secretly given at Versailles. The servants are presented as better people than their entitled master and Napoleon once said that the play was one of the single most important catalysts that led to the French Revolution. 7 p.m. March 24, 25, 27, 28. 3 p.m. March 22. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.arshtcenter.org or www.fgo.org.
The Miami Lyric Opera presents a production of Vincenzo Bellini’s "I Puritani." The story takes place in 17th century England, where a young couple must avoid the peril of the country’s civil war and the oppression of arranged marriage to be together. 8 p.m. March 26 and 28. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25 students, $30 others. Details: (305) 297-3619 or (305) 674-1040.