Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on June 18, 2009
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will host the 14th annual "Summer Shorts" festival. With music by Cindy Lauper and the comedy writing of Christopher Durang, the festival features short plays for children, comedies for families and edgier performances for adults only. Ends June 21. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
A LIFE OF SALSA
"Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz" returns to Miami after an international tour. Directed by Isidro Infante and starring Anissa Gathers, "Celia" tells of Ms. Cruz’s rise from a modest childhood in Cuba to an international superstar. Told through her husband, Pedro Knight, the show vividly recounts her success and challenges during her 60-year career. Ends June 28. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $60-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, "Fuerza Bruta" is an event for which reality takes a back seat. Global audiences have already seen this 360-degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience’s heads, a man running full speed on a giant treadmill, performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar and more. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
GableStage at the Biltmore hosts the Southeastern premiere of Paul Rudnick’s "New Century." The comedy, produced last season at New York City’s Lincoln Center, revolves around a Jewish mother from Long Island, a flamboyant Palm Beach resident and a Midwestern craftswoman who collide under surprising circumstances. Ends July 19. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50 to $42.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.