Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on September 3, 2009
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents a stage performance of "The Harder They Come." Based on the Jimmy Cliff movie that put reggae music on the worldwide stage, the play follows a young Kingston man with dreams of becoming a reggae star. Ends Sept. 13. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50 and $95. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.
THE REAL HOLLYWOOD
GableStage presents "Speed-The-Plow" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet. The play follows two greedy Hollywood executives set to pitch a can’t-lose deal to the studio boss but an unlikely obstacle, a seductive secretary, creates unexpected complications. Ends Sept. 13. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
The New Theatre opens its season with a performance of William Shakespeare’s comedy "The Taming of The Shrew." This classic battle-of-the-sexes play is the tale of a shrewish woman and her strong-willed husband, both wreaking havoc on the conventions of courtship and marriage. Ends Sept. 27. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
The University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theater presents a performance of "Smokey Joe’s Café: The Music of Leiber and Stoller." The play, which was a hit on Broadway, follows the work of songwriters and producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who are partially credited with popularizing rock ‘n’ roll. Ends Sept. 19. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.